With statistics like one in every thirty-six homes will be burglarized in the United States, you should probably think about getting a home security system. If you already have one, there are a lot of ways that you can beef it up. With technology changing like it always does, everything changes to keep up with it. Home security is no exception. The technology that is available in 2014 is really extraordinary when you think about what alarms were just ten years ago.
Of course everything is wireless. When was the last time you saw a phone that had a cord attached to it? Texas Home Security from ADT claims that a wireless system and is quicker and easier to install when compared to an older wired model. There is less drilling done to your wall and plaster. And although it might not seem as reliable as a wired system, wireless systems are actually more resistant to burglaries because burglars have no wires to cut in order to turn off the system.
Of course with cell phones being the most used items in our daily life, you can obviously control your alarm system through apps on your cell phone. You can turn your alarm on and off with your cell phone, but you can also access live and saved footage from your surveillance cameras. This can give you peace of mind when you are at work or away on vacation. You might even be able to use it as a baby monitor. Most alarm systems can also be activated and controlled by a laptop or tablet when you are at work or on the go.
With the house flipping market on the rise again, of course having an alarm system will add value and even appeal to a new house on the market. But having an alarm system that is sleek and touch screen will give the house a cool factor that may seal the deal. That’s right touch screen. These new touch screen interfaces allow for easier use and control of the home security system and even lend themselves to customization. And with technology becoming more and more mainstream these new touch screen prices cost relatively the same amount as the older keyboard models.
This is one of the cooler although simple of the new features. Alarm systems can now send you texts, emails or notifications through an app of what is going on at your home or business. You can set your notifications to a number of different time periods or updates such as the alarm turning on and of or which code was used to open a door. These are helpful if you have a business in which multiple people know the alarm code or to keep up with your children entering and exiting the house.
Another awesome feature that more and more companies are beginning to catch on to is the energy management feature. From an app on your phone or tablet, you can do a number of things like turn on and off lights, adjust the thermostat, turn off running water or appliances. You can even lock doors that you might have forgotten to lock when you rushed out of the house.
If you are one of those old fashioned people that are not into new technology, most companies still offer the plain Jane models that have wires and a number pad.
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