If your car had an airbag that deployed 20 minutes after impact, would you feel safe? It sounds crazy but this is the way that most homeowners think about their home security. The home alarm industry has done a fantastic job of making you believe that your home security begins after someone has already invaded your home. The fact is that alarm systems do not stop intruders from entering your home.
The function of a home alarm system is to tell you that someone is in your home. Alarms do not stop people from entering. The real benefit of a home alarm system is to limit the amount of time that an intruder is in your home. Most thieves will not turn and run away when they hear an alarm, as many commercials would have you believe.
Many people believe that we are against the use of home alarm systems. This could not be further from the truth. An alarm system should be a component of any home security system. You need to understand, however, that security must begin before an intruder enters your home. An alarm is your last line of defense. It tells you that an intruder has been able to get past all of your defenses and is now in your home. Many alarm company’s actually sell our products as the physical component of their security systems.