How Will Security Measures Lower My Insurance Rates?

man installing a security camera

Whenever we think about alarm systems, we always find ourselves coming back to a couple of unsettling statistics from the FBI.

  1. Burglaries happen every 15 seconds
  2. Homeowners that have no security system are three times as likely to be the victims of a break-in than those that have a security system.

Insurance companies know these statistics. They know having a security system will create a safer living space for you and your family and that many alarm systems protect against other threats, like fire, water damage and carbon monoxide.

As such, you’re less likely to file an insurance claim, which means your insurance company saves money. In many cases, they’ll pass those savings on to you.

On average, putting alarm systems and other security measures in your home can reduce your homeowners insurance rates by as much as 20 percent.

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