Home security systems have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. If you’re considering installing or upgrading your home’s security, would investing in a smart burglar alarm system be the best choice for you? And what are the additional advantages that the newest systems provide? Below, we list some of the main benefits.
- They can be controlled from anywhere
Traditional systems rely on you remembering to arm and disarm them. Smart systems can be operated from anywhere, via your mobile device or laptop, and actually alert you if they’re not armed.
In practice remote monitoring means that you can allow access to others when you’re away from home- cleaners, tradespeople, or dog walkers, and be sure that your home is secured when they leave. With a two-way talk facility, you’ll be able to have conversations with them, no matter where you are.
- They eliminate false alarms
False alarms can be unnerving for you and annoying for your neighbors. Not only do smart systems virtually eliminate false alarms, as you can monitor your home remotely, but it is also quick and easy to assess whether there is a real threat, and reset the system if required.
- Real-time alerts
Smart security systems will also send you alerts. For example, if a door or window has been left unsecured, you’d be able to deal with it without heading home.
- They’re a great deterrent
Burglars typically want an easy entry and a quick getaway. They don’t relish the idea of being remotely monitored or captured on camera while doing their work. Advertise your smart alarm system with highly visible notices, and you increase the chances that they’ll leave you in peace and choose an easier target.
Statistics show that burglaries are actually decreasing, while parcel theft is increasing exponentially. A highly visible smart camera can alert you that someone has arrived at your door, and allow you to talk to them. The awareness that they can be recorded can be enough to deter these opportunistic criminals and protect your deliveries.
- They’re more difficult to disable
Unlike traditional systems, smart systems use wireless technology. One advantage is that a home intruder won’t be able to cut off your communication with the outside world by cutting phone or broadband cables. Most systems are also monitored centrally, so if you were unable to use the system, an alarm would still be raised.
- They allow you to monitor your home in real-time
When we’re away, we all want to know that our family is safe at home. Smart camera systems allow real-time monitoring. So whether you want reassurance that your teenager is doing their homework rather than sneaking out, or that your dog is not relaxing on your best sofa, it’s easy to check.
- They make good financial sense
A smart home security system may help to decrease your insurance premiums. By making your home less attractive to burglars, you will also be spared the cost of replacing stolen or damaged items (or the hassle of making insurance claims).
Finally, when the time comes to sell your home, it can make the property more attractive to potential buyers.