One of the reasons often given by people that don’t consider having an Atlanta alarm company install a burglar alarm system is that the monthly monitoring costs are not worth paying, since it’s unlikely that a typical home will experience a break-in. But the costs of having alarm monitoring system pale in comparison to the losses that can be suffered as a result of a home invasion.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that the average loss from a theft is $873, which is not a trivial amount. Furthermore, this doesn’t reflect other indirect costs, such as the emotional distress and trauma that one experiences after break-in, or the costs associated with law enforcement, budgeting and insurance.
Something to consider are the potential losses that could occur should someone try to enter your home. Any paperwork, such as passports, mortgage documentation and bank statements, which can be extremely valuable to a burglar, are difficult, and sometimes expensive, to replace. Furthermore, family heirloom items such as jewelry handed down from previous generations, antique furniture and collectibles are nearly impossible to retrieve once they’ve been taken.
Lastly, one must remember that robbers rarely leave a house undamaged when they break-in. Vandalism and property damage can be particularly expensive to repair, particularly if you don’t have homeowner’s insurance.
With all of this in mind, we strongly advise Atlanta homeowners to consider contacting American Alarm to find out about our security system monitoring services, which cost only $18.95 a month and protect you in the event of a break-in. Call us at (770) 645-0061 for more information.