Should I Keep My Alarm System Now That I Work at Home?
As a result of COVID-19, many people are both working remotely from home and looking to reevaluate their expenses. While doing so, it may seem logical is to cut down on home security, considering many homeowners are spending the clear majority of their time at home.
However, homeowners should be aware that this is an incredibly risky cost-cutting technique and can lead to disastrous consequences that can cost homeowners gravely down the line.
Leaving Home is Inevitable
With Canada ramping up its vaccination process, more and more activities are becoming safe to engage in. Although many people are still working from home, there are still plenty of opportunities for a homeowner to leave the house and open themselves up to petty theft.
With the installation of a home security system homeowners have the peace of mind needed to leave the home when they want. However, without protection, a long appointment at the clinic, a quick trip to the grocery store, or grabbing takeout can leave a home exposed.
It does not particularly matter how long homeowners are gone for either. Without a security system, there is little to deter or catch burglars from entering your home. Robbery is often a crime of opportunity, and if a theft sees someone leaving home without protection, it is easy pickings.
Alarm Systems Keep Homeowners Safe
Scan-Tech provides far more than just deterrence for criminals. Alarm systems like carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors are essential to the safety of a home.
Our flood and heat sensors can also assist in notifying homeowners and relevant emergency services in the case that there is a problem somewhere in your home that homeowners are not immediately aware of. This could potentially save equipment, the home, or even your life.
If worst comes to worst, a home security system is still invaluable. Video surveillance systems like those from Scan-Tech can notify the police of a break-in so that they can arrive as soon as possible. This could potentially help stop a burglar from escaping. Even if they do, not only will it assist in taking out a claim for your insured losses, but it could potentially help police find the criminal and help them get your things back to homeowners.
Even though you work at home, having a security system is still as important as ever.
For over 25 years, Marc and Jacqueline Cyr of Scan-Tech Alarm Systems Ltd. have helped to keep people and properties safe in Prince Albert and its surrounding areas.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your security needs, please call our toll-free number at (877) 212-5276 or use the handy form on our Contact page.