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December 04, 2018

Reasons to Get a Smart Home Security System: Why They’re Worth the Investment

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For many people, buying a home is the culmination of lifelong dreams and aspirations. For others, it’s simply a great investment. The reality is that it’s both: a great way to secure your future and an important milestone. Owning a home should evoke feelings of comfort and security, but all too often, concerns about keeping that home (and the family inside it) safe can cause worry. That’s where a home security system comes in.

A home security system can help protect your family and your valuables, deter crime, and even lower your homeowners insurance. A “smart” security system like Xfinity Home goes one step further: it provides remote access to your home, so you can maximize efficiency and control your system at any time, from anywhere. Simply put, smart home security not only delivers peace of mind, it also saves homeowners time and money.

Protect your home from theft and accidents

According to a 2010 report from the U.S. Department of Justice, there were more than 2 million burglaries annually, and the average loss per burglary was more than $2,000 in valuables. Keep your home out of those statistics with theft prevention from a monitored home security system. And when you choose a “smart” system like Xfinity Home, you’ll receive real-time notifications about your home wherever you are. Watch a livestream feed from your WiFi-enabled cameras to see when and why the door was opened or who’s in your backyard.

What’s more, you can keep an eye on possible damage from storms or accidents. Watch live video to see whether your home is facing impending damage from a storm or receive alerts from your smart smoke alarm when a smoke emergency is detected.

A smart home security system can help you prevent potential issues before they start. When your live video feed shows you that a package was delivered, you can move it before it’s stolen. When your sensor alerts you that your door was left open, you can close it before it’s too late. And with the addition of smart locks, you can even lock your door from your office when you realize you forgot to do so on your way out.

Xfinity Home conveniently provides 24/7 professional monitoring: if a security or smoke alarm is triggered, we’ll notify the authorities right away.

Enjoy the time-savings and convenience of integrated smart products

Of course, a connected home is about more than just safety: it’s also about comfort. A smart security system can be easily integrated with smart home automation devices. Use remote access to turn on the lights or adjust the thermostat so that you always come back to a place that feels like home. No more fumbling for keys in the dark, no more entering a cold house—just use the mobile app to ensure a warm welcome every time you walk in your front door.

You can even set “rules” so your home performs these actions under certain triggers. Set the smart lights to turn off, the connected thermostat to turn the heat down, and the smart locks to lock the door every morning when you activate the security system, so you can leave for work focused and on time.

Find savings in utilities and insurance

With so many benefits, it’s easy to love the idea of a home security system, but many people still wonder if professional home security is worth the cost. The simple answer is yes. Smart products can help cut down on utility expenses. Programmable smart lights come with LED technology, so they use less energy.  You’ll be more likely to use these smart lights only when you need them most. Smart thermostats allow you to have the ultimate control over your home’s heating and cooling usage; these thermostats can even anticipate fluctuations in outside temperature to allow your system to run more efficiently.

A full home security system can also save you money on your homeowners insurance policy. Go ahead and ask your insurance company if you qualify for a discount.

Your home is likely the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make. Think of a smart home security system as added value to that investment. This enhanced value can bring you more savings, time, and peace of mind—for the whole family.