Can Your Home Ever Be Too Safe?
Updated: Apr 11, 2019
This is a great question to ask when looking to purchase, or if you currently own real estate. For many people, a primary residence is the largest investment an individual or family will make. As we are trending towards smart homes in the blink of an eye, there are many useful products such as Nest, Ring, and Simply Safe that are reassuring people no matter how far from home they may be.
Door locks, garage door openers, surveillance cameras, lights, and CO2 detectors and more can all be fully automated and accessible in real time from an app. With easy installation, it's never been a better time for homeowners to take advantage of these relatively inexpensive systems that are industry game changers. Taking it a step further are companies like IFTTT which creates "recipes" to help you tie all of this amazing technology together!
For those not ready to jump into the world of technology that comes along with a smart home, there are still great solutions such as professionally installed home security systems like ADT and Life Shield. With add-on monitoring services, you get 24/7 support from a command center dedicated to you and your home's safety. When you choose a local company in Los Angeles such as Post Alarm or Valley Alarm to do your monitoring, you are often getting the experience and knowledge that these companies bring to your local community, along with their longstanding relationships with local police precincts.
The Los Angeles Times has a handy map that ranks the rate of property crimes per 10,000 people in Los Angeles County. While it may look daunting at first, it's important to remember that crime in Los Angeles has been declining. Nevertheless, ensuring the safety of one or one's family is never a bad idea, and thankfully, there are many ways to address this concern!
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about the Los Angeles market. As a real estate agent and home security enthusiast, I would love to answer any questions you have about making your house a safer place!