Thinking about getting a wireless home security system? If so, you will want to consider these 3 main reasons your family need a wireless home security system, including: minimizing break-ins, keeping your family safer and knowing what’s happening when you’re not there.
The biggest reason a home owner should consider installing a home security system is that it offers protection to family members from intruders. According to “Securing Home and Business” by Simon Hakim/Erwin Blackstone, homes without security systems are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar. This indicates that the mere presence of an alarm system is enough in most cases to protect the home and its occupants from break-in. In some cases, burglars may still target a home either knowingly or unknowingly when members of the family are inside. For the burglar who enters the home expecting it to be empty, finding members of the family inside can cause enough shock and panic to facilitate aggressive behavior. Having a security system in place often provides family members with enough warning to get to a safe location in our outside the home while the alarm system dispatches local authorities. For burglars that enter a home knowing that family members are inside, their intentions are often much more malicious and the home alarm system again serves as an early warning system and calls the authorities. Source: Asecurelife
Keeping your Family Safer
Alarm.com systems use a secure cellular connection that is fast and reliable, enabling real-time awareness and alerts from your home, and combating many of the vulnerabilities you’ll find on other types of system. For example, there is no exposed phone or cable line to be cut from the outside of the house that would render a traditional system useless.
Traditional wired home security systems are also vulnerable when your power, phone or Internet service goes out. Alarm.com’s wireless security system uses a secure, dedicated cellular connection and battery-powered back-up so that that an alarm will always be signaled in an emergency. This also means that your home automation will still work: your lights can turn on to deter people, and your HVAC system can shut down in case of fire so you don’t blow smoke through the house. Source: Alarm
Knowing What’s Happening When You’re Not There
One of the biggest benefits to having a wireless home security system is that you can manage your system with your smartphone or tablet. You’ll be able to remotely disarm your system, if say, the dog walker or a handyman needs to get into your house (then arm it again when they leave).
Forget to turn the heat down when you left the house for a weekend away? Not a problem, an advanced home security system can do it for you. You can also set lights to go on and off—a great way to make it look like someone is home—from your smartphone while you’re away (if you forgot to program it in advance).
You can also use your home security system to do things like make sure your kids got home from school safe, or unlock the door for them if they forgot their keys. Technology provides so many perks to wireless home security systems. You’ll just want to have a backup power supply ready, in case you lose power. Source: Alarmrelay