The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt our economy significantly as all non-essential businesses have been shut down. Some businesses, however, have actually seen increased sales because of the pandemic. One such example of this is the increase in sales of home security systems.
Peace of Mind
While the pandemic is creating so much anxiety and fear in our country and the world, people are searching for peace of mind. Business owners want to keep an eye on their property remotely, people want to take care of their elderly loved ones, and everyone is seeking more safety and security for their homes as well.
With all the cybersecurity concerns that come with so many people now working remotely, it’s important for people to find security where they can. There are many reasons why home security systems are attractive to homeowners.
You Are Protected from Intruders
According to statistics from the FBI, a burglary happens once every 23 seconds in the United States. The likelihood that your house will be robbed increases by 300% if you don’t have a home security system. In many cases, simply having a home security system is enough to deter many burglars from breaking into your home.
You Are Protected from Fires
Home security systems offer early warnings that go beyond a smoke detector. They can alert occupants to the presence of fire as well as contact authorities and warn of sources of heat. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that it only takes 30 seconds for a small flame to turn into a full blown fire. Having a home security system reinforces the protection for you and your loved ones.
You Are Protected from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and can quickly turn into a problem. It can be released from stoves, charcoal, heating systems, gas ranges, and burning wood to name a few things. Many home security systems also include carbon monoxide detectors so that you can rest assured knowing that you’re protected.
Home security systems can do a lot to reassure homeowners and protect occupants of a home, but most importantly, they provide peace of mind. And in this chaotic and tumultuous time, who doesn’t need more of that?