Now that we’re well into 2019, it’s time to take a look at our New Year’s resolutions. Did you know that 80 percent of resolutions are doomed to failure? Whether it’s changing your diet, exercising more, learning a new skill, or whatever you had planned, studies show it’s not easy to change your lifestyle.
But Atlantic Security is here to help. We want you to keep your resolutions — especially when it comes to safety. As Jacksonville, FL’s premier home security company, we’ve put together this blog, featuring some helpful safety tips and easy ways to make sure you keep your resolutions. Find out more below.
A common resolution for many homeowners is finding a new hiding spot for their house keys. An additional set of keys offers peace of mind — you don’t have to worry about getting locked out of your home. Plus, if guests come over when you’re not there, they can let themselves in once you let them know where it is.
But in 2019, you don’t need to rely on old, analog entry systems. You can upgrade with digital locks. Use your smartphone to lock and unlock any door in your home. When a guest arrives, just tap a button on your controller to let them in. You can even provide them with a temporary code and know when they arrive and leave.
Resolution Tip: Pair your smart locks with a video doorbell. That way, you can see, hear, and communicate with anyone who comes to your door.
Smoke alarms are among the technologies we don’t realize we need until we need them. They’re often left forgotten and useless, especially when you have to get a ladder to change out the batteries.
Instead, this year consider installing a centralized fire alarm system. That way, all the components of your system will work together to keep you safe. Additionally, power isn’t drawn from local batteries entirely, so you can ensure they work throughout the year.
Resolution Tip: Consider investing in a remote monitoring service. It’s an affordable way to help secure your home. If an emergency occurs or a component stops working, your service representative can notify the proper authorities while you get to safety.
While you and your spouse are at work and the kids are at school, it can be difficult to stay in touch with everyone. Even when each member of your family has a smartphone in their pocket, you can feel like you’re not hearing from them enough.
This year consider an HD video intercom system with your home upgrade. You can see, hear, and communicate with anyone in your household, and anyone with a compatible app. Check in with the kids when they get home from school or let your partner know to pick up milk from the grocery store on their way home.
Resolution tip: Think about the way you want to use an HD intercom system. You can integrate other systems like lighting, shading, and more into a single comprehensive system and control them remotely. Upgrade with a smart home system for easy and efficient technology.
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