I first got interested in home security systems when I invested in a new front door.
I spent a great deal of money on an extremely fancy and energy efficient door for my home.
I was hoping to enhance curb appeal and prevent drafts. The door needed a handle and lock set. My research led to smart locks that operate through an app on the phone. I then discovered that automated door locks can be part of a whole-home security system. Modern systems are wireless and require no messy installation project. Features such as glass breakage sensors, moisture sensors and surveillance cameras are very compact, streamlined and blend nicely with the decor. I also learned that investing into the security system would provide savings on my homeowner’s insurance. I contacted a local company to customize different features. I liked the idea of incorporating a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and flood detector into the system. It’s very helpful that I can adjust the thermostat setting, turn lights on and off and lock or unlock the door by way of my smartphone from wherever I happen to be. I can check live video footage to see who is standing on the front porch and watch for package deliveries. Plus the property is more secure. We have motion activated lights that illuminate the driveway and porch. When I arrive home from work, I feel much more confident entering the house. I know that if anyone opened any of the doors or windows, the alarm would sound and I’d get an alert.