Even if you’re a DIY-er, home security is one area where it’s best to rely on a professional. That’s because a professional knows:
- Best locations for placement of surveillance cameras, security lighting, door & window sensors, and motion detectors
- How to install a system correctly
- How to best maintain & upgrade a system so it stays current with technology & best monitoring practices
What’s more, a professionally installed system can get you discounts on your homeowner’s insurance premiums, unlike ones that are self-installed. The most effective systems are tied to a third-party reporting service that verifies a disturbance or false alarm by contacting you and, if necessary, the police. The most modern systems are also capable of taking video or photos of monitored rooms, making it easier for police to bring intruders to justice.
With advances in technology, a home security system can be wireless, eliminating the need for drilling & patching walls & ceilings that hard-wired systems require. That is, unless a wired system is installed when a home is being built.
By operating the system remotely from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can adjust settings, as well as see that your family and property are safe while you’re at work, travelling or out for the evening.
Some systems also enable you to use your mobile devices to remotely control indoor & outdoor lighting, as well as your garage door, thermostat and appliances.
With so many options available, tell us about your specific needs so we can recommend home security systems based on your requirements and budget.