We hear a lot about home security and the importance of staying safe. Of course, these elements are fundamentally essential to anyone who has something or someone they care about, but how does a home security system foster healthy living? In this blog post, we will discuss some of the findings that highlight the role home security systems play in improving mental health.
The Mental Health Challenge
Based on a report from the "Anxiety and Depression Association of America," "anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting 40 million adults".
What is anxiety exactly?
Medline plus defines it this way; "Anxiety is the feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness." There are many triggers for anxiety, but one undeniable element is stress.
It's safe to say that regardless of whether we have an official diagnosis of anxiety or not, stress is something we all deal with daily, from the COVID-19 pandemic to remembering to pick up kids from school to did I forget to lock the door?
Outside of the external stresses that can seem congestive at times, there are those of the internal kind that rush in on us from day to day, like job security, relationships, health, etc. Unfortunately, these worries are made increasingly worse with each report, and statistics reveals hard to accept realities.
With all the stresses out there, it's easy to see why mental illness affects so many people, and there is nothing more stressful than coming back home and still not feeling safe.
The Home Security Solution
What part does home security play in improving mental health and reducing stress levels? Social worker and therapist Bob Livingstone of MentalHealth.net made an interesting statement; he said: "Feeling safe is the ultimate goal of psychotherapy or any other means of self-exploration."
In short, there are many threats to our safety. Knowing we are equipped with effective home security solutions to protect the things we care about goes a long way in providing physical and emotional security.
A report made by SafeAtLast.com - a security systems and safety website, shows that homes with a security system are 300% less likely to get broken into.
Yes, a smart lock, smart siren, or home security system may not have the medicinal properties found in your local health remedies, but having a safe environment to come home to is just as important as it can be the building blocks to tackle the everyday stresses that present themselves outside of the home.
- Stress is a trigger for anxiety.
- Not feeling secure in our home is stressful.
- High-quality, durable home security products help us to feel safe.
- Feeling safe gives us peace of mind, alleviates stress, and improves mental health.
SECURAM Systems, Inc. has worked hard to provide solutions to home security needs that face all of us.
With the release of the "SECURAM Home Security Suite," having a stress-free, safe environment for you and your family doesn't have to be one of the challenges we face in life. But, regardless of what products we use to stay safe and stress-free, home security is essential for staying healthy.
For more information on the SECURAM Home Security Suite, click HERE and stay tuned for our next article, "5 Reasons the Home Security Suite is Perfect For Your Home".
For home security tips on how to further secure your home, read our recent blog post, "Home Security Tips in 2022! 4 Things Every Homeowner Must Know!"