Is it Time to Upgrade Your Security System? May 13th, 2014
If you’ve already set up a security system at your home or business, then congratulations! Despite the fact that there are over 2,000,000 burglaries reported each year, only 1 in 5 homes in the US have protected themselves with a monitored security system. That should bring you plenty of piece of mind, knowing that your prominent home security signs will encourage burglars to move along to a more easy target, as well as knowing that if a break-in does occur, the authorities will be alerted immediately.
But depending on how long ago you installed your equipment, it might be time for a security system upgrade. There have been some pretty astonishing advances in security technology over the past few years, ranging from secure wireless monitoring to home-automation conveniences. Take a look around your home or business and see if any of these products are right for you and your lifestyle.
We’ve talked before about why you need wireless security monitoring: the simple truth is that emergency monitoring services always lose to a burglar who’s prepared with wire clippers to cut right through your phone or cable line. If the central monitoring station is never even alerted that your home has been compromised, then that security system is worth nothing at all. If you’re still dependent on grounded monitoring through a television or cable line, you really need to consider upgrading to a 4G Wireless Cell Guard Unit like the one we recommend to all our customers. There are no vulnerable wires to cut, and the 4G wireless service is the fastest on the market, alterting the central monitoring station so they can call the authorities on your behalf.
Even if you’re happy with the protection quality of your basic security monitoring, you might be surprised at how much more your security system can do for you these days. New control touchscreen keypads like the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch are more than just a way to arm and disarm the system: they serve as the central hub for all your home electronics, giving you a way to set up energy-efficient lighting, cooling and heating programs – plus check the weather and run multi-media slide shows. If you need to be in control of your smart home automation on the road, there’s the TotalConnect Smartphone app, which can lock and unlock doors remotely and even let you keep an eye on video surveillance footage from the palm of your hand.
The security industry has come a long way in providing you with unparalleled piece of mind and the comforts and luxuries of home automation. Give us a call today to see how we can seamlessly help you upgrade.