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Home Security’s Impact on Your Home’s Value

By S. Van Rooyen · Oct 25, 2021
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If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future with the help of a local real estate agent, you want to get as much money as possible. Your home is probably your biggest investment, and you may be thinking about upgrades you can make to increase its value. While many homeowners choose to upgrade countertops, flooring etc, many overlook the importance of a home security system.

A home security system offers many benefits for homeowners. It keeps the house secure and free from burglaries. It’s also a nice selling point when the home is put up for sale. Here are some ways in which a home security system can increase the value of your home.

Quicker Sale at a Higher Price

Security is of utmost importance to most homeowners. A potential buyer doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a home that isn’t safe, especially if they have children and valuable possessions. But they will spend more if the home will give them peace of mind. That’s why a home security system is a strong selling point if you are selling your home. If you have one, make sure you let potential buyers know. Hardwood exterior doors, motion detected lighting and strong sash locks for windows, automated gates and garage doors are other security features that buyers like.

Insurance Discounts

Insurance companies want your home to stay safe because this reduces the risk of your filing a claim against your homeowners’ insurance. Therefore, most companies offer a discount for homeowners who install a security system in their homes. Some offer as much as a 20 percent discount, which can mean significant savings.

Peace of Mind

You can’t put a price on peace of mind. If you don’t have a dog that can bark and alert you to threats around your home, a home security system is the next best thing. If a potential burglar knows you have an alarm system, he/she is likely to choose a different home because it isn’t worth the risk.

Anyone who owns their own home can benefit from the sense of security a home security system provides. You can go to work, run errands and even go on vacation and not have to worry that someone is going to burglarize your home while you’re gone.

Many home security systems also monitor your home for flood or fire damage, so your home is safe even if an emergency occurs. Your home will be monitored 24/7, whether you’re there or not. You’ll experience less stress and be able to relax knowing that your possessions inside your home are safe and secure.

How Supreme Security Systems Can Help

With nearly 30 years of experience, DENKA Online has the expertise to install & service a high-quality alarm system that will make you feel safe in your home 24/7. We are located in Gallo Manor, Sandton, so we’ll always be there quickly to respond to any issues with the system. We use only the best materials and state of the art technology. We offer many security solutions to fit your specific needs, such as video monitoring and fire and smoke alarm systems.

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