Each year, there are around 2.5 million burglaries in the U.S. One way to avoid becoming a part of this statistic is purchasing a security system, which might include motion sensors, security cameras, and an alarm. If you're not sure if this equipment is necessary, consider these benefits before consulting your electrician.

What Are the Benefits of a Security System?

1. Deter Crime

Without a security system, your home is 300% more likely to be burglarized. Having one and posting warnings about it around your property may discourage intruders from entering in the first place. Additionally, most burglaries require forced entry. Therefore, even if the intruder ignores the warnings, your alarm will warn you and police once they break a window or pick the lock.

2. Enjoy Remote Access

electricianToday, you can access a home security system even when you're away. By downloading an app on your smartphone or tablet, you'll have access to lives videos from the home's interior and exterior. You can even get notifications when the motion detectors go off. Whether you're at work or going on an extended vacation, checking in periodically will bring you peace of mind.

3. Know Who's Entering & Exiting

Your security system not only keeps intruders out, but it also keeps loved ones inside and protected. If you have door sensors, a sound will go off whenever the door opens. Thus, it'll be easy to keep track of energetic children or forgetful grandparents. You can also add window sensors to the interior and exterior for added protection.


If you need an experienced electrician to help install your home security system, rely on the team at Zelek Electric in Old Lyme, CT. For over three decades, they've served both residential and commercial customers, installing security systems, fire alarms, landscape and motion lighting, and more. To discuss your needs with an electrician, call (860) 434-9726. You can also browse their list of services online.