Your home's security system is more than just a sticker in the window. It has capabilities that you can use to deter would-be burglars and protect your family. To get the most out of your system, you need to do more than have it installed. Here are some tips you can use to get the maximum protection possible from your system.
Download and Install a Security App
Most home security systems in the market today offer the ability to remotely control the system. With the help of a mobile app, you can take such actions as arming and disarming the system or control smart locks. Smart locks enable you to lock and unlock deadbolts from a remote location.
If your security system is equipped with a video camera, you can even view real-time footage of your home. This particular feature comes in handy if your system sends an alert to your phone.
If you have cameras installed around your property, the views provided from them could possibly be obscured by obstructions. You also leave yourself more vulnerable to burglars. They could easily hide in the shrubs or in a dark area of your yard. To ensure the security system has a clear view of your yard, remove all of the obstructions.
Removing obstructions could be as simple as moving lawn furniture around or trimming back trees and shrubs. If there are dark areas in your yard, light them up. For added protection, use motion-sensor lighting.
Assign Personal PINs
Your security system can do more than just safeguard your home. It can also help you determine when household members are arriving at home. If you are at work when your children or teens are coming home after school or activities, you can be sure they are safe at home.
As each child enters his or her PIN into the alarm system, you can receive an alert that lets you know the PIN has been used to arm and disarm the security system. You can even give your children their own keychain remotes with unique ID numbers to arm and disarm the system. An added benefit of the keychain remote is that each one has a button that allows your kids to send a silent alarm if there is a problem.
There are many other features and modifications to your home that can help you get the most from your system. Work with a security expert to identify measures you can take to protect your home and family. For more information, visit security companies in your area.Share
25 May 2016
Hello, I’m Scott. Welcome to my site about security systems. There are many security system configurations on the market today. Security systems continually monitor the premises to keep intruders from entering the building. If someone does enter, the alarms go off, alerting the residents and the local police department. There are many lifestyle changes required after installing a security system. I want to use this site to explore all of the benefits of using a security system. I also want to talk about best use practices to get the most out of your system. Thank you for visiting my site.