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Home security alarmIt's no surprise that a home security system greatly reduces your chance of a break-in, which is why many people are willing to invest in one for their house. Depending on your needs, newer technology means some facets of security can be easily installed by the homeowner. However, there are times when it is a better idea to call in a professional. Remember, whatever security measures you install, contact your independent insurance agent because certain systems may earn you a discount on your homeowner's insurance policy.

DIY Security Features

When it comes to home security, light is your friend. Installing more exterior lighting with motion sensors is a deterrent to intruders, and one of the easiest and most inexpensive safety features available. Wireless technology has also made it easier for homeowners to install some security features because there isn't all the electric hard-wiring that used to be an issue. With just some simple skills, it is possible to mount security cameras and monitor them via your computer. 

When to Hire a Professional Security Company

If you have something more elaborate in mind, it's time to call in the pros. Features such as programmable keypads, silent or audible alarms and automatic interior lights are more complex and require a little more know-how. Monitoring services and working with local law enforcement are also very effective, but you'll need to hire a company to have that privilege. Many towns require permits for some of these capabilities, so it's a good idea to hire a reputable company who knows the ins and outs of both the legal requirements, as well as proper installation.

Without a doubt, it is wise to install some security features to protect your family and your home. To add in some motion sensor lights and wireless cameras, you may not need to hire a professional; but beyond that, it's a good idea to call in a company that specializes in security systems.

Is your home safe enough? Call Owen & Associates at (770) 422-0456 for more information on Marietta home insurance.

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