4 Ways to Upgrade Your Home Security System
Protect Your Family with these Technology Features
Relying on just locks and an alarm is no longer enough when it comes to your home security system. These days it's easier than ever to upgrade to a comprehensive security system that takes a proactive approach to protecting your family. At Atlantic Security, we work with you to find a solution that meets your Amelia Island home's unique needs. Below we highlight some common features that can take your security to the next level, but it comes down to each family member whether they're the right fit.
Most of our security systems include motion sensors that let you track any suspicious movement. We work with you to gauge the best way to use these sensors throughout your home. For example, if you have pets you need to make sure your dog doesn’t set them off every time he’s looking for a new napping spot. Depending on where you place your sensors and how often you expect them to go off, you can have them activate your alarm or just send an alert to your phone to avoid false alarms.
Mobile App Access
One of the easiest ways to smarten up our home security systems is to offer a mobile app for our clients. We know that security panels are often not the most intuitive control solutions, so we partner with Honeywell and Alarm.com to offer a more modern approach. Clients can now manage their security from a smartphone or tablet. These apps come with easy-to-follow menus that let users control locks, arm the system, and view live surveillance footage.
One of the reasons these mobile apps are so popular is that they let users access their home security systems no matter where they are. As long as your smart device has access to the internet, you can use your app. If you forget to lock the front door or arm the system, all you have to do is pull up your smartphone to fix it. If you left the kids home alone, check in on them at any time.
If you have other smart technology in your home, it can also play a big part in your security. For example, your system can partner with your lighting control to enhance your family’s safety. Link your lights to your motion sensors to light your outdoor pathways or to illuminate suspicious activity to get better surveillance footage. You can also use your lighting to protect your home while you're away. Program your lights to turn on and off to make your home look occupied, so thieves don't target it.
While it’s important that you take responsibility for your family’s safety, it’s always comforting to know there’s someone there to back you up. Sign up for a package that includes 24/7 monitoring from security professionals. They can guide through any emergency and notify authorities when your alarm goes off. Monitored security systems are also less prone to false alarms, which can lead to costly fines.
Do you think any of these upgrades would be a good fit in your Florida home? You can call us at 904-743-8444 or contact us to get a free estimate.