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When you think about home security you might imagine a security system with an outdated keypad that was already in the house when you moved in. Those traditional systems only worked when you remembered to arm them and someone tried to break in, which wasn’t very often. They also had significant vulnerabilities, the system being easily defeated by cutting the phone line from outside of the house.
Thanks to new technology you have much better options!
Today’s smart home security systems are much more useful and secure. You can control your system from anywhere through a mobile app, and it works all the time so you know what’s happening around your home wherever you are.
We’ve provided some information to help your better understand today’s interactive security systems and some of the great new features you should expect.
Mobile apps allow you to interact with your home in completely new ways, from wherever you happen to be.
You can arm and disarm your system and monitor what’s happening at your property. So if you left home in a rush, you can still make sure the system is armed with the push of a button in your mobile app. You can even have your house send you a reminder alert if you left home and forgot to arm the system.
You can get a whole new level of awareness from your security system. Unlike traditional security systems, today’s systems can alert you of activity even when disarmed. An alert on your smart phone will let you know if the front door opens, so you know your kids got home safely from school.
You can even get an alert if something doesn’t happen. For example, if the security system is not disarmed by 5pm when you expect the kids home, you can get an alert and then follow up to make sure everything is OK. The ability to check the status of your home and get instant alerts of activity that matters to you even when the system is disarmed increases the overall peace of mind a Sting Alarm security system can deliver.
24/7 Security, No Matter What!
Some new devices and systems market themselves as security products but lack the most important part: 24/7 professional monitoring services.
Sting Alarm operates a central monitoring station, staffed 24/7 by security professionals, to respond to emergencies. Professional monitoring ensures a response when an alarm is signaled (whether smoke, fire or break-in) and dispatches emergency services. In case of a fire, for example, the fire department will be alerted in addition to you receiving a text, email or voice alert to ensure that you are made aware right away.
A key difference in today’s interactive security system is whether or not it connects through your home’s broadband internet connection or through a wireless cellular connection.
Cellular based systems avoid the reliability issues associated with broadband internet connections and home routers that we all experience from time to time. A dedicated cellular connection also protects against common vulnerabilities like having the cable cord cut from the outside of the house, and avoids home network complications such as weak or forgotten passwords.
Home automation may sound like a luxury from The Jetsons, but it’s a great way to enhance security and protect your home too! Sting Alarm offers packages that include options for automating a wide variety of your home’s devices.
For enhanced security, you can add video cameras that instantly alert you if there is movement inside your home when you are out. You can manage access to your home with the addition of smart locks and garage door control. You can automate other devices like lights to make it look like you’re home when you are out of town or automatically turn on in the event of an alarm. Even smart thermostats can be added to enhance safety; for example, they can automatically shut off your HVAC system in the event of a fire, so smoke and ash don’t spread throughout your home.
Interested in a smart home alarm system? Fill out the “free quote” form and one of our Sting Alarm Las Vegas Security Professionals will reach out to consult you. 😊