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Home Security Is More Than Just Alarms

home security Alarm systems are a great way to keep burglars at bay and notify you quickly if someone does break into your property. However, keeping your entire home and all your belongings safe can require much more than just a simple alarm system. In fact, by the time some alarm systems go off and send you a notification, it’s already too late. The damage has been done which can include broken windows, stolen property and on-site destruction. Luckily, today’s home security offers a lot more than just alarms to protect your home.


One element offered for homes is an open door and window notification sent right to your mobile phone. If your door or window is left open for a pre-determined amount of time, you will be contacted. You can change this so the system only notifies you during certain times of the day for example when you are at work or overnight. Certain alarm systems only work if a window or door is broken, but many intruders looks for windows or doors that can simply be opened. This additional alarm element can protect against entry through any door or window in your home.


An image sensor can also be installed in your home to protect your home. This stationary camera is triggered by motion and instantaneously takes pictures of the area where it’s installed. The pictures are sent directly to you so you can see what’s going on at home. Sometimes it will just be a cat that triggers the alarm, but it could also catch a thief right in the act. You can have these cameras installed wherever you want and set them to only track motion and take pictures during certain times of the day or night.


An additional security system that can be added to your home is the energy management program. This system allows you to check and control the temperature of your home and the lighting even when you are out of town. The benefit of this system is that you can save energy and money by keeping temperatures low and lights off. You will also be notified if temperature changes or lights go on or off without your direct request. On the other hand, you can turn a few lights on at night to create the feeling that someone is home and that the home isn’t empty.


Overall, remote control over your security system can help you protect your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you are on the back patio, at work or even out of town miles away, you can control all the aspects of your home security. Through your tablet or smartphone and an Internet connection you have constant, consistent control. Break-ins and theft happen much more often than we like to believe. When you are properly prepared you can deter crime, but if it does happen you can stop it in its tracks before extensive damage is done.