Home security systems can help prevent or mitigate a variety of home emergencies, ranging from fire damage and carbon monoxide leaks to floods and break-ins. If you’re deciding whether or not to purchase a home alarm system, read these five emergency scenarios that a security system can help you avoid.

1. Break-ins

First and foremost, home alarm systems can help prevent someone from breaking in. Whether you have door and window sensors or motion detection cameras, a home alarm system offers tools to help you protect your home. Adding in professional alarm monitoring takes it a step further and gives you a set of added eyes on your home. Monitoring professionals can alert you via text or email if something goes wrong in your home or contact emergency services to send help if needed.

2. Safety of Children, Elderly, and Pets

Security cameras can capture footage of your children for you to watch from any mobile device. This means you can check on your newborn without opening the door to wake her, look in on the kids after school while you’re still at the office, or even see how pets are doing, all thanks to security cameras.

But it’s not just the kids you can check on. You can use these systems to check on an elderly family member who needs special attention. The tools of a security system can help grandma keep her independence and give you peace of mind that you can see she hasn’t fallen. Some security systems can also connect to emergency pendants, which someone can wear and use to alert you or authorities in case of emergency.

3. Fires

Smoke detectors are often part of a home security system, and these detectors are integral in sensing smoke and fires. Smoke detectors alert you to potential fires when you are in another room, and if you sign up for alarm monitoring, those detectors can alert your security provider as well. The monitoring team can help you get emergency services on their way to help you, while you focus on getting yourself and your loved ones to safety.

4. Floods and Water Leaks

Flooding that goes undetected for even a few minutes can cause irreversible damage to your home. To help you prevent flood damage, some home alarm companies offer water and flood sensors, which detect excess water and notify you of the problem. Whether flood damage is due to a natural disaster or faulty pipes in your home, having water and flood sensors monitored by your home security company can end up saving you thousands of dollars.

5. Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Referred to as a silent killer, carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, and is omitted from common household appliances, such as stoves and fireplaces. Having a carbon monoxide detector, which most home security providers offer, can help protect you and your family from breathing in this dangerous gas.

There is a lot a security system can do to help protect you and your family. Consider these five emergency situations you can help prevent with a security system and if you have any questions or are ready to get a home alarm system installed in your home, call and speak with a SafeWise security expert today.

Written by Carolyn Heneghan

Carolyn is a nutrition and environmental crusader who loves using and exploring technology almost as much as she enjoys writing about it. Learn more

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