Security Systems: Add Safety and Value to your Home
Home security is a home upgrade that is often overlooked. It’s not as obvious as new hardwood flooring or as much fun as an in-ground pool, but it can increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to prospective buyers.
Gains in technology have made home security slicker, more innovative, and easier to manage. How slim or robust a system you choose depends on the location of your home, its size, and your personal preference. These days it’s easier than ever, as a fully automated system allows you to view your property via computer or smartphone, and even lock doors automatically.
A security system will give you greater peace of mind and put money back in your pocket, as most insurance providers offer a discount for homes with monitored alarm systems. If you’re considering purchasing a system, speak with your insurance company first to learn about what is eligible for such a discount.
It may also be an attractive feature for prospective buyers. A modern system that has already been installed is a value-add, both for reasons of personal security and because of the insurance discount (if applicable).