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Should I Invest in a Home Security Alarm System if I Take a Summer Vacation?

In today’s uncertain environment, having a home security alarm system can provide added protection and peace of mind at any time, day or night. Summers are some of the best times for burglars to commit break-ins because of the outdoor activities enjoyed, that leave most homes unattended.

Residential home security alarm systems are being installed at record rates in Jacksonville due to the rising elements of home break-ins and home invasions. This is being fueled because of the influx of thousands of visitors from all over the country and the world, flooding our small city for many reasons chief among them relocations from more expensive parts of the country.

Also, the influx of diverse immigration and ethnic groups relocating has given rise to unprecedented apartment development everywhere you turn.

At ESI, Emergency Systems Inc, we have been installing residential and commercial security alarm systems since 1979. We have seen the periodic growth that has taken place in our city over many decades and as residential areas grow so does the crime that accompanies it.

Families who take summer vacations and leave their homes unprotected, create an open invitation for anyone with nefarious intentions to rob their unprotected home.

Here are a few considerations to help you make the right decision about installing a professionally monitored home security alarm system in Jacksonville Fl.

Neighborhood and Crime Rates: Assessing the safety of your neighborhood and the crime rate in your area is difficult to do because every neighborhood in Jacksonville, even gated communities experience break-ins and property theft. If you live in a relatively safe neighborhood, the necessity for a security system is the same because crime can occur anywhere, so it’s always better to be cautious.

Length of Your Vacation: Even if you’re going on a short trip, such as a weekend getaway, the need for a security system is the same as compared to an extended summer vacation. Longer absences will increase the likelihood of potential security risks but anytime a home is left unguarded a break-in can occur.

Existing Security Measures: At ESI we evaluate the security measures you already have in place, such as sturdy locks, deadbolts, outdoor lighting, and unmonitored home security devices like door cameras. None of these products will protect a home from invasion, and if one occurs, and no one is home, how are police notified that a break-in is in progress?

At ESI, we call these types of homes, semi-protected. Owners who have the false impression that a good strong lock on the door, and a front door camera that notifies them that a package has been delivered, is all the protection they need. The truth of the matter is that additional security alarm devices are needed to detour a potential thief. Installation of appropriate security alarm products, coupled with state-of-the-art, professional 24/7 monitoring is essential to protect your dwelling from mayhem occurring.

Valuables and Sentimental Items: Consider the value of your belongings, including any high-value items or sentimental possessions that cannot be easily replaced. If you have valuable assets or irreplaceable items, investing in a security system can help deter burglars and protect your valuables.

Monitoring Options: Effective home security alarm systems offer 24/7 monitoring services that can notify authorities in case of a break-in, fire, or emergency. You will feel more secure with professional monitoring because it is one of the compelling reasons to install a security system. At ESI we provide highly skilled and experienced security alarm technicians monitoring your home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Smart Home Integration: Modern security systems from ESI, come with smart home features, allowing you to remotely monitor and control your home security through mobile apps. You will find these features useful and worth the limited cost of a security system because of the ease of use, arming, disarming, and monitoring entry at your convenience.

Ultimately, the decision to install a security alarm system for your home depends on your personal preferences, the level of security you desire, and your budget. It is important to consult with a security alarm professional at ESI who can explain your options and help you make an informed decision on exactly what fits your budget and needs. Give us a call at 904-388-3975 for a free, no-obligation security consultation.