Is it time to upgrade?
Have you completed your new year checklist, was sorting your home or business security one of them? With uncertain times and burglaries on the rise it’s now more than ever a crucial time to keep your home security system updated. You can add or replace your existing security system or change outdated equipment.
Are you unsure if you should have a new security system installed? or to have certain components replaced? Take note of these points and see what you can do to improve your security.
Making the switch to Wireless.
Many Older versions of security systems are typically hardwired. A hardwired system is one that connects the alarm keypad, sensors, detectors, and other devices through physical wires. The wiring is installed behind walls, ceilings, and floors.
Did you know a Hardwired system is one of the most vulnerable to security breaches? An intruder can simply cut one of the wires to disable the entire home security system. Another issue with hardwired systems is that some wiring can become compromised with age such as having breaks or bends in the wiring that may affect performance, we have also come across pest issues with rodents chewing through cables etc.
It isn’t a major issue changing a hardwired system over to wireless (the bones for the system are already in place) For example contacts that are hardwired can easily be changed to a wireless contact If the system will allow it, the great option about wireless is it controls security devices via wireless connection. It adds a layer of protection to your existing hardwired system.
Refreshing your CCTV system.
Is your CCTV system quality distorted and not as clear as you would like? It is time to update your devices? An outdated camera that feeds blurred images is as good as not having one installed because if you can’t see an intruder or event that occurred what’s the point in having the system?
Is it time to switch you 720p security camera to a 1080p device? Like alarms cameras have come a long way in recent years with abilities such as digital zoom capability, motion detection with four zones, and night vision and also the ability to view your system from your smartphone or smart device from wherever and whenever you like, with the system alerting you when movement is detected.
The security industry is growing year to year and the abilities your system can perform are growing with that, does your system have smart device capability? Do you need better home protection? Remember that criminals are getting smarter and well-equipped with the availability of advanced technology. The plus points to a smart enabled security system allows you to receive alerts on your smartphone, tablet or laptop remotely. You can also set and unset your system from anywhere in the world and even view live feeds from your camera via a web browser or smart phone with many systems now.
Manual to automatic updates
Similar with any system run by a program, your security system software must be updated as often as necessary. It is time to change your home security if it does not provide for automatic software or firmware upgrades. Doing manual updates can be troublesome and expensive. Automatic updates apply patches to the system to fix bugs right away, making sure that your security system is always protected against vulnerabilities.
Transition to home automation
Home automation is the future of home security. It is boosts security, saves energy, and increases your level of comfort and convenience. Home automation literally puts the control of your security system and appliances into your hands. It links your devices to a central system that you can access from a remote point such as a smartphone app. You can turn on the lights on your porch when you are away ward off intruders or adjust the thermostat as you prepare to head on home by automating your home Its not only adding a layer of protection its also helping to reduce energy consumption. It also enhances comfort and convenience in your home.
2019 is the time to upgrade to home automation, You do not need to change your entire system right away. You can update devices one at a time.
Remember that Homes without security systems are three times more likely to be attacked than those with an installed system. If your looking to upgrade or discuss your security options please give us a call and we will happily discuss your options.