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Home Security Tips & Tricks: Why You Need It in a Safe Neighborhood!

Think that just because you live in a so-called “safe” or “good” neighborhood, that you don’t need a security system? Think again! In this blog post, we’re going to discuss the top reasons why you need a security system … even if (more accurately, especially if) you live in a safe neighborhood. We’re also going to provide some tips and tricks on how to make the most of your home security system, regardless of what type of neighborhood you live in.

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1. A Good Neighborhood Makes You a Prime Target

When you live in a good neighborhood, it’s presumed — however correctly or incorrectly — you have good stuff inside of your home, as well. This stuff is often worth a lot more to thieves — especially if it includes jewelry, electronics and cars. If you’ve walked around your neighborhood, you’ll undoubtedly have noticed that many of the homes have a sign in front that say “Protected by …” and the name of their security company. That’s because the owners want to let potential burglars know that breaking into their homes and stealing their valuables will result in criminal prosecution. A study conducted by Rutgers University in 2009 reported that an increase in home security systems in an area resulted, naturally, in a decrease of burglaries in that area. Simply put: There’s no price tag to put on peace of mind. And if yours is the only home on the block without the protection of a security system, you’re more likely to be targeted by potential thieves than if you live in a home that is protected by a security system.

2. Today’s Security Systems Protect More Than Just Valuables

The modern technology of today’s security systems cannot be underestimated. You aren’t just protecting your valuables against an intruder — today’s security systems can alert you in the event of a fire or an excess of carbon monoxide. In addition, many security systems allow you to access your information remotely — usually via your phone or via your tablet — with a proprietary app. With so much technology available at your fingertips, today’s security systems can give you peace of mind in more than one way.

3. Security Systems Help You Save Money On Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance can be very expensive, especially if you live in a nice neighborhood. If you want to save money on homeowners insurance, installing a security system is just one of many ways you can lower your monthly premium. In some cases, you can save as much as 20 percent on your homeowners insurance premium!

There are a number of good reasons to install Blink in your home. Best of all, because security systems are becoming more and more common, they don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg in terms of price.

Even though a home in a safe neighborhood is, no doubt, a valuable investment, the best way to protect your investment is to invest in a home security system. Get your Blink home monitoring system starting at just $99!

 

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