Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Security System
If you are a homeowner you’ll understand how important home security is. When you first buy a house, or first move in, you’ll have taken a serious look at the home security requirements of the property. This includes the various access points and potential entry points for burglars, the areas that require light at night, whether home security cameras are required, stronger window and door locks, or an overall home security system that is thorough and effective. All of these considerations must, of course, be taken alongside your budget.
Once you have installed a home security system you might not think about it again for a few years, but it is an aspect of your home life that is worth reviewing at regular intervals (maybe annually to be most effective). There are several reasons why you should not only review your home security processes and equipment at regular intervals, but that you should also look to upgrade your home security systems in order for them to be as effective as possible against the threat of criminal activity and potential burglary of your property.
Let’s look at a few of the reasons why you should be thinking about upgrading your home security system.
The first is to take a look at your current home security setup and to think like a burglar. Simply speaking, a burglar is more likely to attempt to enter a home that has an old home alarm and security system, than a home that has clearly invested in new technology. Older home alarm systems will have been on the market for a few years, and burglars will have had time to work out how they work, and how to get past them a lot easier than a brand new, top of the range home alarm system.
Another problem with older technologies is that many of the alarm systems were designed and installed using landlines and 2G-phone technology. This means that there is a danger that they do not work as effectively as they once would, especially those using 2G, which is to be phased out over time. Many modern alarm systems work on both 3G and 4G technologies. There may be the greater initial cost of installation of a brand new home alarm system, but it will work more effectively, and negate the need for a landline in the process.
With old technology comes a chance that there are areas of your home that are not as connected and protected as you would wish. By upgrading to new home alarm technology you can ensure that all areas of your home are covered and protected from a potential break-in.
The other beauty of new technology is that you can install a home security system that is interconnected with all aspects of your home with ease. Not only that, but you can keep track on the security of your home from any location, using an app on your smartphone that can track the heating and lighting processes at home, security feeds and other aspects of the alarm system.