We want to protect the ones we love and also keep our personal belongings safe. More and more often that means adding security features. Gone are the days of home security systems that merely had an alarm, some motion sensors, and smoke detectors. Now we use security cameras to capture live footage in case of a break in. What should you look for in a home security system? Here are a few features to keep an eye out for.
We use our phones for everything nowadays, so why shouldn’t we be able to access our home security system from an app as well. This is becoming a more common practice. You can even have your system programmed to email you a recording taken by the CCTV cameras in the event your security alarm goes off while you are away.
No more rushing home to find out the cat somehow set the alarm off. Are you not going to make home in time to shut off the alarm for some guests who are arriving? Shut it from your phone, so they can go inside and get comfortable while you are stuck in traffic.
Of course, more conventional systems are still available, but many are opting to take more extensive home security systems which include video surveillance because of the added protection they offer. Thus, finding a reputable security company is key. You don’t want just anyone to have access to live video feeds inside your house.
A home security system in itself is also a great deterrent. Most criminals will look for the easiest score. If it is clear that house is protected by visible CCTV units and with posted security signs, your house will be a less likely target. Mixing visible cameras with hidden security cameras is a great way to add a deterrent without allowing criminals to easily bypass your security system. Another good feature to look for is a wireless security alarm. Otherwise, a pair of wire clippers is all it will take for a perpetrator to negate the benefits of your alarm system.
As crime grows worse, we continue to give up some of our privacy in order to be safe. So the main question you have to ask yourself is: How much am I willing to spend to protect my home and family? Suddenly, a couple of dollars a day doesn’t sound like a whole lot of money.
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