Options for Monitoring a Home Security System

Technology has made home automation and security systems more robust than ever. From smart home integration to 24/7 access and monitoring, your professional home security system can provide a lot of peace of mind.

There are many options for monitoring your home security system. Here are some of the most popular options on the market:

  • Smart hubs: Professional home security systems often use smart hubs to monitor your home. They use a number of different technologies (wi-fi, RF, Z-Wave and more) to connect to all your home’s smart components. When a problem is detected, an agent will usually contact you before they contact the authorities, giving you both automated and human protection.
  • Security cameras: Security cameras are a perennial favorite. First, their mere presence may deter would-be thieves from breaking into your home. Second, video evidence can be very helpful if a burglar does manage to get inside your house.
  • Video doorbells: Video doorbells are usually motion-activated. They capture both audio and video and can even allow you to talk to the person at the door, even if you’re not at home.
  • Smart locks: Unlock or lock each door in your home with smart locks. Your smart hub can notify you if someone enters your property when they shouldn’t.
  • Smoke and gas alarms: Criminals aren’t the only thing your home security system can ward off. When smoke or natural gas is detected, you’ll be alerted immediately.
  • Water intrusion alarms: If flooding is a concern, a water intrusion alarm guarantees you’ll be notified as soon as a problem is detected.
  • Door and window sensors: In addition to smart locks, you can install door and window sensors. These will alert you—whether you’re at home or not—if someone tries to enter your home without permission.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms: Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, making it impossible for humans to detect on their own. A smart carbon monoxide alarm will alert you of deadly leaks.
  • Glass break detectors: If someone tries to break a window to get into your home, these detectors will immediately alert you and your security company.
  • Smart thermostats: While smart thermostats aren’t necessarily a security component, they can bring you additional peace of mind. You can control temperature and settings from your smart hub and rest assured that you’re not racking up a massive utility bill while you’re out of the house.
  • Garage door opener: Finally, consider a garage door opener and alarm. Not only can you operate your garage door remotely, but it will let you know if someone unexpectedly opens the door.

Home automation and security are an unbeatable combination. If you’re interested in installing a professional home security system, look no further than Western Systems, Inc. We provide security system service, installation and sales.

Whatever your home security needs, we’re confident that we have the right system for you. Call us today to learn more about our selection and to get a quote.