Over 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year and, on average, a burglary of a home in the U.S. occurs every 13 seconds-or about four burglaries a minute, 240 an hour, and nearly 6,000 a day. If this pandemic has taught us anything it is that we can expect the unexpected. There are lots of options on the market today when it comes to home security. We would like to give you a few ideas of how to make your smart home more secure. There are several choices such as a simple alarm and camera and moving on to more advanced sensors and new devices. A following are a few reasons to invest in smart home security…
Peace of Mind
Luckily the number of burglaries in the United States has decreased each year and this is greatly due to more and more home-owners purchasing security systems. In this violent world, one thing’s for certain: people crave feeling secure. With a security system installed in your home, you will gain peace of mind knowing your home is protected. If you are home or away peace of mind is the most popular reason people invest in some form of a security system.
Monitor Your Home Remotely
With a security system, you can have an app on your smartphone that allows you to check your home, check your children change the temperature, or see who is at the door from anywhere. The smartphone can send you instant notifications, reminders, and alerts to let you know the information. Anytime there is any form of a security breach you will know it immediately and can take the necessary action wherever you are
Burglars are unpredictable, but there are ways you can proactively protect yourself. Get visibility on the happenings at your house with a home security system. Your options vary from indoor or outdoor security cameras (without monitoring services) to well-reviewed security systems. Prevention is always the best policy. Whether you have a visible security camera or a simple sign in your yard warning would-be burglars that your home is secure. There is a good chance that a burglar will stop and turn around if he or she knows there is a chance of being caught.
Capture video footage of any crime: Unfortunately, some burglars are ruthless and manage their way into homes regardless of the warning signs of cameras and yard signs. The good news is even if this does happen, your camera will record the action so you can provide the video to the police. Today’s security cameras are so advanced they have facial recognition capabilities making it easy to track down your intruder.
Keeping an Eye On the Elderly, Children, and Pets
Home security cameras aren’t just useful for policing your property; they’re also helpful for keeping an eye on the elderly, children, and pets when you can’t be there. A security camera with facial recognition by your front door can send you a push notification saying, “John is at the front door,” so you know your child is home safely. Two-way audio on indoor cameras can act as an intercom, allowing you to see and talk to your family when you’re not home. If you have an elderly relative in your home you can keep a watchful eye on them with security devices in the house. From baby monitors to the regular security camera and video entry system, you can easily protect your family. Unfortunately, we can’t be in all places and with the ones we love at all times. It’s comforting to be able to check-in using convenient and remote monitoring to see that all is well. Home security systems allow you to see even that your pet is secure and happy – all while you’re out running errands, or stuck at the office.
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AVtech Ltd is a residential and light commercial electronics systems contractor that delivers technology and audio/visual solutions to customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
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