Is your home prepared to handle suspicious spooks and ghouls this Halloween? While most homeowners are ready to welcome trick-or-treaters this fall, many don’t have the proper level of home security in place to protect against theft and vandalism. A comprehensive home insurance policy is a great first step in home security. However, the addition of a high-quality alarm system can help your family members enjoy an extra layer of protection in the event of an emergency. And as an added bonus, many insurance providers will even offer a discount on your home insurance premium if you install the right system! Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of investing in a smart and safe home security system today.
More Than Just an Alarm: What Are the Benefits of a Home Security System?
Every homeowner knows that a good home security system can easily provide a bit of peace of mind against break-ins and other emergency situations. But modern security systems offer so much more than an alarm. In fact, most make it easy to access your home security from anywhere in the world – as long as you have a smartphone or computer with internet access.
Many new home security systems put control over your home into the palm of your hands with remote access that can do everything from turn on the lights to lowering your thermostat and double checking your door locks. Additionally, if you have to leave the kids or pets at home for an extended period of time, you can quickly check that things are okay by getting areal time look at your home.
Increased Fire Safety
Home fires cost Americans more than 5.7 billion dollars in 2016 alone. While many home fires cannot be prevented, injuries and fatalities can definitely be reduced with the help of a home security system. In addition to the regular smoke alarms that you should have throughout your home, your alarm system can act as a first alert in the event of a home fire – quickly letting your family know that it’s time to evacuate and notify the authorities of the blaze.
Did you know that someone is home in 3 out of every 10 burglaries reported in the US? No one wants to come home to find that their home has been burglarized but imagine being at home when the thieves attempted to break in? With an armed security system, you and your loved ones can feel safe from burglaries and enjoy peace of mind in knowing that help is available with the press of a button.
On average, burglaries result in a property loss dollar amount of $2,251. When you think of the amount of damage that could be done to your home and the valuable personal property you’ll be protecting, paying a monthly premium to enjoy better home security just makes good sense. Plus, many homeowners can save big on their home insurance policy when they have the right security system set up. Some insurance companies are happy to give up to a 20 percent discount on coverage if you maintain an alarm system that features some form of central monitoring.
Water Leak and Freeze Detector Offer
For a limited time, Leonard Insurance is able to provide its customers with a Roost Water Leak and Freeze Detector at absolutely no charge. That’s right, if you are a customer of Leonard Insurance and have a Smartphone and Wi-Fi in your home, you are eligible for a Free Roost Water Leak and Freeze Detector!
A Roost Water Leak and Freeze Detector is a wireless device that monitors temperature, humidity, and the presence of water.
Think about it. You are away from home and a pipe freezes and bursts. Water begins to fill your basement. Your carpet, finished walls, and storage begins to take on water damage.
An early alert to your smartphone, regardless of where you are at, could be the difference between the total loss of your belongings, or a catastrophe averted.
If you are a customer of Leonard Insurance, contact our office and we’ll place your order for a free Roost Water Leak and Freeze Detector.
Contact Leonard Insurance Today
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of investing in a home security system along with your home insurance policy? At Leonard Insurance, the safety of your home and family are important to us. Don’t get caught without the right level of protection for your home this holiday season. Instead, invest in comprehensive home insurance coverage from your local agents. Contact us or visit our team online today to get a free quote.