Young Homeowners: Does Your Home Need a Security System Right Now?
As a young homeowner, you are focused on designing your new home. You are filling your home with furniture, wall art, and cookware. You are making sure you have a television, a dining table and matching towels. You are ensuring that your spare room is ready for your parents or friends to visit, or possibly even turning it into an office or nursery one of these days. However, there is one thing that you are missing, and that’s a home security system.
As a younger owner of a home, you probably don’t want the typical security system like your parent’s have. Luckily, there have been advances in security systems and you can get what is known as smart home security, which comes with built-in technology that stays connected to take care of everyday dangers, worries and inconveniences so that you don’t have to. For example, consider the answers to the following questions:
- Does Crime Occur in Your Area?
If so, then it’s a good idea to take the necessary precautions and have a smart security system installed in your home.
Smart security systems can be incredibly protective, and this type of advanced technology can be used to detect and respond to an assortment of issues and threats. These systems are also very easy to use and convenient, as you can download an app directly onto your cell phone. So, if the alarm starts to go off, you can turn it off from your cell phone instead of having to go to the panel at your front door.
Smart security systems are also better when it comes to fighting crime, as they don’t rely on phone that can be cut easily by attackers and they are equipped with 24/7 monitoring in the event of an emergency.
- Do You Have Overnight Guests Frequently?
If you tend to host guests at your home overnight on a regular basis, then it is very important that you consider a smart security system that comes equipped with a smart lock.
Smart home security can assist with home arrivals and departures when you are unable to be at home regardless of whether it is a friend or family member coming in from out-of-town or you are using your home for short-term rentals.
If you opt for a push-button keypad smart lock, this will allow guests to use a four-digit code to let themselves in when they arrive to your place – and multiple codes can be set up. You can set it up so that an alert is sent to you each time that a code is used, which allows you to keep constant track of who is entering your home. Codes can be deleted at any time and they can also be set to expire. No more spare keys to keep track of!
- Are Your Power Bills Overwhelming in Cost?
Your smart home security system isn’t all about protecting your home. The home security app can also connect to your smart thermostat and help control it. Essentially, when your security system is armed, it can automatically turn your thermostat back a few degrees to help save energy. Then, when you get back home, it will automatically turn your thermostat back to a more comfortable setting. You can even set it so that it will use your cell phone’s GPS as a trigger to switch the thermostat setting before you get home so that your home can start cooling off or heating back up before you even get there.
- Do You Frequently Shop Online?
If you shop online a lot, then you will receive a lot of packages from UPS, FedEx, and other delivery personnel. Therefore, it may be a good idea to invest in a video doorbell in addition to your smart lock.
When packages are left on your porch or doorstep, they – and your home – become an easy target for thieves. Luckily, a smart home security system can allow you to have your packages safely delivered inside your home even if you are not home.
When the video doorbell is rang, you will be alerted on your smartphone. You will be able to see and speak to the person at your door from your phone. You can verify that it is the delivery person and unlock your door so that they can leave your package directly inside your home. Once they are done and have closed your door, you can lock your home again.
- Do You Have Any Pets?
If you have recently gotten a new pet or just like to know that your pet is doing okay, then a smart home security system with video monitoring is something that you need. You can use your app to check the video feed from the cameras set up in your home to ensure your pet doing okay, that the dog walker has arrived on time and taken Fido for his or her daily walk, etc.
- Do Your Lead a Busy Lifestyle?
When your life is extremely busy, you often forget things. Luckily, you are covered when you have a smart security system.
For example, let’s say that you are running behind schedule and are set to board an airplane in 30 minutes. However, you remember that you forgot to lock your front door on the way out of your home. If you have a smart home security system installed on your home, this isn’t a problem because it can remind you when a door or window is left open and/or unlocked.
- Do You Plan to Have Kids Someday?
While you may not necessarily even know the answer to this question yet, and that’s okay, it is important to know that a smart home security system is designed to grow with you. So, should you decide to expand your family in the future, it is easy to add to the system with new pieces of equipment. This is true not only to start with, but also through the various stages of your child’s development.
For more information about smart home security systems or to receive a quote about having one installed in your home, contact us today at Tactyne Systems.