Did you know that installing a security system can increase the value of your home, in addition to keeping your family safe? Here’s why installing a security system might give you a competitive advantage when selling your house.
PEACE OF MIND
Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, and many potential buyers are willing to pay more for that sense of security. A basic alarm system is useful, but each layer of security you add to your home can make it easier to sway potential buyers. Window sensors, motion-detecting lights and surveillance cameras can all be key selling points.
A remote home monitoring system allows you to access and operate your security system — as well as your lights, appliances and thermostats — from anywhere in the world using a mobile device. You’ll never have to worry about leaving the front door unlocked. You can also turn your lights on and off remotely so burglars will think someone’s there. Home automation is an appealing selling feature, particularly to young home buyers for whom technology is ubiquitous.
A security system protects your home from more than just theft. Although fire and flood monitoring services can’t prevent an accident, they can certainly help you avoid a disaster. Enhance your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors by integrating them with a home security system that alerts you and the proper authorities as soon as a threat is detected. In addition to offering potential home buyers an increased sense of security, a shorter response time to emergencies will help prevent costly damage that could affect the value of your home.
There are financial benefits to installing or upgrading your home security system even if you’re not ready to sell your house. In fact, an extensive and sophisticated system can reduce your home insurance premium by up to 20 per cent. Once you decide to put your house on the market, an insurance discount is a feature that’s likely to make your home much more attractive to potential buyers.
HOME SECURITY IN CALGARY
Whether you’re looking to boost your property value or increase the safety of your forever home, Guardian Security Solutions can help. We offer a variety of alarm and security systems to suit your needs and budget. For more information or to schedule an installation in Calgary or Lethbridge, contact us today.