You just signed up for an alarm system. You're excited since you know your home now has an extra level of protection. You have video, cellular backup, and home automation, you're fully protected, right? You've decided though against putting up a lawn sign in front of your home.
Too often people decide not to put a home security company's lawn sign outside their home. Whether it's for aesthetic reasons or because they simply don't understand the value, not having a lawn sign outside your home is a bad security decision.
A lawn sign shows any would be burglar that your home is protected with a home security system. Houses with home alarms are three times less likely to be broken into than those without. A lawn sign is a great deterrent to would-be burglars. If you were a burglar and you were considering breaking into a home, which would you target: one with a home alarm or one without?
Keep in mind though that not all lawn signs are created equal. A well-known company's lawn sign holds more value, as the burglar will know their security offering and that it is a truly monitored system.
Never under any circumstance refuse to put a home security lawn sign outside your home. Place the lawn sign front and center, in front of any bushes or trees so it's not hidden. Let everyone, including the bad guys, know that your home is protected with a home alarm. Think protection and make the smart security choice!