Does having a home security system cost you money? When I read articles about the cost of something it's usually talking about huge sums of moneies and covering a specific topic using generalities. This should not be the case, yes there are many “false alarms” going off but what about the 1-6% of calls that are not?
Can you put a price on individual security? We don't think so, and besides, we are paying the police force to “serve and protect”. It's a service provided on “false alarms” but it's protection when there really is an intruder.
Check out Stephen Dubner's opinion
Freakonomics co-author Stephen Dubner recently visited the Marketplace to sound off on whether Americans misplace their faith in home alarm systems.
Dubner seems to think so, pointing to data that shows between 94 and 99 percent of home sirens blaring around the country are triggered by false alarms.
Most of that is chalked up to human error, but inclement weather and malfunctioning technology contribute to the issue as well. Regardless, local police spend a whopping $2 billion per responding to false alarms each year….
While purchasing a security system is not for everybody…it does help people that do decide to get a security system with peace of mind. You may be in the market for a home security system too, we suggest you get as much information as possible before making a decision.