Does your home need a security system? The answer mainly depends on what you have in your house, and how much you are willing to risk it to a possible theft. If you would be hard-pressed to come up with the money to replace your most valuable possessions in the event of a break-in, a home security system would be a very reasonably priced monthly “stuff” insurance.
The usual security system consists of an alarm that goes off when an intruder enters the house and can’t input the code that disables the alarm system. But if you live in a particularly vulnerable neighborhood, or want another layer of security for whatever reason, you may consider adding video, as with the ADT video surveillance product.
Either way, don’t put your hard-earned assets at risk. Always take the appropriate steps to protect your things and your family.