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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime statistics for 2006, the average financial loss in cases of burglary was $1,834. In that same year burglaries cost victims in the United States an estimated $4 billion in property losses. Many of Protect America's home safety packages are free when you sign a 36-month service agreement. Other packages offer incredible discounts.
At $34.95 per month for monitoring, three years of service will still fall several hundred dollars short of the reported average loss in burglaries.
An added bonus from Protect America is that in the case of a burglary, the company will pay up to $250 of your homeowner's insurance deductible. Most insurance companies also offer a discount on homeowner's and renter's insurance premiums when you install a burglar alarm.
Protect America will provide you with a certificate of installation. All you have to do is give this to your insurance provider showing that you have a monitored security system.
A home protection system can not only protect your family, but it can also save you money. The savings comes in the form of discounted or free packages, insurance premium and deductible discounts, and the biggest one of all: the cost of your home being broken into.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|