For all homeowners safety is very important. Our home contains our most precious possessions and loved ones. From family members to family heirlooms, our homes are a source of pride. It only takes 5 minutes of listening to the nightly news to make you feel unsafe. Another break-in, another robbery and another murder seem to highlight the screen every night.
Providing a secure and comfortable place for families to enjoy each other is a top priority for most families. Fortunately home security has come a long way in the past decade and reliable alarms with monitoring are much more advanced than they have been in the past. It used to be that homeowners had limited choices when it came to safeguarding their home. They could buy deadbolt locks, lock their windows and subscribe to a security company and pay them a monthly monitoring fee. Thieves quickly found ways around these securities and the incidents of break-ins increased dramatically.
Today, technology has provided additional security measures that homeowners can take. As a result of their use, break-ins have finally started to decline after years of increases. The use of video has become widely popular, inexpensive and a convenient way for homeowners to monitor their homes. New technology has provided methods of monitoring your home through your computer, smartphone or tablet. Door lock and window sensors provide warnings to alert the homeowners when someone enters or leaves the home. Cameras can view and monitor all areas of the home providing an additional layer of security.
Homeowners can see and hear what is going on at their home 24 hours of the day. Window sensors can alert homeowners if a window is opened. Door sensors monitor each time the doors are opened. Videos capture all the coming and goings of the home. If a visitor arrives and the homeowner is not home, they can receive a text, pull up a live feed and speak to the person at the door. The homeowner can be anywhere in the world and accomplish this from the convenience of their electronic devices.
There is still a wide range of home security companies that can provide monitors from sensors and sound to videos. These systems have become more sophisticated and are connected with police dispatch centers for faster response times. Homeowners also have the option of self-monitoring their homes without paying monthly bills to a security company.
In addition to security measures it is also possible to remotely control devices like light fixtures, water faucets, garage doors, appliances and other electronic devices. This has increased the level of convenience customers can have over activities that occur in their home.
Locks can now come with keys or keypads. Keypads allow homeowners to change the code at any time to better secure their homes. They can offer special codes for visitors and regular houseguests, like housekeepers who need entry into the home.
New technology enables homeowners to see who is at their home, while they are at work. They can secure their homes when they are on vacation, out of town, or just away for the afternoon.