How safe is your home? While we like to think that our home is our sanctuary, remaining lax about your home security measures is one of the biggest factors that can result in a break-in. It’s a fact: homes without a security system have a 300% or more likelihood of getting broken into.
More and more homeowners are turning to smart home security to protect their valuables and loved ones. Over the next five years, residential automation and smart home systems will increase by a whopping 64%. Smart home security is no longer a “nice to have” feature, it has become a staple for homeowners.
So, are smart home security systems effective at keeping your home safe? Continue reading to learn the latest facts on home burglary and how smart home automation can combat these issues.
Window and Door Sensors Protect your Home
Did you know that 30% of burglars enter your home through an unlocked door or window? This means that every home has the potential for a break-in and may become victim to this crime of opportunity. Fortunately, professionally installed smart home security has the sensory technology to ensure your safety. Every window in your home (or your desired preference) will be protected through a sensor. This gives many homeowners great peace of mind that their home and families are fully protected whether it’s during the night or when you are away from home.
Smart Automation Wards Off Trouble
With 65% of home burglaries occurring between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., when most people are not home, it’s critical to have eyes watching your home. This is why smart home security systems are effective at deterring potential break-ins. Smart tech features like automated TVs, lights and audio make it “appear” as if someone is always home. With smart home automation, homeowners can program televisions, lights and audio to turn on/off at customized times. You can even set timers so it’s different every day, ensuring potential burglars will not pick up on any pattern. Think of this automation as creating an at-home ambiance that also wards off burglars.
Front Door Security You Can Rely On
Burglars can be bold: 34% of burglars enter through the front door of your home, which why smart locks are a feature that homeowners enjoy. In addition, with a state-of-the-art security system, you can forget about using keys to access your home. Instead, touch screen or push-button locks are installed so you can control them from any internet-enabled device, including your smartphone.
Smart locks are touch screen or push button, which means homeowners can control them right from their devices or keypad. Homeowners can arm the alarm system from their phone and receive a text alert when someone is at the front door. Then they can choose to let them in or alert the authorities if necessary.
Security Systems Deter Burglars
Did you know that simply having a security system visible can help prevent burglaries? In addition, just the sound of an alarm going off can cause a scare and stop the burglary before it even happened. In the event that a window or door has been accessed, a burglar alarm goes with a warning siren playing over the intercom in your home. This just may be enough to stop the burglars dead in their tracks.
Smart Home Systems are Professionally Installed
The benefits of smart home security are endless. It is reported that 54% of home security system owners are unsure of how to operate their system. The good news is, is that when you work with a reputable partner, you’ll receive a professionally installed system that is right for your needs. In addition, you’ll have a trusted partner you can rely on for technical support.
Another benefit of hiring a professional versus undertaking the DIY-approach is for aesthetic purposes. A professional can conceal all of your security cameras (or not, depending on what they are used for) and create a system that is seamless to the rest of your home and matches its interior and/or exterior.
With the highest number of break-ins occurring in the summer months of July and August, now is a good time to have your home evaluated for a professional security system plan.
At Lifetronic Systems, we create a custom plan that is right for you and your family. After understanding your home security goals during your free consultation, we create a custom home plan and budget specifically designed for your needs. If you’re ready to learn more about professional security and surveillance systems, contact us here.