I Have a Dog, Do I Need a Home Security System?

By Crystal Newton on Jan 22nd, 2015 07:43 AM

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Though most people get dogs for comfort, companionship, and fun, a good number also choose to get a dog for the protection and security they can provide. Barking dogs will often deter a burglar and warn owners that someone is at the door. However, having a dog is not enough to provide the true level of safety and protection that you and your family deserve. Even with a dog, having a home security system can prove invaluable for your loved ones, your precious belongings, and even for your pet.

Often, people associate a security system with keeping burglars out. And while this is one of the main reasons to get security systems, such systems can actually provide a number of other benefits, including protecting your home and pet from fires. In 2013, over 1.2 million fires were reported in the U.S., causing over 3,000 deaths and nearly 16,000 injuries, according to data from the National Fire Protection Association. Sadly, these fires all too often also take the lives of beloved pets.

Adding a fire detection system to your home is quite simple, whether it is stand alone or in conjunction with your home security system. These systems can provide 24 hour monitoring, no matter if your security system is armed or not. With this nonstop monitoring, you can rest assured that should a fire break out in your home putting your dog, other pets and belongings at risk, the police and/or fire department will be notified as quickly as possible. In many cases, such systems have prevented tragic deaths, including the lives of pets.

In addition to giving you peace of mind when it comes to your pet's safety and wellbeing while you are away from home, home security systems provide a number of other benefits. Some of the most often cited benefits include the following:

·detecting dangerous gas leaks, such as carbon monoxide. Such leaks can cause serious damage to your home, not to mention put you, your family and pets in life-threatening situations.

·alerting you to the presence of unwanted visitors or someone breaking into your home.

·notifying you if serious water damage or drastic temperature changes are occurring.

With home security systems, families can feel more secure, both when they are at home and away. Home security systems allow the pet owner to feel a greater sense of security, knowing their pet is safer with a fire alarm system installed in the home. While having a loud, barking dog is a great deterrent for burglars, you may discover that having a dog and a home security system makes the most sense for you.


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