The 5 Best Times to Invest in a Home Security System

Published September 23rd, 2014 | By

There are endless benefits to a monitored home security system, but little is written about what propels homeowners to purchase one. Do most people invest in a security system as soon as they invest in a home, or does it a major life event to encourage them to do their research? There is no one answer.


Thanks to affordability, quick installation, and a multitude of user options (including mobile accessibility), homeowners are finding more and more reasons to invest in home security today. Here are five of the top reasons you may be ready too:


1. You moved

You’ve just happily purchased, or rented, a new home. Everything you own is in a truck, on a sidewalk, being moved slowly into your new place. Everyone can see what’s yours and what’s valuable, and that you’re new to the neighborhood. Though it often seems unthinkable, many burglaries and break-ins are perpetrated by those living in close proximity to us.


If you’re new to a house and a neighborhood, it always pays to stay on the offensive. A monitored home security system will protect you, your loved ones, and your belongings, and leave you with a sense of safety and peace of mind in your new place.


Parents-with-baby-and-mother-with-cell-phone-897918042. You’re getting married, having a baby, or both!

More people equals more stuff to protect. But while homeowners want to protect their valuables, nothing is more valuable than loved ones. Many people contact us specifically because they want to protect not their belongings, but their family. This is especially true of newly married couples as well as new parents, who feel a heightened sense of responsibility and concern. With new ADT Pulse, spouses and parents are happy to check in on their home and one another on the go—with mobile video surveillance footage, security alerts, and more. And all of our monitored home security systems can come with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, too.


3. You’re going on vacation—or know you’ll be traveling frequently

Homes broken into while the homeowner is on vacation is not a new occurrence. But with the rise in vacation-oriented social media posts—pictures from faraway places, tagged locations, and states updates declaring your departure from town—it’s becoming more frequent and easy than ever.


Most burglaries occur when no one is at home. Whether you’re preparing for an extended vacation or know you’ll be away from home often, the wisest solution is to guard your property. That way, next time you head out the door with a suitcase in hand, it’ll be with peace of mind too.


4. You just invested in pricey home equipment

People know when you invest in a new home equipment. Whether they see you unloading that enormous television or expensive sound system, find the boxes out by the sidewalk, or see it through your windows, it’s there—and it’s obvious. Expensive home equipment lures any burglar. Invest in what you love and enjoy it, but protect it too with Choose Home Security‘s affordable ADT monitoring options.

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5. You know home security doesn’t necessitate a reason

The truth is, there isn’t a “right” time to invest in home security. Many homeowners don’t even consider the option until they’ve had the unfortunate experience of a burglary. Why wait or risk it? Invest in a home security system before you need it, and you’ll never again feel the uncertainty that comes with living in a home but not knowing for certain that it—and your family—are protected.


To find out how you can take your home security to the next level with ADT Pulse, call Choose Home Security today!



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