Given the extraordinary circumstances of the past few months, it’s natural to feel a heightened sense of anxiety. In uncertain times, the world may feel less secure. But we have some good news. If you are concerned about the security of your home and family, the latest technology can go a long way to alleviating your concerns.
If you’re stuck with a security system installed ten or even five years ago in your Dallas, TX home, you're missing out on a wide array of innovation in home security. Older security systems tend to be reactive versus proactive - they tell you something that happened after the fact. You might know a sensor for a door or window was tripped, but you don’t know how or why.
Let’s explore some of the latest security options for greater peace of mind to know your family and home are protected.
Smart locks have advanced significantly in the past few years. One simple way they can enhance security is by going keyless. If you copy a key for someone, there's no way to know if it has been copied. Rekeying locks is also a tedious and expensive proposition. Smart locks can operate with codes and secure smartphone access, which can be revoked at any time. If you need to grant access to your home for service when you're not there, you can do so temporarily. You can also let someone in remotely from anywhere with just your smartphone.
Smart locks can do more, too. You can check the status of a door at any time, including when it was last opened. You can lock any door remotely, whether you're out or on the other side of the house. If your family has access through their smartphones, you can check on older kids when they come and go. If you want to know if your housekeeper was there, you can check that too through their access history.
Today's security and surveillance cameras have advanced features that ensure you can keep an eye on what's happening at home anytime. Motion detection can send you an alert if there is a movement where it's not expected. Night vision capability can see and record footage in the dark. Face detection can filter out unneeded notifications from kids and family, and pet detection can also ignore your dog or cat’s movement if you choose.
Smart cameras can give you a more informed and proactive approach to security. On some systems, if what you see is a potential intruder, you can quickly sound a siren from your smartphone. If you’re looking at your front door, you can see if it’s a package delivery or something else that might be concerning.
While specific solutions like smart locks and cameras work well on their own, your security envelope becomes more powerful when they all work together. Unifying these features under a smart home system umbrella can take the protection level up a few notches. For example, if an intruder breaks in, your camera can trigger all the lights to come on, sound the alarm, and even deliver a message over a speaker that the authorities have been alerted to ward off the trespasser.
Smart home automation can also control intelligent devices to make your home look occupied when you’re away. Things like motorized shades and window treatment, lights, and even TV and audio equipment can be turned on and off to simulate your normal home patterns. It’s another way smart technology can be an effective deterrent to keep your property from being targeted.
Gain greater peace of mind with up-to-date, smarter security. Call us today at (512) 519-9361 to learn more, or reach out on our online contact page. We look forward to working with you.