Over the years, home security has changed for the better. While some home security systems may still require you to set the alarm from the control panel mounted on your wall, and then rush out of your home in a set amount of time, others offer remote control features that make it much easier to secure your home.
Instead of worrying if you remembered to turn on the alarm or not, newer systems allow you to remotely access your security system from your mobile device. Enable or disable the alarm as necessary, keep an eye on what’s going on while you’re away, or even adjust the lights or temperature within your home.
If you’re looking to upgrade your old system, or looking for a new system all together, here are a few features that you will want your system to have.
Remote Monitoring & Control
Remote access to your system, these days, is ever important. As previously mentioned, support for remote monitoring and control can afford you extreme versatility and put your worries at ease. A way to help you choose a system is to search the App Store for the system you are interested in. Check the ratings and reviews as this will help give insight to how reliable the system is and how others are enjoying it.
Wireless Cellular Connection
Traditional security systems relied on phone lines which left your system vulnerable because these lines could easily be cut from the outside. Your best bet is to go with a wireless system, as systems with a cable connection are susceptible to the same vulnerability. The newest systems use a wireless cellular connection that is strictly dedicated to your security system for the best performance. There is no interference from other services, and maintains signal and power when Wi-Fi is down or in cases of power outages.
Alerts & Notifications
Remote support also allows you to receive alerts. You can monitor when your kids return home from school, if unusual activity is detected/recorded, or even if you forgot to close the garage on the way to work. Whether your system is armed or not doesn’t matter, these notifications are always on.
Connected devices help to enhance the safety and security of your home and loved ones. Devices like smoke alarms, CO sensors, and water sensors may connect to your system and warn you about impending emergencies such as a carbon monoxide leak or flood due to a cracked water pipe.
As you can see, there are many benefits to implementing a home security system. Secure your property and protect your loved ones with the proper security and surveillance equipment. Visit SecurityCamExpert.com to browse our selection of security cameras, CCTV packages, wireless home alarm units, and much more. You may also contact us at 1-888-203-6294 with any questions, or connect with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.