A home security system means the difference between potential danger and peace of mind. According to the FBI, 25 percent of homes now have electronic security systems—these homeowners understand the immediate and long-term values of home security. Alarm systems can protect your home in many ways beyond preventing break-ins, and new technology allows homeowners to have more control of alarm systems than ever before. Learn four ways to get the most out of your home security system:
- Connect all of your home monitoring devices to your system: Alarm systems feature nearly infinite combinations of protection for your home, from traditional motion sensors and glassbreak detectors to devices that safeguard against fire, carbon monoxide, flood and freeze dangers.
- Receive text or email alerts when doors open and close: This gives you an extra eye on who’s going in and out of your home, whether you want to check that the kids arrived home from school safely or know that your spouse locked the door on the way out.
- Control your system from anywhere in the world: With just an Internet connection, you can arm or disarm the system, change the temperature, close the garage and more from your smartphone, computer or tablet. These features provide maximum accessibility and convenience for your busy lifestyle.
- Save money on home insurance. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average insurance company offers a 15 to 20 percent discount on a home’s insurance policy, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars a year.
Home security systems were designed to deter burglars, but with advanced technology, systems can do so much more. Whether you’re a do-it-yourself homeowner looking to add to an alarm system or a first-time customer, SafeMart can help you customize a system to fit your unique needs.