Home Security

 

Security systems have always been a way to give homeowners peace of mind whenever they are away from their property for work, school, vacation, errands, or simply sleeping. In medieval times, castles were surrounded by moats to ward off unwanted visitors. In Victorian times, bells were placed along doorways and windowsills to alert residents of arrivals. In the seventies, 'beware of dog' signs were posted and pit bulls purchased. More recently, alarm systems triggered by the opening of a secured door have been used. Today, technology companies are designing new and improved home security. 

Studies have shown that the mere presence of home security, whether legitimate or not, is enough to ward off a potential trespasser. Some people will post 'beware of dog' signs even if they don't have a dog, or will place a home security company's sticker on their window even if they aren't active users. Little things such as this can make a small difference in how attractive your property is to invaders, but nothing compares to a working home security system. 
 
Home security systems aren't just beneficial because they keep your home safe. They can also be a major asset in case of a natural disaster, they will lower your home insurance costs, and the peace of mind they can offer you when you're gone for extended periods of time is unparalleled. If you're ready to make the leap and give your home the protection it deserves, check one of these fantastic home security companies:
 
Vivint: Vivint uses small, undetectable sensors and cameras to protect your home from intruders. They have a location in Calgary and can come to your home to give you a free consultation. They also provide signage to help give your home that extra layer of protection. Visit them here: https://www.vivint.com/stores/city/calgary-alberta
 
Nest: Nest home security systems keep their eyes on your home so that you don't have to. This smart home technology will give you live updates straight to your phone when movement is detected and allows you to speak via speaker to anyone at your door or in your home! Check them out here: https://nest.com/home-security-systems/
 

  

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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