Common Home Security Myths… Debunked!

When a burglar or home invader decides that your home is on the list of stops for the night you put a lot of important things at risk, including your loved ones, valuable belongings, and even your pets. The thing is you never know when that night will come. It’s time to be prepared.

Although Vigilante Security offers FREE in-home security consultations, something a sales person cannot pitch to you is that a security system can be much more useful to a family than you think. The system can keep you and many others safe from harm, with the proper training on the part of the homeowners, and with the help of Vigilante’s skilled technicians, your home security system will be an effective screen against criminals, and many other undesirable elements.


How many of the following home security myths have YOU heard—or even wondered about yourself? Prepare to be enlightened!

If an intruder cuts the power/phone line to my house, my security system is disabled

While this may be true of some of the DIY or landline-based security systems, it is absolutely FALSE when it comes to professionally installed cellular-based security systems, like those used by Vigilante Security, Inc. While your panel is connected to a power source (typically inside the wall), it also runs on a back-up battery, which means that cutting the power source will NOT shut down your alarm system. And because your panel’s signal is sent wirelessly, using a cellular signal, snipping the phone lines will also have no effect on the performance of your system.


I’ve got a house full of kids and pets, a security system just isn’t practical

One of the great things about owning an alarm system is the ability to customize the system to meet the needs of your home and family. While large pets and wild young ones might make using traditional motion sensors a problem, there are numerous alternatives that will allow you to keep your home protected despite the commotion. Not only that, but a security system can even be a big help when it comes to keeping track of kids and pets while you’re away, and there are even several video options that allow you to check in from anywhere in the world!


I live in a safe neighborhood; I don’t need a security system

Sometimes this can make you an even bigger target. Feeling safe at home is a huge deal—and also one of the key benefits to owning a home security system. And while the point here isn’t to make anyone feel less comfortable or safe in the neighborhood they love, it’s true that crime does happen everywhere, and statistically, homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to be burglarized. And if yours is the only house on the block with a security system installed, chances are, it’ll be one to get skipped!


A burglar can just turn off or smash the security panel to stop the alarm

Again, while this may be true of some store-bought DIY security systems, all panels from Vigilante Security come equipped with an invaluable “Smash and Crash” technology, which means that once the alert is triggered, the signal is immediately sent to the monitoring center, and no amount of damage to the panel itself will stop the signal. In addition, even if the intruder manages to somehow stop the alarm by entering a correct passcode, the monitoring center will STILL proceed by making verbal confirmation with you, via your personalized safe word, before canceling the alert.


I have a big dog who will protect the house

Most burglars are prepared to encounter dogs. This security measure could even put your dog’s life at risk.


I own a couple of guns. Guns will do more damage than any security system

Most intruders will come when you are not home. Meaning your gun will still be sitting in the gun cabinet.


Insurance will cover the cost of anything that was stolen

You will need a police report or proof of a break in to get your items reimbursed. Vigilante Security is recognized by insurance companies that offer up to 20% off insurance cost with a home security system. For more information about us and our products, contact us today 800-589-7100