No home security system is complete without an alarm. This does not only scare away any intruder, but also make your house automatically safer by signalling the whole neighborhood when something suspicious is going on.With the aid of the latest technology, you can integrate one of the most sophisticated alarms in your home security system.
By doing this, you can check in and keep an eye on your house from anywhere, at any time. This is particularly useful to prevent any disaster before it happens and to make you and your family feel safer. Here you can find a few things you should take into consideration to make the most of your alarm and ensure you use every feature offered by the latest home security systems.
Don’t just check in your house
Alarms are triggered when they detect any suspicious movement in your home. However, many modern systems offer additional features, such as live video capabilities. You shouldn’t use these features only for emergencies.
For example, you can use your CCTV cameras to check if your children get back home on time from school. Otherwise, you can keep an eye on your toddlers sleeping in another room of your house. Some homeowners even use their cameras on their pet or baby sitters when they are not home.
Stop wasting your money
The latest home security systems can be connected to your smart hub and used to manage your house while you are away. For example, you can use the same app of your alarm to adjust your smart thermostat and lighting accordingly. You finally don’t have to worry anymore whether you forgot to turn the light off before you left your house.
Many alarms come with a smoke detector, that can sense smoke and higher temperature and activate your fire alarm. Similarly, you can prevent any damage caused by a broken pipe by a sensor that can detect moisture and turn off the water in the case of a leak.
These sensors should be installed in your kitchen and under your sink so that they can immediately detect any danger and intervene if necessary. Usually, you can manage and track the status of your sensors directly from your smartphone or smart system hub.
Keep your door locked
Of course, the idea behind having an alarm is to prevent burglars from entering your home. However, there are further devices that you can use to make your home safer. For example, you can install a smart lock to your main door. Your system will thus detect when the door is opened and notify you. You can also control your deadbolt remotely, and grant access to your house, or to any specific room, only to cetain people.
Don’t stay in the dark
Your alarm and your CCTV cameras should be enough to make any burglar change his mind and don’t try to enter your home. Nevertheless, if you have a garden or a patio, you should install some motion-activated lights. These will automatically turn on when they detect a movement, and they will most likely drive any intruder away.
Another good idea to protect your garden is to avoid hiding spots. Make sure you never leave your garage door open (and if it happens, you can always close it form your smart hub!), and that there is nothing that may make more accessible for burglars to break into your house.
Always be smart
Having a good alarm system is essential to protect your home from intruders. Nevertheless, as we have seen in this brief overview, smart technology is the key to really make the most of your alarm. This technology is not only easy to use but also not particularly expensive and nowadays is accessible for every homeowner, including those who don’t want to invest significant capital.
On the other hand, there are a few things you must never forget, and that can help you protect your house and your family. For example, if you are going on vacation, you should never leave your home looking empty and neglected. And do not forget to lock your door!