The Top 5 Reasons to Install a Home Security System

While we may look back fondly on the days when “the door was always open” in tight-knit communities, the faced-paced and interconnected world of today has brought heightened security concerns along with it. If you’re looking to increase the security of your home, consider installing a new system from SLH. The following is a brief list of reasons why installing such a system is likely the right idea for you.

  1. Protecting Your Valuables

Many of us know someone who has lost electronics, jewelry, or other high-value items due to a home invasion. The standard alarm of your security system will scare off many would-be burglars, and can notify the local authorities if someone does attempt a break-in.

  1. Deterring Crime

A 2009 Rutgers University study found that as the number of home security systems increased in an area, the number of residential robberies decreased in that area–even for people who didn’t have their own system. Home security not only protects you, but helps your neighborhood be a safer place for everyone.

  1. Remote Access

Modern security systems allow you to remotely monitor (with the use of cameras) what’s happening in your home when you’re not there. You can also control or monitor the thermostat, door locks, lights, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and other devices in your home. These automated features are a big plus for parents: you’ll know about any parties when you’re away, and automatic door locks can let the kids in after school, so they don’t have to worry about carrying (and potentially losing) a house key.

  1. Lowering Your Homeowners Insurance

Though you may pay a monthly fee for your security system, having it in your home can lower your homeowners insurance by up to 20%. That, combined with the other benefits, makes an alarm system a wise long-term investment.

  1. Peace of Mind

The sense of security and peace you gain with an alarm system is perhaps the greatest benefit of all. Next to being safe, the confidence of feeling safe will help you to be a more productive, healthy, and focused person.


As you can see, there are several benefits to installing a security system for your home. At SLH, our security systems are designed to provide enhanced comfort, safety and convenience–and can be controlled via a smart-device app. All installations are performed by qualified technicians who are fully trained in both fire and security. Experience our reputable service firsthand; hire us to help you create the perfect residential package to fit your needs. Contact SLH Home Systems to schedule a consultation today!

Note: This article uses information adapted from an original article by Hillary Johnston for A link to this article may be accessed below.

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