Whatever type of property you live in, there are compelling reasons to consider fitting a home security system. As well as acting as a powerful deterrent to potential intruders, it can help towards getting the right level of cover for your home.
What do home security systems involve?
With a wide range of systems to choose from, it pays to spend time researching the different options available to find one that will suit you and your home. Alarm systems range from the simple to the complex, from self-installation to bespoke and managed solutions. Many systems offer several different components to maximise the security of your home. These include:
- Motion sensors
- Door and window sensors
- Entry-point detectors
- High-specification door and window locks
- Camera systems
- High-decibel sirens
It's always a good idea to talk to several different companies about what you are looking for and get a few different quotes. For example, you might want a monitored alarm system, which calls a designated number at the instant it is set off, a wireless system, one with video capabilities, or a combination of any of these.
Why choose Hiscox Home Insurance?
To help make sure you're never underinsured, our new home insurance provides unlimited cover. This means that whatever the value of your loss, you can be confident you’re covered. You only need to list any items, pairs or sets worth £15,000 or more and give us a total value for any jewellery, art and collections. For certain claims, such as the loss of money while away from home, there's a maximum amount we'd pay. However, the cover we provide is still higher than most other home insurance policies. Visit our cover details page to learn more.
When you apply for a quote, we'll ask you some questions about the type of property you live in and what home security system you have in place to make sure you get the cover you need.
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