So you’ve been waiting for this week-long getaway with your husband for God knows how long… and just when it’s right around the corner, you start having qualms about leaving your home unattended for an entire week. It’s such a bummer, right? But don’t feel too bad, it’s perfectly normal for you to worry about the security of your home, especially in this day and age.
Luckily, this day and age is also responsible for introducing new technology that will effectively guard your home against burglars, vandals, and other wrongdoers who are looking to take advantage of your unguarded home. You can expect an excellent home security system to maximize the perks of this new technology in order to provide the best protection for your beloved abode.
A typical security system consists of sensors and motion detectors that trigger the alarm when their respective vicinities get disturbed. So, if a window breaks or if a door is opened, an alarm rings out and scares away the wrongdoers. Simultaneous to this alarm, a signal gets sent out from the disturbed sensor to the control panel.
The control panel is another essential component of a security system. As the name implies, this is where you can control and gain access to everything. The control panel is where you can arm or disarm the security system; it is where you can change alarm settings; it is also where you can view live or recorded footage from the security cameras. High-end control panels have the added advantage of network access. This means that even though you are miles away, you can still reach your control panel at home through an internet connection. You could be soaking up the sun in Bali, and still be able to check out your front lawn through your smart phone or laptop.
Some control panels are even rigged up for home automation. Home automation allows remote access to different parts of the home. Thanks to home automation technology, you can turn the lights on, check the door locks, water the plants, and do a bunch of other things by simply accessing your control panel online.
Once an alarm is triggered and a signal gets sent to the control panel, the control panel immediately contacts you and the central monitoring system. Through your mobile, you can check out what caused the alarm and determine whether the system needs to be armed or disarmed.
In case a real threat exists, you don’t need to cut your vacation short and immediately fly back home because the monitoring center will be able to initiate an immediate response to the emergency. The monitoring center is a 24/7 contact center dedicated to addressing alerts sent by the control panel and notifying the authorities.
Put simply, a reliable security system to protect your home is the secret to a worry-free vacation. But the benefits don’t end there… security systems are just as effective even when you’re at home, asleep at night; or out for a quick errand. No matter where you are and how long or how quickly you’re away, you’re guaranteed a safe and protected home all the way.