Are Home Security Signs Effective?

Understanding why security companies use them.


January 22, 2021

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Every year, burglaries cost American homeowners billions of dollars. If you’re trying to make your home less susceptible to burglaries, here is some information about whether home security signs are effective.

Underestimation of burglars

When burglars notice a home security sign, they don’t always believe or assume that the home is protected by a security system. Burglars recognize that consumers move away and fail to remove these signs. In some cases, burglars are able to use these signs to their advantage if the home actually has the advertised system. If a burglar knows how to disable the particular system that your home is protected by, they may be more likely to target your home.

Are fake security signs effective?

Sometimes, homeowners use a fake yard sign to deter burglars or solicitors. A generic sign will tell a burglar that a home is protected by a security system. However, a generic sign will not depict the company name or brand of the security system. Using a generic sign can prevent burglars from being able to identify the security features of your home home’s system.

However, you shouldn’t use a generic sign if you don’t have a security system, because burglars are aware that many consumers employ this tactic and many will attempt to burglarize your home regardless.

What are the insurance benefits of home security signs?

Some insurance companies will offer homeowners discounts on their insurance if they install a security system and display the sign associated with the company. Insurers realize that alarm systems are very valuable when it comes to preventing burglaries. Accordingly, insurance companies are willing to lower premiums for homes protected by alarm systems. However, insurance companies will not give you a discount on your premium if you install a sign without having the security system.

Security sign visibility is important

When it comes to the effectiveness of security signs, you should keep in mind that visibility is incredibly important. Therefore, you should install the security signs in areas that are highly visible. You should attach the security system to a structure that already exists, such as your home’s front instead of installing the security sign in the ground.

If you have a system with Brinks Home™ and want a new yard sign, you can call or go online today to order one. For information about home security systems, call us today.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter for Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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