Too many homeowners have the mentality of set-it-and-forget-it when it comes to home security. Technology is changing all the time and often becomes outdated in just a few years.
Your home security system has the ability to protect your home and save lives. Did you know that a robbery happened every 1.6 seconds in the United States, according to Crime Clock? The right home security system has the ability to protect you from a break in, and more.
However, if your security system is outdated, criminals may know exactly how to bypass your system. A homeowner thinking they are safe because they have a security system is one of the most dangerous things, if criminals know how to bypass the system.
As technology advances, so do the criminals. Sometimes, it can feel likely they are a step ahead of you if you haven’t upgraded your security system recently. Here are some of the main reasons you should consider upgrading your home security system as soon as possible.
It Has Been More than 5 Years Since You Last Updated
So much can change in just one year, let alone five years. If you haven’t upgraded your home security system in the past five years, it’s time to get the latest and greatest technology.
Whether you just want the protection a security system offers or you’re ready to integrate automated solutions, there are so many options to consider. You can automate so many things from the lights to the locks to the thermostats, and that’s just one area where technology has advanced over the past five years.
You Don’t have Fire Protection
Are you still working with cheap store-bought smoke detectors? Smoke detectors are fine, but they don’t have the ability to save your home or your family during a fire. With a fully integrated home security system, your smoke detectors will actually call an emergency response team for you. Seven people die due to home fires in the USA every day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Without proper fire protection, you might become a statistic. Call AC Daughtry at 973-335-3931 to discuss your fire protection options.
You Still Depend on a Landline for Your Security System
Maybe you had a sophisticated security system installed years ago and it’s still working with a landline phone. This is an outdated system criminals have learned to bypass as they can easily cut the landline. Even systems that can detect this are not nearly as reliable as newer home security systems.
More and more home security call centers are switching to Android and IOS systems. You don’t want to end up in an emergency situation only to find out your outdated technology didn’t protect your home or your family.
You’re Going on Vacation Soon
Today’s technology lets you keep an eye on your home when you’re on vacation. If you have a vacation planned and you want better protection for your home, upgrading your home security system will give you the latest and greatest tools to watch your home while you’re away.
The right home security system will actually allow you to stream surveillance footage on your tablet or smartphone. You’ll receive alerts if any of the sensors are tripped and you’ll even have the ability to see who’s ringing your doorbell.
In addition, with the right smart home security system, you can turn lights on and off, unlock doors for those you know, or even lock doors if you forgot. You’ll be better protected and have far more control over your home than your past system allowed.
Better Security Cameras
If your current system includes surveillance cameras, it may be time to upgrade. Newer technology in this area allows cameras to withstand extreme temperatures, recognize faces and even see better at night. Artificial intelligence has made it possible to use cameras for so much more today than they used to be used for. We can explain your options, give us a call at 973-335-3931.
You Just Started Your Family
Maybe you just added the first new member to your family and you feel the need to protect your new baby better. If your home security system is outdated, you could be doing more harm than good. Upgrading to a more advanced system will help protect you, your new baby, and your home.
Your Current Provider is No Longer the Leader in the Industry
Sometimes, the provider for your security system doesn’t keep up with the changing technology or they simply don’t provide the best customer service. If you’re unhappy with the current provider you have, it’s time to upgrade to a better system and a better provider.
The last thing you want to do is stick with a security company providing less than adequate service. In the event of an emergency, you want the right team on your side to ensure your family is protected.
There are several great reasons for upgrading your home security system. Whether it has just been a very long time or you want to add new features, having a professional home security expert check out your current system and make recommendations is always a good idea. AC Daughtry can help, contact us online or call 973-335-3931.