How Home Security Systems Work
Home security systems provide a wide range of features to protect your home. You typically pay a low monthly rate for service and a specialist will come by and install all the sensors and alarms around your home.
Preventing theft of your property is always a priority but you also need to consider ways to prevent house fires, detect high levels of carbon monoxide, and make sure your basement and garage are secure. You can do all of that — and more — with a home security system.
Key features may include:
- Remote Arm & Disarm: Turn your system on or off using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Video Surveillance: Monitor various areas of your home when you are away on vacation, at work, or out for the day. You can shift between different views and even watch recorded clips.
- Burglary Monitoring: Installation of sensors on the windows and doors of your home monitor for unusual activity and will set off the alarm if intruders are detected.
- Fire & Smoke Monitoring: Smoke and heat sensors placed around you home will set off the alarm. The monitoring service will contact the fire department and paramedics on your behalf 24/7.
- Carbon Monoxide Alarm: Sensors designed to detect an odorless and colorless gas will trigger an alarm if you have dangerous levels of this gas circulating in your home.
- Remote Lock Controls: Open and close locks remotely using your smartphone when you need to let housekeepers, maintenance service providers, and other individuals into your home.
- Garage Door Control: Open and close your garage doors using the smartphone app and get an alert if the door stays open for too long.
- Temperature & Light Controls: Adjust your home’s temperature remotely so rooms are always just hot or cool enough when you get back home. Save money on energy bills with light controls.