Dealing with an Older System? Signs You Need to Update Your Security System


If you have a security system installed in your home, you may think that's enough. If it's a new system, you might be right. But, if your security system is more than a few years old, it's most likely outdated. If that's the case, it's time for an update. Unfortunately, you might not know how to identify an outdated system. That's where this list comes in handy. If you recognize any of the issues listed here, contact a home security company for a security system update. 

1. Your Access Is Limited

If you're like most people, you spend a lot of time away from home. But, most older security systems only allow access from inside the home. That means you have no way to track security issues when you're away from home. That can be a big problem, especially when you travel. If your current security system doesn't allow remote access, it's time to make some adjustments. 

2. Your System Isn't Wireless

If you don't have a wireless security system, you don't have the protection you need. Many older security systems get hardwired into the homes electrical system. Unfortunately, hardwired systems are easy to disable. Burglars can cut right through the wires. When that happens, your security system shuts off. Not only that, but hardwired systems can also shut down during power outages. Wireless systems aren't hardwired into the home. That means there are no wires for burglars to cut through. With a wireless system, your home is always protected. 

3. You Have Single-Panel Controls

Look at your security panel. If your system is like most older models, you have one single control panel in your home. Single-panel controls can be difficult to manage, especially in an emergency. If you're trapped on one side of your home, you might not be able to get the help you need. That's where an updated system becomes essential. Updated security systems allow you to install other control panels throughout the house. That way, you can access the controls from anywhere in your home. 

4. You Have Low-Resolution Cameras

If your security cameras provide blurry images, they're not going to give you the security you need. You need security cameras that provide high-resolution images of your property. That way, if someone attempts to break into your home, you can give clear pictures to law enforcement. Not only that, but modern security cameras also provide a wider view. That means your security cameras can track activities in surrounding areas, as well.


12 June 2020

Exploring Security Systems

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.