Maybe you are the type of person that doesn’t worry about the security of your home. It’s not always top of mind and some simply can’t rationalize spending the money for a system to protect their home that may or may not ever be broken into. Though we might not agree with this rationale, at Security Alarm we understand how you feel. Security systems aren’t cheap. However, what if we told you research shows that homes with smart security resale at 5% higher than homes without? That’s $7,000 on a $140,000 dollar home! Maybe investing in a security system could be beneficial after all.
Here are some of the smart home features that appraisers may take into consideration at the time of sale:
Thermostats: Smart thermostats differ from traditional ones in that they can be controlled remotely from a smartphone, programmed to change temperatures at different times of the day, show energy levels, and can even adjust themselves based on conditions such as humidity. Research shows that all of these features generally save homeowners between 10%-12% on heating costs and 15% on cooling costs.
Smart Locks: Smart door locks are extremely convenient in that you can remotely lock and unlock doors for babysitters, dog walkers, or just family and friends in general. They are much safer than traditional door locks in that they eliminate hideaway keys and the possibility of lost keys floating into the wrong hands. It’s also easy to reprogram your locks if your “key” ends up in the hands of someone you no longer want to have access to your home.
Security Cameras: Cameras are one of those things that everyone seems to want these days. In a day and age when everyone wants to feel connected and know what’s going on, camera sales are at an all-time high. Whether they are used to keep an eye on kids, grandkids, dogs, or potential burglars, they are in high demand.
Sensors and Detectors: We could get lost for days in automated lights, dishwashers, thermostats, etc. However, it is also important to remember the features that truly keep your family safe. Door sensors, window sensors, glass breaks, water sensors, heat detectors, smoke detectors, CO detectors etc: these are the devices that at the end of the day may not save you money but can save your life.
24/7 Monitoring: It is important that the security portion of your smart home is monitored 24/7. If a burglar was to break in or if a fire or environmental issue was to break out, the authorities would be alerted immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – even in your absence.
Security Alarm believes that the security of you and your home is of vital importance and that our smart home security systems will make you safer, happier, and provide peace of mind. Consider a security system as an investment in your home’s value, protection of your belongings, and most importantly, as added safety for your family.