A home security system is primarily designed to help secure your home and keep it safe from intruders and burglars. But newer systems also have many different features that serve many other purposes. If you have children, a newer home security system offers many benefits associated with helping you raise and keep your children safe. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider one of these security systems.
Newer Systems Can Prevent Children from Leaving the Home
One of the ways that a home security system can help you if you have kids is by helping to prevent children from leaving the house. Some home security systems have a feature on them that prevents anyone from entering or exiting once the feature has been deployed. This helps to ensure that once your children come home from school, they cannot have friends over or cannot leave the house to go hang out with friends.
Parents Can Monitor Video Footage from Their Smartphone
Another benefit with newer security systems is that most systems are wireless. This means parents can monitor video footage from their smartphones. If you are at work and your kids are at home, you may wonder what they are up to. Simply pull out your smartphone and look at the camera footage. It will show you exactly what your kids are up to, giving you peace of mind they are safe and sound. Another advantage to a wireless system is that security system wires can no longer be cut to disable the system, helping to ensure that the system is always functional.
Home Automation Allows You to Control Settings While Your Children are Home
Do your children leave every light on in the house? Do they leave the television on even when they are no longer watching? Newer home security systems allow you to shut off lights, electronics and control the thermostat using your smartphone. This can help you to decrease energy usage when your kids are home.
Motion Sensors Help to Detect Intruders Faster Than Ever Before
As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your family. When you install a security system, you can have security sensors installed that help to detect intruders before they even enter your home. This can give your family time to get out of the house, hide or alert authorities before they get in.
A Security System Alerts Dispatchers If Your Child Needs Immediate Help
The last reason to consider a security system if you have children is because security systems can help you or your child get immediate help if needed. Many systems have a button on them that allows medical, police or fire crews to be called with just a push of the button. Other systems allow you to enter a duress code if help is needed. Both of these options are faster than calling 911 and ensure help is on the way immediately.
A new security system can provide you with peace of mind as a parent. When you need a security system, Boyd & Associates can help install one with all of today’s newest technology. Call us today to schedule your installation appointment.