Over the course of the many years that I have spent in the business, I have encountered countless misconceptions regarding just about everything related to locks, safes and home security in general. Some of the myths touching on home security systems are amongst my favorites.
The number one myth on my list has got to be that home security systems shut down when the power and phone lines are cut like in James Bond movies. That might have been true once…back when chain-smoking filterless Turkish cigarettes and chugging vodka martinis was hot. These days, home security systems have backup features in place; including, backup power and wireless.
Another favorite of mine is that some people believe that between their dog, neighbor and insurance that they are covered. Unfortunately, dogs sleep, neighbors can be lazy and insurance will neither bring back heirlooms and other sentimental items nor will it act as a deterrent against intruders.
For some reason, many people are under the impression that home security systems are an expensive undertaking. The truth is that the standard packages that most companies offer are extremely affordable. Prices will range in accordance with the package that you choose as well as the length of the service contract that you sign.
With all of the movies glorifying burglars and criminals of all kinds, some people are left to believe that alarms don’t work and can be easily bypassed. This is simply not the case. As long as all of the sensors are properly placed throughout your home and the relevant areas remain reasonably orderly you will be very well protected. Of course, it is important that you remember to check the alarm sensors and change batteries when necessary.
Home security systems are a big weapon in a homeowner’s arsenal against burglary and home invasion. The myths surrounding home security systems are absolutely ridiculous and unfounded. If you live in Toronto or the GTA and have any questions regarding home security systems, alarms and sensors then please feel free to give us a call.