FrontPoint Security Debunks Myths About Home Security Systems

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FrontPoint Security has released a list of the most common myths and misconceptions about home security systems and explains how each one is either outdated or simply untrue.

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In the U.S., burglaries occur every 14 seconds, so it’s FrontPoint Security’s goal to see more homeowners with a security system protecting their homes.

There are many myths and misconceptions about home security systems, but most of them are outdated or simply not true. Innovations have drastically improved security systems in recent years and have made many myths obsolete. FrontPoint Security, the nationwide leader in wireless home security, has released a list that debunks these myths and misconceptions.

Myth – No one will break into my home, so I don’t need a system.

In 2012, 74.5 percent of 2 million burglaries took place in residential areas. A burglar can target any home, anywhere, at any time. A home that is not protected by a home security system has a significantly higher chance of it being targeted.

Myth – Security systems are too expensive.

Consider the cost of the items you could lose in a burglary. According to the FBI, the average dollar loss per burglary in 2012 was $2,230. The price of the equipment is also not as expensive as it seems. FrontPoint Security works with customers to make sure they only get the equipment they need, thus saving customers money. By signing an agreement, customers can reduce the price even further by up to $300.

Myth – Having one won’t lower my insurance rates.

On average, home insurance payments can be discounted by up to 20 percent by owning a home security system. Insurance companies are likely to give better rates to someone whose home is at less risk for a break-in. A lesser chance of a break-in means a lesser chance of a claim.

Myth – I have insurance, so I don’t need a security system.

Insurance can’t stop a burglary. So while you may able to reclaim your money through insurance, there’s no way to get back items that may be rare or hold sentimental value. A security system can prevent the loss of such items.

Myth – My pet will set off false alarms.

This may have been a problem in the past, but most home security systems are now capable of differentiating between a pet and an intruder. FrontPoint Security’s Motion Sensor will not be set off if the pet is less than 40 pounds.

Myth – The police and fire departments will not respond in time.

A lot of the concern with owning a home security system is the belief that even if it were to go off, the police and fire department would arrive too late to be able to do anything. This is simply not true – in the event of an emergency, local law enforcement will usually arrive within minutes.

Myth – A home phone line is required to have a system.

Many companies today, including FrontPoint Security, offer wireless home security systems because they’re safer. These systems do not require a phone line or internet connection, which means there are no wires to worry about. Instead, they use a cellular chip to communicate with the monitoring station.

Myth – Burglars know how to disarm a system.

If it was a wired security system, then this would be true. A wired system can be defeated by simply cutting its wires. However, wireless security systems are much harder to disarm because there are no wires to cut. FrontPoint Security’s system also comes with its patented Crash-and-Smash protection to provide another level of protection.

FrontPoint Security strives to be an all-around company, by providing industry-leading home security systems, as well as information for new and current customers. The company believes that debunking myths about home security systems can lead to more customers investing in them. In the U.S., burglaries occur every 14 seconds, so it’s FrontPoint Security’s goal to see more homeowners with a security system protecting their homes.

About FrontPoint Security

FrontPoint Security is the leading nationwide provider of interactive wireless home security systems and the only security company protecting every customer with 100% wireless and 100% cellular technology. FrontPoint combines next generation technology with remarkable simplicity and commitment to service, resulting in a safer and unique customer experience. With customers in all fifty states and Canada, FrontPoint Security is one of the fastest growing alarm companies in North America. FrontPoint is a GE Security Authorized Dealer and’s Preferred Dealer for no-hassle security solutions. For more information, please visit or call 855.296.3945.

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