Simple Methods to Improve Home Security Using Automation
Smart Home Technology and Home Surveillance Systems Offer Peace of Mind and Greater Convenience for Homeowners
While it may not be something you want or like to think about often, keeping your home safe is an important element of home ownership that cannot be overlooked. Furthermore, security threats have evolved in recent years, and your security system may not be up to date.
There’s no need to panic, however; our staff at Insight Automation can provide you with the digital home automation tools to keep any potential intruders at bay while you sleep soundly. Here are three ways smart home and home surveillance technology can help Mesa, AZ homeowners stay safe.
DITCH THE HIDDEN SPARE KEY
Hiding a spare key in an out-of-the-way spot for emergencies may sound like a good idea, but in practice, doing so can be a substantial security risk. If the key is hidden in a place visitors or guests can find it, it’s more than likely someone else with less-than-noble intentions can find it as well. A better option would be to give the key to a neighbor or your guests before you depart.
An even better option would be to install smart locks and other tools as part of an automated security system. Smart locks allow you to give your guests temporary access codes that only they can use, and they can notify you when somebody has used the code. A video doorbell and intercom system can give you a 24/7 feed of whatever’s outside your door and allow you to let someone in remotely once you’ve verified their identity.
MAKE SURE YOUR WINDOWS AND GARAGE ARE SECURE
While your doors and first-floor windows are the first places someone would try to enter your home, they’re not the only potential access points. Sophisticated intruders may try to break into your garage by faking your entry code or signal, and they can also try second-floor windows if they’re feeling bold.
Smart home technology can counteract criminals with a total home alarm system. A series of automated sensors and locks networked throughout your home give you complete protection 24 hours per day as well as real-time updates whenever you want to check in. And if something should happen, your system can send you notifications and give you the chance to act.
INSTALL A HOME INTERCOM SYSTEM
You want to know you can reach whoever’s at home any time you need to, and that means accounting for things like a damaged phone line or poor cell reception. One way you can keep in touch with your loved ones that doesn’t require a cellular connection is a home intercom system.
These devices are not only useful when you’re at home – no more having to yell to get everyone’s attention when dinner’s ready – but are also an extremely effective security tool. You can call the intercom system from your phone as long as you have an internet connection, and anyone at home can also use the system to call you.
These are just a few of the many home surveillance and security solutions we have to offer at Insight Automation. To learn more, call our office serving the Phoenix and Scottsdale area by calling 480-816-1900. You can also fill out our online contact form or click on the chat box in the lower-right corner of your screen to speak with a customer service representative. We look forward to hearing from you!