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  • Home Security is Well Worth the Cost

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    I recently installed a security system in my home at the request of my landlord. I was skeptical if I'd ever need it because I live in a pretty nice neighborhood so I did some research and discovered multiple articles on the benefits of security systems even without them actually having to go off.

    In fact, according to a 2010 study partially underwritten by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation, burglars spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a home. So, anything that made a house harder to access, including home security systems, deadbolt locks, bars on windows, and pins in sash windows, acted as a deterrent.

    And that initial investment and month-to-month costs of the security system can equal out or even financially benefit you because your homeowner's insurance provider may offer lower rates on insurance if your home has a security system.

    In fact, "Some companies may cut your premiums by as much as 15 or 20 percent if you install a sophisticated sprinkler system and a fire and burglar alarm that rings at the police, fire or other monitoring stations," according to a homeowner's insurance article published by the Insurance Information Institute.

    Why are home insurance companies willing to offer these huge discounts?

    Think about it like this: When you install a home security system, it makes it less likely that someone will be able to break into your home, and in effect, there's less of a chance that your insurer will have to cover your losses due to a home invasion.

    So needless to say, I'm pretty excited to have a new security system in my home now. And reading more into systems, I found more advance systems for people concerned about falling where a wrist-worn sensor/distress button can sense if you may have fallen.

    And for more tips on upgrading your home, take a look at our blog. And if you’re looking for a house for rent in Cleveland, OH, take a look at our Cleveland rental properties and call Reilly Painting and Contracting for all your Home Mechanic and remodeling needs. If you’re looking to rent out your home at any time of the year, we are also a property management company for anyone looking to rent out a home without the hassle.

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