Protect Your Home with High Tech Security Upgrades
When it comes to keeping your home safe from burglary or trespassing, sometimes simply locking the doors is not enough. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of high tech security equipment on the market to protect your home from package theft, break-ins, and dangerous intruders.
At 24/7 Electric, we care about the safety and security of our customers’ homes. If you need any new pieces of technology installed, give us a call and let us know how we can help. Here are some home security upgrades we recommend.
Window and Door Alarms
As technology has advanced, the number of options for home security systems has expanded tenfold. Depending on your budget and needs, you can install everything from basic batteryoperated window and door alarms, to complex systems wired to automatically call the local police, to smart home systems that notify your cell phone when windows or doors are opened.
Sometimes a loud alarm will serve as a deterrent to criminals who are trying to break in quickly and stealthily. If the break-in takes place while you are home, it will alert your family to the situation immediately. Even if your whole family is out of the house, it will alert your neighbors and hopefully stop criminals in their tracks for fear of being caught.
For advanced home security systems, the ability to customize your smart phone notification settings can have multiple advantages. Make sure young children or elderly inhabitants of your home don’t explore outside when they aren’t supposed to by setting up you phone to receive a notification every time a window or door is opened.
Having extra locks on your doors can slow criminals down, but having smart locks can stop them completely (or make sure the police catch up to them in time). You can customize the settings in your smart phone so that the door opens automatically when your phone is a few feet away for the sake of convenience, you can program the settings in advance to give family members or pet sitters temporary access, and you can receive alerts to your phone automatically if your door lock is broken or forced open. This gives you the opportunity to alert the authorities if you suspect someone has entered your home without your permission. If you choose to install security cameras along with your smart locks, you can easily monitor and verify who is entering your home.
Smart Outlets and Appliances
Rather than only sounding the alarm when a criminal attempts to break in to your house, you can trick them into never breaking in at all. By programming your lights and TV to turn onperiodically while you are out of the house, you can create the illusion that someone is home. Since burglars typically strike when the house is empty, it might deter them from breaking in.
Motion Detector Security Lights
If a criminal begins trespassing on your property, motion detector lights might stop him in his tracks. Without the cover of darkness, someone is more likely to notice an unfamiliar presence lingering outside your home. A professional electrician can recommend the correct number and placement of these lights to best protect your home from intrusion and calibrate the motion sensing feature perfectly.