If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. No one knows what our future holds in 2021, and while our hopes are high that it will be a heck of a lot better than this past crazy year, there is absolutely no harm in taking a few extra precautions. Today, we will teach you how to make your smart home more secure and explain all of the many reasons you should do so, ASAP!
There are a multitude of options on the market today when it comes to home security, from simple alarms and cameras and moving on to more advanced sensors and other devices. You may ask though, is it really worth buying devices just for security purposes? Spoiler alert: Absolutely! Here is the reasoning behind bothering with security products in 2021.
6 Reasons To Invest In Smart Home Security Right Now:
Complete Peace of Mind
As much as we wish it were different, the world is a dangerous place and unfortunately, 2020 seemed to bring out the worst in everyone! The FBI’s crime statistics, a burglary in the U.S happens on average every 25.7 seconds. Luckily however, the number of burglaries in the United States has decreased each year and this is greatly due to more and more home-owners purchasing security systems. With a security system installed in your home, you will gain peace of mind which means knowing that your home is protected regardless of what may happen on the outside. Whether you’re in your living room with your family, upstairs sleeping, or even away on vacation, having peace of mind is arguably the most popular reason people choose to invest in some form of home security.
Remotely Monitor Your Home
Whether you want to check that your doors are locked, see who is at the door, check on your kids, or change the temperature, today’s modern security systems allow you to control all of these aspects of your home from any location! Many people with security systems today, have an app on their smartphone that allows them to easily control their alarms, cameras, locks, etc from anywhere. You don’t have to be glued to your phone to do this either, your security system can send you instant notifications, reminders, and alerts to your phone. This way, anytime there is any form of a security breach you will know immediately and can take the necessary actions whatever the nature of your emergency is.
Prevent Burglaries From Happening
Prevention is better than a cure! Whether you’ve got visible security cameras or a simple sign in your yard warning would-be intruders that you have a fully secured home, there is a good chance that a burglar will stop in his tracks and turn around if he or she knows there is a great chance of being caught. And this happens even before they have to experience piercingly bright flood lights that come on when motion is detected and an audible siren to alert neighbors that there is an intruder.
Capture Video Footage of Any Crime
Even with the best security system possible, somehow the saying remains true that when there is a will, there is a way. Unfortunately, some burglars are ruthless and manage their way into homes regardless of the warning signs of cameras and yard signs. If this does happen, your cameras will record the action so you can provide this evidence to authorities. The good news is that today’s security cameras are so advanced that they have facial recognition capabilities making it easy to track down your intruder.
Monitor and Safeguarding Elderly Relatives
If you have an ederly relative in your home, you can keep a watchful eye on them with security devices in the house. Nowadays, security systems can be synchronized with tons of other products aside from just your products connected to your smart home system. For example, there are devices available that can be kept near your loved one such as on a necklace or bracelet. In the event of your loved one taking a tumble or requiring urgent assistance, they can simply press the small button attached on their piece of jewelry (which is connected to your security system) and it will immediately call for help to your property even if you are not around.
Keep and Eye on Children and Babies
One of the most popular reasons people invest in security devices today is to ensure the safety of their little ones. From baby-monitors to regular security cameras and video entry systems, you can easily protect your children even if you are away from home.
There is no better time to invest in your safety and well being than right now. Stay tuned this week as we further dive into security systems and which devices are the best for you!