All of the ads that you see for home security systems play up the fact that you can save money on your home insurance by having one installed. In a lot of cases they make this sound like the prime reason to get one. So, can home security systems lower your home insurance payments? The answer is yes but usually not by as much as you would expect.
A rough idea would be around a 10% discount but this can vary and depends on many different variables. Call us to find out more and receive your free no obligation quote.
There are two main financial components of home security: purchase price and ongoing monitoring. Additionally, you should also factor in the cost of tech support and repairs, if they’re not included in the cost of your system. The final consideration is not financial, but rather emotional well being – the cost of peace of mind.
It’s vital to keep your security system in good working order to reduce false alarms and to ensure that the alarm will be raised in the event of a break-in.
We recommend customers to have a regular maintenance visit from one of our qualified engineers. But if you don’t want to commit to a maintenance contract for your intruder alarm, you can request an engineer visit for a one-off call-out fee. Depending on the alarm system and the problem, this is usually £95 for a home alarm and £135 for a commercial alarm.
A maintenance contract will ensure that your intruder alarm is inspected and tested regularly, and can often pre-empt issues with your alarm system which would otherwise require an emergency call-out. As a contract customer, you are also guaranteed a response to an emergency call within 4 hours.