You do not have to be in any of the aforementioned home situations to reap the benefits of a good home security and alarm system. Your personal health and property are no less valuable than that of people who may be more at risk. Any home can be a target of malicious intrusion regardless of where you live in, and regardless of how grand or how simple your home is. Any house may be at risk of fire from unforeseeable causes such as earthquakes that can knock down power lines or cause gas explosions. An alertness to these possibilities coupled with an efficient alarm or monitoring system makes you better prepared to deal with such emergencies and avoid or at least reduce loss of life or property.
With the available options, you can fully customize which features you want to integrate into your home security system so you can get and pay for only what you need, from cameras that can update you with a live video feed whenever you want via your mobile phone or computer, to motion sensors and gas, smoke, and glass breakage detectors. Why wait for an emergency to act when the tools to prevent or control one are easily within reach?