Busted! Don’t Believe These Security System Myths!

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Busted! Don’t Believe These Security System Myths!
Placing security and safety systems at home or the workplace can really help deter intrusions or forced entries by burglars and safeguard valuable assets. These sophisticated systems comprise several features and can be accessed remotely, making it easier to control them when not around.

However, despite the benefits they have to offer, many people still have reservations about security systems or feel they don’t need them. This is usually the result of miscommunication and misconceptions about these products and personal security in general. Believing misinformation about security setups and safety measures can be costly to your wellbeing and property. To help you steer clear of the falsehoods, Simon Security Systems has debunked three of the most widely believed myths about security systems.

Myth 1: I don’t need a security system. My neighborhood is safe
Some people believe that there isn’t any crime in their neighborhoods. They believe this because they have never been a victim of a crime themselves, or they are not aware of any neighbors who have been victimized. The truth is that there are crimes in every neighborhood. Criminals often target quiet, affluent neighborhoods because they see opportunity. They know that people in these neighborhoods are complacent, leave their vehicles and homes unlocked, and often don’t have security systems, including cameras or intrusion alarms. The FBI and other sources report that a burglary occurs every twenty-six seconds in the United States. That’s approximately two and a half million burglaries every year. Statistics also show that homes and businesses with security systems are less likely to be burglarized than those without a working system in place, with over 83% of would-be burglars checking for the presence of a security system before breaking in.

Myth 2: You have to sign a long term contract with the alarm service provider
Although this is true with many of the larger national companies, some smaller companies will not require clients to sign a long-term contract. Since the relationship between the customer and the smaller company are more personal, clients are not held hostage year after year. At Simon Security Systems, we do not force our clients to sign a multi-year contract. Although our customers rarely cancel their alarm service, when it does happen, we immediately honor that request.

Myth 3: Online security systems are way cheaper to use and install
Some customers often believe that they can buy an inexpensive security system online and install the system themselves. This is usually a big company marketing scheme, which leads people to think they can get a system that is just as good as the professional systems for a lot less. The problem is that most people do not really have the necessary experience to install a security system properly. And once it is installed, the DIY companies do not provide sufficient support for the system when it begins to have problems. Customers then tend to call a professional installer to come and replace the system installed with a more professional one. As a result, it is better to hire a professional and choose a reliable system to get efficient security right from the start.

If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to Simon Security Systems. We are a security and access control system installation company providing excellent security solutions for many years. We focus on helping our clients feel safe and secure and ensure they get the best system for their budget. From interactive all-in-one touch screen alarm panels with built-in smart home technology, and advanced ultra-high-definition security cameras with 4K resolution are the very best. And, our services are available across Amawalk, The Ardsley, Ardsley-on-Hudson, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Bronx County, The Buchanan, Chappaqua, Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Cross River, Croton Falls, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Goldens Bridge, Granite Springs, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hawthorne, Irvington, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Larchmont, Lincolndale, Mamaroneck, Manhattan, Maryknoll, Millwood, Mohegan Lake, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Mount Vernon, Newburgh, New Rochelle, New York County, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Purdys, Rye, Scarsdale, Shenorock, Shrub Oak, Somers, South Salem, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Tuckahoe, Valhalla, Verplanck, Waccabuc, West Harrison, White Plains, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights, Westchester County and the surrounding areas.

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