Homes without a security system in place are three times more likely to be burglarized than homes with. One home is burgled every 13 seconds in the United States. With numbers like these, installing a home security system is as important as having a solid homeowner’s insurance policy. Not only does a security system provide you with peace of mind, it can also be key in saving you money on your premium. While each insurance provider will have their own specific guidelines for the homeowner to follow to be eligible for discounts, sometimes the simplest security measures such as, deadbolts and motion sensitive lights can start your saving at about 5 percent. More sophisticated security systems can increase your savings up to 20 percent. There are various types of systems to be considered, such as monitored, unmonitored, as well as, wireless and hard wired.
With approximately 18 million home security systems installed in the United States, why not make a smart choice and get on board? You can’t go wrong protecting your investment and saving money at the same time. Consult your local Trusted Choice agent today to see what security measures your carrier prefers you take to save on your premium.