Much of the news you hear or read about technology emphasizes the new risks it brings to your personal information and finances. However, there is no need to fear or be intimidated by high tech and innovations in home security. Conveniences that were only portrayed in science fiction movies just a few years ago are now a reality, and affordable for most home owners. With some knowledge and a bit of research, you can make an informed decision about available products. The following are a few ways technology can help improve your home security.
Most break-ins occur when no one is at home. The burglars plan it that way. But the most traumatic and dangerous home invasions take place when the occupants are home, often while they are asleep. It takes you several seconds to understand what is taking place when the sound of someone breaking into your home wakes you. By that time they have already entered your home. Alarms are available that connect to wireless outside monitors. The monitors use wireless sensors to detect body heat and movement. When sensors outside your home are triggered, they activate a beeping alarm in your bedroom. And with new technology, alarms are equipped to be able to detect the difference between non-threatening things, so you don’t have to worry about a false alarm sounding because of a squirrel in your yard for instance.
As mentioned previously, most break-ins take place while the occupants are at work or on vacation. Remote monitoring allows you to know what is going on with your home, even when you are many miles away. The systems connect securely to your WiFi network and can send videos and photos to your computer or smartphone in real time. Remote monitoring technology can also be used to arm and disarm alarms, send alerts to local fire and police dispatchers, and send streams to you of multiple cameras simultaneously. Remote monitoring systems can work with home sensors to send you alerts when doors or windows are disturbed or motion is detected inside your home. There are a wide variety of options available at different price points. Many are easy to setup, install, and customize to your particular needs. They provide peace of mind when you are away from home for extended periods of time and improved security for an easily affordable price.
Despite the many advancements in home security technology, only about 25 percent of homes in the United States have some type of electronic security system. The odds of you becoming a victim are greatly reduced when your Jacksonville home has a Safe Touch security system. Call us at 888-723-8682 for a free home security quote.