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    Protect Your Home with High Tech Security Upgrades

    Protect Your Home with High Tech Security Upgrades

    August 21, 2018

    Protect Your Home with High Tech Security Upgrades

    When it comes to keeping your home safe from burglary or trespassing, sometimes simply
    locking the doors is not enough. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of high tech security
    equipment on the market to protect your home from package theft, break-ins, and dangerous
    intruders.

    At 24/7 Electric, we care about the safety and security of our customers’ homes. If you need
    any new pieces of technology installed, give us a call and let us know how we can help. Here are
    some home security upgrades we recommend.

    Window and Door Alarms

    As technology has advanced, the number of options for home security systems has expanded
    tenfold. Depending on your budget and needs, you can install everything from basic batteryoperated window and door alarms, to complex systems wired to automatically call the local
    police, to smart home systems that notify your cell phone when windows or doors are opened.

    Sometimes a loud alarm will serve as a deterrent to criminals who are trying to break in quickly
    and stealthily. If the break-in takes place while you are home, it will alert your family to the
    situation immediately. Even if your whole family is out of the house, it will alert your neighbors
    and hopefully stop criminals in their tracks for fear of being caught.

    For advanced home security systems, the ability to customize your smart phone notification
    settings can have multiple advantages. Make sure young children or elderly inhabitants of your
    home don’t explore outside when they aren’t supposed to by setting up you phone to receive a
    notification every time a window or door is opened.

    Smart Locks

    Having extra locks on your doors can slow criminals down, but having smart locks can stop
    them completely (or make sure the police catch up to them in time). You can customize the
    settings in your smart phone so that the door opens automatically when your phone is a few
    feet away for the sake of convenience, you can program the settings in advance to give family
    members or pet sitters temporary access, and you can receive alerts to your phone
    automatically if your door lock is broken or forced open. This gives you the opportunity to alert
    the authorities if you suspect someone has entered your home without your permission. If you
    choose to install security cameras along with your smart locks, you can easily monitor and
    verify who is entering your home.

    Smart Outlets and Appliances

    Rather than only sounding the alarm when a criminal attempts to break in to your house, you
    can trick them into never breaking in at all. By programming your lights and TV to turn onperiodically while you are out of the house, you can create the illusion that someone is home.
    Since burglars typically strike when the house is empty, it might deter them from breaking in.

    Motion Detector Security Lights

    If a criminal begins trespassing on your property, motion detector lights might stop him in his
    tracks. Without the cover of darkness, someone is more likely to notice an unfamiliar presence
    lingering outside your home. A professional electrician can recommend the correct number and
    placement of these lights to best protect your home from intrusion and calibrate the motion
    sensing feature perfectly.