Fire Alarm and Security System Installation | Are They Worth Your Money?

Fire Alarm and Security System Installation | Are They Worth Your Money?

June 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

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Many of us put off installing a home security system because it seems like one more unnecessary monthly or yearly bill. Often thought of as luxury items, security systems don’t put food in our bellies or heat our homes, which leaves most of us asking why they’re necessary.


Today, we’re exploring what makes home security and fire alarm systems critical in maintaining your family’s safety. We’ll also explore why they’re worth your money.


Let’s start by looking at what you receive with your home security system.


1. Increased protection


A lot of us envision what we would do if our home is broken into, but not everyone thinks about the cost of a burglary. During the average break-in, homeowners lose $2,119 in stolen items and that doesn’t include the cost of damaged doors, walls, or windows.


Most of the time, burglars go for items they can easily sell for cash like electronics, cars, or bikes. They’re not usually out to harm anyone in the process, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Your home security can’t prevent a domestic break-in but it acts as a serious deterrent.


2.  Protection from the elements


Quality home security systems such as those from Honeywell protect against more than home invasions. Your Honeywell home security system can monitor threats from the elements such as carbon monoxide, flooding, water leaks, frozen pipes, and fire.


Because every home is at risk for these things, you shouldn’t discount such benefits. True, your system can’t prevent a fire or a flood from happening inside your home, but it can notify you immediately which gives you the chance to head off the situation before the damage gets worse.


3. 24/7 support


Once your system is installed by the professionals at Hawkeye Communication, you’ll continue to receive support for it. Whether you’re in Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Iowa City, Cedar Falls, or Waterloo, we’ll be there for you if you have trouble. We can also perform routine maintenance checks to make sure your system is running as it should.


Let’s talk about cost


Not to be vague, but the total cost of your home security system really depends on the size of your home, the number of components you need, your preferred installation method, and the level of monitoring you want.


Keep in mind that when most security companies give you a cost evaluation, they don’t factor in additional fees for what goes beyond the basic level.


The dollar amount also depends on how comprehensive you want your system to be. Do you want your home security system to include automation elements such as automatic blinds, lighting control, and heating control?


Since automation can help you save money, you’ll get the best bang for your buck in the long run if you take advantage of both home security and automation services.


Hawkeye Communication is a home and commercial security company that loves working with people in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and surrounding areas. Every system we installed is engineered to meet your specific needs. Call us today to set up a security evaluation.