Why People Are Installing New Home Security Systems?


It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you have a house full of family stuffed to the brim with turkey and all the trimmings. The whole family wakes up and you feel a since of dread come over, as you quickly realize it’s Christmas time. Unfortunately with the holiday season, comes with an increase of theft and crime. According to a study conducted by Allstate Insurance Company on tusconlocalmedia.com1, there is more pressure to make changes in routines during the holiday season, which can leave distracted shoppers and homeowners susceptible to calamity. Theft is seen to increase considerably the later it gets in the year. Could be a bout of desperation due to the pressures of the holiday season, or a reminder of what we don’t have. Whatever the trend could be attributed too, some American citizens are 46% more likely to report thefts and burglaries around Christmas time than when compared with the national average.

You have been hit with the reality you don’t have secure ways to protect your family and family valuables. Not every American is as excited about the Second Amendment as others. If you’ve been living under a rock your whole life, the second amendment deals with the American Citizens right to bare arms. Some may see that as the most effective way to protect your family, while others may be a little squeamish when it comes to firearms. 

A home security system may be a little more reasonable to your family’s situation. Maybe you don’t even know where to begin and like many Americans, know very little about home security systems. There is countless research out there done for you on efficacy of certain security systems. Upon your search, you will find like-minded individuals who will break down the pros and cons of home security system use. Many blogs will describe the peace of mind you’ll have knowing your hard earned Christmas gifts will be well protected.

If you are in the market for a top of the line security system, you are in luck with holiday savings backing up your thanksgiving. Many technology stores will have countless options from Smart protection to manual protection. The best part about it is they will be significantly discounted. Here are a few great reasons why people are installing new home security systems on before the holiday rush

Home Security Is More Affordable Than You Might Expect

Some people are very hesitant to purchase home security systems because the costs can be astronomical, depending on the type of security that’s being sought after. Many people think, the more cutting edge the technology, the fancier the bells and whistles the system offers, the more expensive the security system will be. According to Consumerreports.org2, home security systems can go as high as $3000 for systems with professional monitoring. You would be able to provide your family with the ultimate peace of mind with the types of security systems that top the list of best of the best, however your average middle-class worker may not be able to afford that type of price tag for home security. 

The great news is, because of the advance in technology, many high quality, high-tech home security systems can be purchased at very inexpensive prices. Costco even has a nesting system of surveillance cameras you can put all around your house, and watch with an app on your smart phone of choice. You can have a professional security team doing 24/7 monitoring of your home, or you can choose to cut your costs and do the monitoring yourself. There are countless apps on the iStore or Google Play that can assist you in self-monitoring home security. Black Friday gives many Americans the opportunity to put their hard earned money towards technology they may not normally be able to purchase, and home security systems top that list. The consumer just gets the technology at an astronomically discounted price.

Today’s Systems Have Cutting-Edge Technology

Today’s home security systems aren’t like they were in the 80s or 90s. The technology of the time tends to blow our minds, but looking back, we hadn’t seen anything yet. Motion detection has been a technology used in home security for quite some time, but technology has advanced to be able to detect exactly what is moving. This way, consumers are able to preserve their monitor batteries. Too many time with motion detection, objects that do not warrant the system to be triggered, trigger the system. For instance, a cat will walk by and all the lights come on around the house. There could be a very windy day and leaves are being kicked up. If leaves brush past your monitoring system, the system is triggered and all the lights come on. Lights turning on and off impact your pocket book in the form of your electricity bill, battery purchases, and increase system wear and tear. 

Pretty soon, people would get so tired of the lights going on and off, they’d shut the motion detection of completely, putting them in peril and wasting money on a system that should be fully functional for optimal protection. Systems can now detect what’s moving, compensate for weather, record to a backup server to preserve space and pause recording if nothing is happening to preserver memory and battery life. They are designed to be as convenient and reliable for consumers as possible, not sparing any expenses on leverage capable available technology.

How to Find Black Friday and Cyber Monday Home Security Deals

Black Friday is going to be your best bet to finding a high-quality, low cost home security system. You may want to do some comparison shopping to get the most bang for your buck. First, go to consumersreport.org3 for a great comparison of home security systems. They’ll also break down the cost in months and years for you, along with providing do it yourself options. You can also check out asecurelife.com4 for great comparison shopping and packages with monthly subscriptions to bring the costs down even further. Next, go to Safehome.org5 to find the best black Friday deals on your selected home security systems. 


Sources:

1 https://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/holidays/article_4ebb24d4-56e9-11e3-992c-0019bb2963f4.html

2 https://www.consumerreports.org/home-security/diy-home-security-system-cost/

3 https://www.consumerreports.org/home-security/diy-home-security-system-cost/

4 https://www.asecurelife.com/home-security-systems-comparison/

5 https://www.safehome.org/sales/best-home-security-black-friday/ 

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Kelsey Harris

Associate Writer

Kelsey joined the Wavez staff in June 2019 and has been impressing readers ever since. She graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in English and specializes in our Health and Finance categories.