Alarm systems have really evolved over the past 30 years and they have become an important part of people’s lives. Whether you know it or not, these days, an alarm can be the difference
Alarm systems have really evolved over the past 30 years and they have become an important part of people’s lives. Whether you know it or not, these days, an alarm can be the difference between life and death.
With today’s technology, alarm systems have become pretty advanced. There are some units on the market that can detect smoke, turn on and off lights, lock the doors, and of course alert the authorities of a break-in at your home. So why don’t you have this technology in your home? Let’s discuss the benefits of an alarm system and maybe you’ll change your mind.
Technology In Alarm Systems
When alarm systems first came out, their only capability was to alert the authorities that a window or door had been accessed and the bypass code was not entered. Today, there are many benefits of having an alarm system in your home.
For instance, some units offer motion detectors that will alert your home management team of an intruder and someone can then contact you and the appropriate first responders about the issue. This silent alarm allows the police to advance quickly on your home with the hope of stopping the intruder before leaving with any of your belongings. Having your home monitored by professionals 24/7 should give you some peace of mind that your home will not fall victim to burglary during the day while you’re at work. This is typically the most popular time for home invasions.
Other units have built-in technology to detect smoke, increased heat, or other environmental factors that may cause you, your family, or your home damage. This ability allows for the security management team to deploy firefighters to your home and increase their response time to any potential dangers. This can be especially useful if you and your family are asleep and unaware of the environmental danger at hand.
Additionally, other units have the capability to control lights, thermostats, and even the locks on your doors. Controlling the temperature of your home and the ability to adjust lighting can potentially save you money on electric and heating costs. The added capability of locking doors over WIFI is extremely helpful to those of us who occasionally forget to lock the door and then worry all day. This functionality allows homeowners to lock their doors while away at work or on vacation without all the worry.
Alarm systems can also come with the ability to record and send images to your phone when someone approaches your home or rings the doorbell. This technology gives you the opportunity to stop crime at your home before it happens. Especially during the holidays or while you’re away.
Some systems can be purchased online and installed on your own time but there are many professionally monitored options as well. Whether you want to create a DIY project for yourself or have someone install and monitor everything for you, it’s important to do your research.
Now that you have a little more information on the capabilities of an alarm system will you get one?
-The Smith Team