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Home security system insurance discount in Austin and other ways to save with a smart home installation

November 21, 2022
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It’s widely known that home security systems are valuable investments to boost your family’s defense. They guard your residence from trouble with innovative tech like cameras, smart locks, and audible warnings. With the proper set up, you also enjoy the advantages of a monitoring team that has your back whenever your alarm is set off.

But there’s even more good news as your home’s defense may help you from a financial standpoint. For starters, you can save on utility expenses via home automation. And it just so happens that fully integrated systems like those installed by Vivint can get you an insurance discount.

Monitored smart homes are best for insurance discounts in Austin

The fact of the matter is you have a chance to get an insurance discount on your home security system in Austin. The extent of the discount may vary greatly and is contingent on two important factors - your insurer and the type of components you have installed. While a basic, no-frills alarm with a couple door or window sensors could get you a minor savings, there may be a possibility to increase your discount to a greater extent.

If you incorporate components including security cameras, monitored carbon monoxide detectors, and smart locking systems, you could get more of a financial benefit from your insurer. If you would like an even bigger discount, you are well advised to include 24/7 monitoring. By including monitoring, you’re informing the insurance company that a security specialist is consistently watching your home and ready to respond to emergencies, no matter if you’re at home or away. To determine if you might qualify and the level of your discount, contact your policy’s representative.

Home automation in Austin offers additional savings

Would you like to lower costs even more? Home automation is the way to go. Consider the benefit of having a smart thermostat that can detect your normal routine and adjusts correspondingly. When you leave in the morning, your thermostat may automatically adjust to help you reduce energy consumption. Your smart lights will operate in a similar fashion and turn on as you walk into an area or turn off if you exit. Over time, the reduction of your energy bills could be sizable.

Comprehensive systems from Vivint are a breeze to implement and are able to be set up during the install or done later on with your smart hub or smartphone app. You can quickly initiate a versatile, fully integrated system.

Didn’t remember to shut off your lighting? Access your system from any location

One more method to cut utility bills is through remote access. Even though your smart home can change settings without input from you, you may also simply manage implements from your phone. If you forget to dim your smart lights or alter the thermostat in advance of exiting, no need to worry. Simply access the Vivint app on your smartphone and make the desired updates. You may even activate or deactivate your system from any location. Do you want to adjust how your home’s elements work together? You are able to do that from your mobile device as well.

Contact us for your own automated system in Austin and let the savings begin

Would you like to begin reducing expenses with a home security system insurance discount in Austin? Speak with a Vivint professional today to design a smart home with 24-hour monitoring that will decrease insurance payments while raising your home’s defense and functionality. Dial (512) 229-9684 or fill out the form to start.