October 1st, 2017

5 Home Security Tips

Home Owners Network

As technology for the home is advancing faster than ever before, it’s only natural that Home Security providers are raising the bar in big ways. We speak to thousands of home owners every month who are surprised to find that today’s home security providers offer complete home security/automation solutions that allow them to take total control of the home. Here are 5 things that every homeowner should know when considering the use of automation technology in their home:

You can finally be two places at once.

Gone are the days where you must worry about missed deliveries, wonder if the kids are working on their homework, or spend the day asking yourself “did I remember to close the garage?”. With nothing more than your smart phone, you can take total control of your home and always be right there. Open and close garage doors, unlock front doors, monitor your home’s cameras, and more.

It’s not just about crime prevention.

We talk to so many homeowners every year who are surprised to think about Home Security as much more than an alarm for unwanted visitors. Today’s home security and automation platforms give piece of mind to homeowner by alerting them to things such as smoke alarms and flood alarms when you are away from them home. Nobody wants to come home to a flooded kitchen because the refrigerator hose busted after leaving for work. Get alerted to a broad spectrum of home problems as soon as they start.

It’s not “The Jetsons”, but it’s sure close!

Many folks remember watching shows like “The Jetsons” and dreaming of a time where they could have a “smart home” with a wonderful robot maid. Unfortunately, we have yet to figure out the maid. But, many of the leading home automation platforms enable you to interact with your home via your smart phone, or your voice.

“House, turn the AC up.”

“I don’t want to get out of bed…House, unlock the front door for the kids”

Yes, the time is here and this technology is available to almost everyone.

Upgrading your home can actually save you money!

With the security and monitoring features included in most automation platforms, home owners are often entitled to real savings on insurance. Contact your provider to find out how much you can save.

Also, homeowners who have home automation and smart thermostats save around 20% on their monthly utilities – conserving energy and saving money.

No need for messy installs.

When many homeowners thing about taking on a project like this, they envision opening sheetrock walls to re-wire their entire home. Thanks to technology, that is no longer the case. Most leading home automation platforms use wireless technology to communicate within your home. Installation is easy and can usually be done in just one day!

While some of these things may seem fairly basic, it’s usually the no-brainers that we forget first. Take some of these tips, put them to work, and have a wonderful and safe September!

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