Military families know all too well what it is like to be gone for extended periods of time. With two wars going on, many military families have at least one family member who is gone fighting to keep America safe. According to Pentagon data, since September 11, 2001, well over 1 million soldiers nationwide have been deployed. Approximately 63 percent of the U.S. Army has gone to war at least once. (Found at: www.globalsecurity.org)
And until now, some of those military homes were without home alarm systems to keep them safe.
According to Army.com, now all military homes qualify for a no-cost home alarm system thanks to National Advocates for Military Families (NAMF) which is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving every military home protection.
From the Announcement found on Army.com:
The need for home security is becoming essential for soldiers families. Peace of mind is a necessity for any military family, especially families going through a deployment.
“People overlook the sacrifices our families make during a deployment,” Utah National Guard soldier, Bryce Anderson said. “Getting an alarm can be time consuming and expensive.”
NAMF has made the process of getting an alarm simple. Military families no longer need to negotiate with alarm sales reps or dealers. NAMF advocates for military families to alarm companies to skip the dealer process.
The monthly monitoring cost for an alarm system seems to range between $20 to $60. Dealers and sales reps make money from equipment, installation and activation charges. These charges can be thousands of dollars for any family. Luckily for military families, NAMF eliminates ALL the upfront costs.
Every deployed soldier is eligible for reimbursements of monitoring, even if they currently have an alarm.
Once the system is installed through NAMF, your home insurance will typically be discounted between 10-20 percent (depending on your provider).