The Best Features Found in a Home Alarm System
The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Smart Home Security
St. Augustine, FL, is a vibrant city with colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and miles of white-sand beaches. It’s a beautiful place to live and provides, in most areas, a sense of safety and security. However, like most cities, it experiences its share of criminal activity, with a crime occurring every 4 hours and 43 minutes, according to CrimeGrade.
The good news is that there is a proven method for securing your home. In fact, burglars are 300% less likely to choose a house with a security system. Let’s explore today’s smart home alarm system and clients' common questions when considering the best approach for protecting homes and loved ones.
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How Do Most Burglaries Occur?
The National Council for Home Safety and Security reports that burglaries are highest in the summer and are 6% more likely to occur in the daytime when people are away from home. About 95% require a forceful entry, including breaking a window or picking a lock. Burglars also tend to use the patio doors to gain entrance, followed by the front door or a window.
Our security experts at Atlantic Security will perform a site survey of your property, determining the most vulnerable areas and the best type of security cameras. Some cameras may possess wide-angle viewing for expansive outdoor areas and night-vision to ensure you can see clearly in the dark. Many contain two-way audio, enabling you to quickly chat with your kids when you receive an alert they've arrived home from school, or warn a stranger they've been spotted.
How Does a Smart Home Alarm System Protect My Home?
A smart home alarm system can monitor for intruders and chase away potential burglars. Intelligent motion sensors determine the difference between vehicles, animals, and people, and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) security cameras zoom in when motion is detected. These intelligent cameras can tell if it’s a family member arriving home or a stranger.
Other features are door and window contacts and glass break sensors. When activated, your system sends a notification, alerting you of a possible break-in. With a quick glance at your security camera feed, you can see who set off the sensors and if a call to law enforcement is needed. If a threat’s determined, your smart home responds by flashing lights and initiating an alarm, significantly increasing the chances of scaring away an intruder.
Some families appreciate the added protection professional monitoring provides. These extensively trained professionals receive an alert and can notify first responders instantly. This ensures a timely response by the proper authorities, whether the police, fire department, or emergency medical services.
What Is the Best Way to Secure My Home When on Vacation?
Criminals will often choose a home that looks unoccupied. We’ll program an ‘Away’ setting that, when activated, opens and closes the motorized shades and turns on and off the lights and TVs or stereo. This system creates the illusion that someone’s home.
At Atlantic Security, we’ve been designing and installing state-of-the-art home alarm systems in North Florida and South Georgia since 1968. To learn more about smart security systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Atlantic Security today.