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Home Security Systems, Pt. 2: The Pros and Cons

Welcome back to Part 2 of Safe Way Lock & Key’s series on electronic home security systems! In this blog post, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of upgrading your home security system with sweet new pieces of equipment. If you haven’t already, take a look at Part 1 before you continue to get caught up and see the numerous areas of your life a home security system could help you out in!

Pros & Cons

Like any other decision you’ll make, there are a number of pros and cons to upgrading your home security system, and we’ll go through each of these to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision on the subject.


The biggest benefit to upgrading your home security system is fairly obvious: the improved security. No more will you have to worry about leaving yourself or your family at risk. These benefits, however, have been covered pretty thoroughly in the past.

Aside from improved security, your security systems can actually improve home value. Your already-installed security system means that you’ve already taken care of an immense headache and expense for a new owner if you’re trying to sell. This is a boon that could have a very tangible impact when considering offers for your home, and something that sets you apart from the rest!

The last pro to your security system is the mental health benefits your home security system can provide; an insufficient home security system can cause no end of stress: did you lock the door? Is the garage door shut? If you’re expecting a package, will someone see the package on your porch and spirit it away before you get back home? A good security system can provide answers (and solutions!) to all of these questions, and more.


The biggest con is the expense. From acquisition to installation to maintenance, your security system can be yet another expense, even one that is an objectively good investment. But the aforementioned costs don’t even begin to dig into the cost to upgrade old and inefficient parts of your security system or costs for a security company to monitor them.

This brings us to point two: security systems are at their most efficient when someone is watching them. If you don’t have time to sit in front of a computer all day watching your cameras or sensors, you may have to pay someone that will.

Our Verdict

We might be biased, but we’ll always rule on the side of “more security is better.” It’s expensive, but it’s better to have it and never need it, than not to have it and spend time worrying about whether having a security system in the first place would have prevented something bad from happening. It’s a bit of a paradox, buying a security system so you’ll never need to use it, but it’s much better to have it than regret not having it.

Looking to get your security system set up? Give Safe Way a call! If you’re still not convinced, be on the lookout for Part 3 of this series. We hope to help you get the answer you need!

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