When it comes to your home, there are likely some very important people living within it, or, at least, some very prized possessions. Protecting our homes is a very important part of being a homeowner, and it’s a great idea to look into your options for protection if you haven’t done so already.

For many people, a home security system is the best defense against burglars, damage, and loss. However, not everyone is sure that this is the best way to go. Likely, homeowners have considered other options, such as guard dogs, fake alarm signs, and motion-sensor lights. While all of these options may have some advantages, home security systems are, without a doubt, the best tool for protection.

There are a few common misconceptions about home security that have people undecided about investing in one. If you want to learn more, consider these misconceptions and what’s really going on.

They’re Too Expensive

Anything worth having is likely going to cost you a little bit at the beginning. It’s no surprise that you will have a larger bill for the installation of your security system, and that you will be expected to pay monthly bills in order to keep it in service.

If you’re wondering how much Americans spend on security systems, the answer was roughly $20 billion in 2011. For one homeowner, a start-up for their system will cost anywhere from $600-$1200, but some companies may offer sales or promotions for less. After that, monthly bills can be expected to sit between $15-$100, with the average price sitting around $30.

At the end of the day, paying $30 per month will cost you less than it does to order fancy coffees each morning. Even though the initial costs will be more expensive, there are a lot of reliable, experienced security system companies which can offer you an individualized package of features that suit your unique needs. Even if you’re able to avoid a theft or fire one time, it’s likely that the cost of your system will be worth every penny.

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