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Top 5 Home Security Myths

Today, there are many home security myths, and systems have changed so dramatically over the years. It isn’t just a keypad wired into your wall anymore; personal home security today is customizable and more technologically advanced than ever---making it easier to stay connected with your home.

Deciphering the difference between home security truth and fiction can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, Richmond Alarm Company is here to debunk the top security myths for you.

1. Home Security Is Too Expensive

There are many affordable options available for home security. We can help customize your system to fit your needs and budget.

2. Home Security Doesn’t Lower My Homeowners Insurance

Insurers may provide a discount on insurance premiums if homeowners have a security system. Richmond Alarm Company provides monitoring certificates to make getting a discount easier.

3. My Pet Will Protect The House

A dog can help deter burglars, but your dog won’t be able to call 911 while your home is being raided. Another common myth with pets is that they will set off your alarm, which may have been true in the past. Today’s technology has considered your pet’s activity and creates zone which allow free pet movement without triggering your alarm.

4. I Locked Up, So Everything Is Safe

Locking all doors and windows is helpful in preventing unlawful entries, but 60% of break-ins involve forced entry through a door or window.

5. Wireless System Aren’t Reliable

Wireless technology is more advanced and more reliable than traditional landline systems. Your home is readily connected via cellular technology to Richmond Alarm Companies 24/7 monitoring center. Wireless is also more reliable simply because a burglar cannot cut your phone line to disable your system.

Understanding how security works allows you to make more informed decisions for your family’s safety. Staying educated and connected will be give you the peace of mind knowing your family is safe and protected.