Home Security Basics- What You Need To Know

When considering what you need with a basic home security system for your home, your first thought might be you want a system that keeps your family safe by keeping intruders out. While a home security system should do that, it should also include features that give you peace of mind that your family is safe while home. Keeping intruders out is only part of the whole picture when it comes to the safety of your family. Today’s home security systems can have features that integrate with home automation and cloud technologies to monitor your home and alert you to safety issues even when you aren’t home.

Keeping Your Kids Safe

Maybe you can’t be home when your kids come home from school, but your home security system can. Your security system can send a text alert to your mobile phone to let you know your kids are home when they disarm the security system. Your system’s video camera at the door can even send you a photo to confirm their arrival. If you’re expecting notification of your kids’ arrival and don’t receive it, valuable time is gained for you to begin finding out where they may be. And if your child has lost their key, integrated door locks can be opened remotely.

Monitoring Your Home 24/7

A basic home security system can also monitor your home for smoke or carbon monoxide 24 hours, seven days a week to keep your family safe. But did you know you could also integrate your heating and cooling system’s thermostat and other home automation into your system? From any device with internet access, you could control your home’s heat, air conditioning and lights wherever you may be.

Pool Safety

If you have a swimming pool in your yard, you will naturally be concerned about keeping your family safe. But you also need to be responsible with preventing unauthorized access by neighborhood children. Having a gate may not be enough to deter young children. Having motion sensors or gate alarms for pool areas integrated into your home security system can prevent a tragedy.