Did You know?
Every year more than 1.5 million house burglaries occur in the United States. The average loss due to burglary offense is more than $2000. Here are some more shocking facts
- 60% – Burglaries from forced entry
- 33% – Burglaries without force
- 6% – Attempted forcible entry
Did you know about the local crime reports of your area?
If I talk about Texas, a huge number of property crimes reported a year back. Out of those, Burglary accounted for a major chunk of all property offenses. You know, as they say, Installing Security systems for your safety is a minuscule price to pay for keeping yourself safe.
If you’re thinking about getting a security system, then there are a few things you got to keep in mind.
Must-Have Features in an Integrated Home Security system to manage all your Smart Devices
1.One Integrated System for all Security devices
You need to have one Smart Security system for all your security devices. If you have to use multiple mobile apps for various security tasks, then that system is inefficient. That defeats the purpose. A true Smart System should connect all of your security devices, smart home automation devices, and surveillance cameras to your smartphone or tablet.
2. Easy to Use
The system should be easy to use and should not be complicated. If it is difficult to use, it will defeat the purpose again, since you will not be able to use it efficiently.
3. One system to Arm all devices or disarm all devices in one go
Imagine a scenario where you are leaving home for a few days or are going for a vacation. Then at such a time, you need a system that is able to arm all devices at one go. For example, When you select the system to Arm, it should be able to arm all windows, doors, motion detectors, glass break sensors, etc. And once you are back from your vacation, it should be able to disarm all devices in one go.
4. Ability to View Video Cameras Live Feed
This feature is a must-have. When you are out of your home, you should be able to view the live feed of your different security cameras from anywhere in the world. You should be able to see the videos right from your mobile phone.
5. An option to create Smart Scenes
I know you would be wondering – What are Smart Scenes?
With a smart scene, you can actually set your home security and automation devices to perform certain daily functions for you automatically. Therefore, it will give you complete peace of mind!
For example, – When you are out of your home for a Vacation, you can create a Smart scene in which the outdoor lights are automatically turned on at night. And, they are automatically turned off during the day time. It can also automatically switch on the light of your living room and bedroom for several hours before bedtime. This will give the impression that someone is living in the house, whereas you would be enjoying your vacation in complete bliss, knowing your home is absolutely safe!
Be sure to look for a home security solution with the above features, so that you can avoid the mistakes that some people do. It is always considered beneficial to use a locally owned company to handle the service. So, make sure you look for such a company in your area!