While Hollywood has done its best to portray burglars and security systems, it neglects to show the other significant perks and how a home security system is more than just protection from modern-day burglars. You’ve probably heard Kim talk about her sponsor, SimpliSafe. Not only does Kim use SimpliSafe, but so do many of her staffers. You might know the obvious reasons why Kim uses and recommends SimpliSafe, but did you know about all the hidden perks of having a home security system?

1. Protection from invisible threats

Sometimes the threat to your home is not a suspecting burglar but an unseen and invisible gas. Carbon monoxide, also known as the invisible killer, is a colorless and odorless gas that causes thousands of people to visit the emergency room and hundreds of people to die each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning often go unnoticed and could occur at night while the entire family is sleeping. The importance of having a carbon monoxide sensor is at an all-time high and is often an option in most home security systems. If the sensor detects high levels of carbon monoxide, an alarm will go off, allowing you and your family the much-needed time to get out of the home before it’s too late.

2. Keep tabs on your family members and your pets

Access your home camera right on your mobile device anytime, anywhere. With SimpliSafe, you get a push or text alert when your system detects activity. Know exactly what time your kids return home from school and monitor what the dog is doing while you are away with SimpliCam in HD. Check-in on the hired home contractors or get alerted when the liquor cabinet is raided. If you need to let a family member, friend or contractor in and can’t get time off work to meet them, all you have to do is disarm your system from your mobile device to let them in with just a couple of clicks. Convenience and protection are all at your fingertips.

3. Catch leaking pipes before they become expensive problems

Each year thousands of homes are affected by water damage and freezing pipes, costing many homeowners an arm and a leg in repairs. Most major water damage starts as a small leak that could be prevented if only the homeowners knew there was even a leak. Leaks and frozen pipes can burst to cause dangerous mold to grow and even flooding inside your house, damaging not only your home but your furniture and valuables. Detect leaks and prevent freezing pipes with a home security system like SimpliSafe that alerts you when a leak is detected or when your home is in danger of dropping to below freezing temperatures.

4. Peace of mind to focus on what matters most

Not having to worry about intruders, invisible carbon monoxide gas, leaking or frozen pipes and even not having to wonder if your kids got home safely from school can free up much-needed headspace. The time you spend worrying about your home can now be used to focus on what matters most. You can focus on your hobbies, career or just enjoy an evening out with friends knowing that your home and family are secure. For a limited time, save 20% on your SimpliSafe security system, and get your first month free when you sign up for Interactive Monitoring.