Your busy lifestyle likely keeps you on the go with little time to worry about small things like remembering to lock the back door before heading to work. In fact, it is important to protect your belongings, including the financial assets that you have in your home. In just seconds, everything can be taken away through theft, fire or other personal devastation. Installing home security measures will help you not only prevent unwanted visitors and predators but it will also allow you to monitor your home while you are away. Here are just a few reasons why it is important to protect your home and keep information secure.
One of the biggest advantages of having a home security system in place is to prevent identity theft. A thief can instantly gain access to your bank accounts, insurance documents, passwords and credit cards in a matter of minutes. The trail of devastation can be astronomical—leaving you to pick up the pieces and pay greatly to get your credit reestablished or get funds returned. TransUnion reports that every single minute of the day—up to 19 people fall victim to some form of identity theft. This can happen while you are away or while you are using your home computer or cell phone. One way you can keep a tighter lock on your financial assets is to have wireless window and door sensors installed in your home. This will allow you to instantly connect with your home security system—alerting you and the security company of any unusual activity.
Having someone come into your home and take away your most priceless possessions can haunt you for a lifetime. Having a home security system equipped with an indoor sounder and built-in passive infrared motion sensor will alert you when there is an intruder. A burglary can occur any time of the day or night and studies show that the most common time an intruder strikes is in the afternoon hours when he can see if anyone is home. Having a security system in place will thwart a burglar from gaining access to your financial assets—including any safe containing money or other valuables you may have in your home. No matter what your location, ADT will contact you immediately if your home security has been compromised.
While thieves are often after cash, jewelry and easy to sell electronic items, they can also leaves a trail of devastation behind. Vandalism is common with home invasion and can cost you as the homeowner—thousands of dollars in damage and repairs. Even if the damage is minimal, you may not decide to file a claim with your insurance agency. This can leave you with repairing damage that can leave you financially strained. In many cases, once a potential intruder spots lawn signs and window stickers stating that you are covered and protected by ADT, they will likely thwart a break-in attempt. Having signs and stickers properly adhered and visible to the public and visitors can really help keep your assets protected.
ADT keeps you in-the-know even when you are far away as to any changes in the security of your property. There are several ways to protect your home and your family’s personal and financial assets while you are away. The biggest way is to make sure you have all of the home security equipment pieces to make your property secure. A digital keypad will give your instant access to tightening up the perimeter of your home—giving you peace of mind knowing that you have protection on your side!