You might want to reconsider getting a guard dog for the sole purpose of protecting your house from intruders. While dogs can certainly be beneficial in the event that someone breaks into your home, they shouldn’t be the only security system you have. Here are five reasons why you should install a security alarm instead of relying on the family dog.

Your dog may not do anything

As not all dog breeds are brave enough to stand up to an intruder, your dog might be one of many that will bark a few times before running away or hiding in a corner. If this is your only line of defense against intruders, then there’s nothing stopping them from getting everything they want and more.

Security systems are fixed to your home

What happens when your dog is out of the house at the vet, on a walk, or playing in the backyard and someone breaks in? Nothing! And your house is left vulnerable for anyone to break into. With a security alarm system that is permanently installed into your home, you don’t have to worry about it going anywhere.

The system will react to emergencies

Even though your dog will be able to alert you and surrounding neighbors to an intruder, they won’t be able to contact emergency services the moment something goes wrong. Having a monitored security system will allow the monitoring company to be notified and dispatch the proper authorities. With a guard dog, you will lose precious time by looking for your phone and calling the authorities yourself.

They can harm a non-intruder

While having a dog that’s on guard or overly protective isn’t a bad thing, you don’t want a dog that’s overly aggressive and trained to attack immediately. You’ll run the risk of them attacking you as you’re coming home from work or biting a friend that’s stopping by. Dog bites can cause a lot of physical and financial strain, especially if it happens to anyone other than the owner.

Or be harmed by an intruder

Countless dogs are injured every year because they were protecting the house from intruders. If your dog is the only line of defense between the burglar and whatever they want, they won’t think twice about getting rid of their only obstacle. Please put your dog’s safety first and install a security system!

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