New Year’s Safety Resolutions in Canada

New Year’s Safety Resolutions

It’s a new year, and it’s time to start thinking about all of the things in life we’d like to change. Some people like to focus on the health, which is a reason that gym membership signups always spike in January. Other people like to focus on financial goals, like saving more money throughout the year. Whatever your goals are for the new year, one common theme with resolutions is to improve specific aspects of your life, to make it better for the future. One aspect often overlooked aspect of a great future when it comes to New Year’s resolutions is security for you, your family and your home. Having a safe, secure home should be a focus for the new year, and as an added bonus, it can also help your financial outlook!

Get a Home Security System for safety

Having a home security system is an absolute essential for the new year. If you don’t have a home alarm system currently installed, you’re putting yourself at risk, because you never know when you can be victimized by a burglar. Think about it, if you’re a bad guy and you see two homes, one with a great security system and one without, which one would you choose to target? You are far less likely to be the victim of a break in when you have a great security system.

A home security system also provides life saving benefits. By law, most places in Canada require you to have at least one smoke detector per floor. Smoke detectors work great to get you out of your home when you are there, but what about protecting your home when you are away? A monitored smoke detector as part of a home alarm system means that if a fire breaks out when you are not home, the fire department can still be dispatched to help save your belongings. It can also help you when it comes to saving any pets in your home, as they may not be able to escape during a fire.

Life safety products can also save you from carbon monoxide poisoning. The average home has at least one carbon monoxide detector, which helps to get you out of the home if you have a leak of the dangerous, odourless gas. Having a monitored carbon monoxide detector as part of a home security system can also get help to your home if your loved ones can’t hear the siren going off.

Get a Home Automation System to Save Money

While the life safety aspect can help you have a great new year, getting a home automation system can also help your financial outlook for the new year. Did you know that home insurance companies love home automation systems? The reason why is simple: Reducing the risk of fire, carbon monoxide and break ins keeps your home safer, and easier to insure. That means that home insurance companies will offer you a discount for having a home automation system. You can save up to 20% off your homeowners’ insurance!

You will not only save on your insurance, however. Having a home security system also means that you can save on your escalating hydro bills. Having a home automation system means that you can get full control of your home’s temperature and lighting from anywhere in the world. If you are away from home, you can lower your home’s temperature right from your smartphone. This means that your home’s heating or cooling costs can be significantly reduced, just by having a smart thermostat as part of your smart home security system. You can also turn off lights automatically directly from a smart home app, and that can save you hundreds of dollars per year!

The new year is here and it’s time to focus on making 2018 the best year possible. Focusing on health is a great decision. Eating healthy and exercising will ensure a great year. Focusing on finances is another great choice. Having financial stability will also ensure a great year. If you want to stay safe and make a great financial decision, call Alarm Guard today. Our security experts can help you find exactly what you need to keep your resolutions on track this year. Call 855 979 9224 today!

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