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While most homeowners understand that a monitored home alarm is a great tool for catching a burglar in their tracks, many are still unaware that this is a tool that can proactively save your life. Maybe people think dangerous events at home just don’t happen anymore. But the numbers tell a very different story when it comes to events like these.
Burglary and Home Invasion
Home burglaries have become so commonplace that the FBI now has four separate categories of burglary: completed burglary, forcible entry, unlawful entry without force and attempted forcible entry.
But aren’t most burglaries non-confrontational events? Not necessarily. According to a Department of Justice report, a member of the household is present for approximately 28% of burglaries, and 7% of these burglary victims experienced some type of violent crime during the episode. It could happen to anyone, and your home alarm monitoring is designed to help prevent it.
Everyone thinks their house won’t catch on fire, until it does. “Aren’t house fires only for irresponsible homeowners?” “Don’t house fires only happen in bad neighborhoods?” The answer to both of those questions is no. U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 355,400 home structure fires per year, resulting in 2,560 civilian fire deaths. House fires can happen because of a variety of factors, including environmental ones. Even responsible homeowners in the best neighborhoods are not immune.
Your home alarm monitoring service is designed to get emergency responders to your home in minutes, without you having to alert them yourself. You will get an alert to your smartphone, but the 24/7 monitoring center will be notified at the same time – and they’re already getting help to the scene, working to save your home and your life.
Other Life-Threatening Dangers
An intelligent home monitoring service is also designed to intervene when dangerous environmental factors are present. If deadly carbon monoxide is detected in the home, your system will alert you so you can get everyone out of the house before they start experiencing symptoms. If a tornado is approaching, a smartphone alert can prompt you to get the family in the car and flee to a safer destination.
Remember, home alarm monitoring technology no longer relies on wires and cables to work. Instead, a dedicated cellular connection ensures you get the lifesaving alerts you need, along with an immediate signal to the monitoring center. That’s all it takes for help to be on its way, and that’s why you need monitored home security. Wilmington homeowners, call Security Instrument if you’d like to learn more. We’ll be happy to speak with you.
About Security Instrument
Security Instrument is a full-service, independently-owned security integrator that offers numerous electronic security options. We serve thousands with commercial and home security in Delaware, MD, NJ & PA.