Today, security systems are intelligent and work via a smartphone application. Make sure the one you choose has a notification option so that you receive an alert when an incident occurs in your house such as a water leak, smoke, an intruder, a severe drop in temperature or a power failure. You can then act quickly and avoid theft or potential damages. Being able to manage the network through your smartphone also means that you can continue to monitor your home and get important messages when the electricity has been cut off.
Call Centre Connected
If you travel regularly and don’t have any friends or family members that can watch over your property while you are away, this option may be for you. Professionally monitored systems are connected to a call centre that is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This call centre will contact the police or fire department should something happen; however, you should be aware that there is usually a monthly fee for this service. On the plus side, by connecting your system, you’ll see a slight reduction in your home insurance premium: some companies offer discounts of 10% to 30%. Worth considering!
Some systems include practical components that can simplify a homeowner’s life. For example, a doorbell with an integrated camera to verify who is at your residence’s front door. You can even talk to the person thanks to the audio system. Sensors can also be installed throughout the house to detect a variety of events, such as a braking window or a large object being moved.