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Securing Your Home With Home Automation

According to data from the Calgary Police Service, property crime throughout Calgary increased by 56% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Worryingly, this translates to about one home burglary per hour every day and the police say they are unable to catch most of the perpetrators because they rarely leave evidence behind. Luckily, installing a robust security system can prevent burglars from breaking into your home. Here are five reasons to install home security systems:

Scare intruders

A study done by the International Center for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) in several countries including Canada found that CCTV surveillance reduced the risk of burglaries in residential properties by 25%. This is because most burglars case properties beforehand and avoid those with occupants most of the time as well as those that seem to have security installations. Moreover, most intruders fear being caught breaking into a property or triggering alarms.

Peace of mind

By installing a home security system, you will have peace of mind knowing that burglars are likely to avoid your home. What’s more, a monitored security system can alert emergency responders and law enforcement authorities as soon as an intruder attempts to break into your home. Even installing a non-monitored security system will give you peace of mind because it can alert neighbors about an attempt to break into your home while you are away.

Lower home insurance premiums

Most insurance companies offer substantial discounts to property owners who install security systems. This is largely because home security systems Calgary reduce the likelihood of a home burglary. In fact, a study published in the Security Journal found that individual security devices offer up to three times more protection against home burglaries compared to non-installation of security devices. Furthermore, installation of multiple security devices reduce the risk of burglary significantly. As such, insurers reward homeowners who burglarproof their houses with lower monthly insurance premiums.

Home automation

Modern web-connected security devices allow homeowners to automate certain security functions such as monitoring their properties remotely even from abroad (provided one can access the internet). Another great home automation feature is connecting your security system to lighting sensors that automatically turn on/off the lights at pre-determined times to give your home a “lived in” look.¬† My personal recommendation is to check out, This is an effective deterrent against unauthorized intrusion because few burglars will dare confront homeowners who may be armed with firearms.

Keep your family safe

Besides stealing valuables, burglars can terrorize, injure, or kill you or your loved ones. Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening by installing home security systems Calgary such as CCTV cameras, motion sensors, deadbolts, strobe lights, sirens, and automatic dialers. Irrespective of the cost, keeping your family safe is more important.


The rising property crimes in Calgary have stretched law enforcement authorities thin as they try to catch the offenders, according to the city’s police spokesperson. Fortunately, residents of Calgary can protect their properties by installing home security systems such as motion sensors and closed circuit TV cameras. Some of the advantages of installing security devices include scaring intruders, lowering home insurance premiums, keeping your family safe, home automation, and peace of mind. If you are shopping for home security systems Calgary security experts can help you find the best systems.

Alexandra Cooper

Eco advocate. I speak and write for companies who want to promote safety and green energy concepts and ideas.