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Protect What Matters Most – With a Home Security System

There are a lot of great reasons for purchasing a home security system. At the top of the list is the shield of protection it provides for you and your family.

You also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that would-be burglars will think twice when they discover your home is well protected and monitored. The mere presence of a security system lawn sign can serve as a deterrent.

While a home security system may seem like an expensive investment, it could pay for itself over time, and may include a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium for having a system in place.

VTC Insurance Group has a long history of helping to protect homes like yours. If you’re interested in purchasing a home security system, but you’re not sure where to begin, we offer a few suggestions to help you get started.

Choosing a Security System

When evaluating home security companies, it’s important to pick one with a history of delivering quality products and reliable service to its customers. To check dependability:

  • Make sure the alarm manufacturer is listed with Underwriters Laboratories
  • Request a reference list of current clients you can contact
  • Contact the Better Business Bureau or your local police department to see if they have any knowledge of complaints against a specific provider

Selecting a Monitoring Service Option:

The service that monitors your home is one of the most vital parts of your security system. Here are some additional options to consider:

  • System backup: Look for companies that offer cellular or radio backups to keep your system online even if all physical lines to your house are down
  • System tests: Ask potential providers what types of tests they use and how often they are conducted as well as what is done if an error is discovered
  • Maintenance: Look for companies that offer annual maintenance as part of your normal cost of service

Safety First

When you think home security, you may only think burglar alarm. However, a fire alarm system is important as well. A fire that starts while you’re away from home can result in losses that far surpass those of a break-in. Having a fire alarm built into your home security system will ensure a quick response in the event of a fire, whether you’re home or not.

VTC Insurance Group is proud to play a role in helping you protect your family and your home. For more information on protecting your home, or to learn about our line of homeowners insurance solutions, please contact a VTC Insurance Group agent, give us a call, or visit vtcins.com.

The above content is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.

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