When it comes to protecting your home and preventing break-ins and burglaries from occurring, a home security system is often a must. However, there are several things you should consider before deciding on a new security system to keep your home safe.

 

1. Hire a professional and well-known security company: Unfortunately, not all security system businesses can be trusted, sometimes leaving homeowners victims of unethical business practices. From installing faulty systems to offering contracts based on false promises, to misrepresented fees, these should make homeowners practice caution when purchasing new security systems.

2. Talk to your insurance agent: Due to the risk you can face when shopping for security systems, it is a good idea to seek the help of your insurance agent, who can give you recommendations on who to trust.

3. See if you qualify for discounts: Security systems do not automatically qualify you for a homeowner’s insurance discount. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance agent on available discounts, especially before choosing your security system. Not only will your agent be able to better advise you about the types of systems that are eligible for a discount, but they can explain the discount to you as well.

4. Practice other security steps: Light and noise are perhaps more deterring than security systems, making automatic lights, flood lights, and dogs good ways to deter unwanted guests. Other measures, including dead bolt locks, window well grates, and security lighting, are effective security additions.

When it comes to ensuring your home is protected, consult with your insurance agent to see how they can help. Contact Brazelton Insurance Group if you have any questions, or need help ensuring your home, your family, and your belongings are protected.