Millennials are coming of age and finding themselves joining the ranks of homeowners as first-time buyers as they start or raise their young families. In fact, millennials account for 37 percent of homebuyers now, claiming the spot as the largest cohort of buyers. As more millennials look to buy homes, the demand for smart home automation features has increased. Here are several home security features that millennials want in their homes.
Home Security System with Monitoring
Having a home security system with monitoring can give you peace of mind if a burglar attempts to enter your home. When an unauthorized attempt is made to enter your home, the central monitoring station can automatically notify the police to go to your home. However, a monitored system can go beyond burglary sensors. It can also provide monitoring for additional sensors, including those that detect:
- Carbon monoxide
- Smoke and fire
- Water leaks and flooding
- Low temperature
Having a monitored system could also make you eligible for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance. As a new homeowner, this cost-saving could be a welcomed bonus when you consider all the costs involved with buying a new home.
Smart Home Automation
Today’s home security systems can do much more than keeping your home safe from burglars. They can give you direct access to various interactive features while you are away from home. Did you forget to lock a door or turn up the temperature for your air conditioner before leaving for work? With an app and your smartphone, you can connect to your system from anywhere and receive notifications when an issue arises at home.
Burglars are less likely to try to break into a home that looks like it is occupied. Smart lighting can make your home look like someone is home when you’re not. You can set a timer that turns your lights on and off while you are away or to turn them on before you arrive home if it is dark outside.
Camera System with Recorder
The mere presence of cameras around your home can act as a deterrent for burglars. Cameras that capture video footage can provide video proof that can assist law professionals if your home is burglarized. With a smart system, you can access your cameras while you are away from home and review who has been to your home.
SafeTouch Can Help!
If you are a new home buyer or a current homeowner who is interested in improving your home’s security, SafeTouch can help. From home security cameras, doorbell cameras, environmental sensors, light controls, and smart thermostats, we can help you design the perfect system for your home with next-generation technology.