If you’re shopping for smart home security this Christmas, make sure you’re intelligent about the essentials you need as you evaluate security products to buy. There are certain security features necessary to protect your home and family.

It Shouldn’t Be Too Difficult to Use

Older traditional security systems are often difficult to use and not user-friendly. People forget the alarm code generating false alarms where the police show up. It’s a waste of time for everyone. They aren’t easy to disarm with an arm full of shopping bags. If you forget to turn the security system on when you leave home, it won’t notify you and your house will not be secured all day.

A smart home security system is much more intuitive and easier to use. You can control your household from virtually anywhere. You always know what’s going on at home. Set up alerts for the things you want to monitor. When you forget to set the alarm or shut your garage door, you’ll get an alert on your smartphone. You can arm the alarm or shut the garage wherever you are using the alert or app on your phone.  Set the thermostat to change the temperature at certain times of day or adjust it using your smartphone.  A smart home security system helps you secure your home like never before and makes life a little easier overall.

Proactive Protection

You want your security system working for you 24/7, proactively looking for possible security events. With 24/7 monitoring, someone always knows what’s going on even if you’re not there. If there is an emergency, the central monitoring center receives an alert, and they’ll notify fire, rescue, or police if necessary. You’ll receive a notification as well. The alarm system sends the alert by cellular signal and the line can’t be disabled. With a cellular signal, there’s no line to cut as opposed to traditional systems with phone lines.

Smart security has your back in case of a fire as well. Smart smoke detectors don’t just emit an audible alert in the house so you can get to safety, they notify the central monitoring station which alerts fire and rescue. At the same time, the smart thermostat turns off the HVAC system preventing the fumes from circulating throughout the house before your family can get out.

These are two primary features and benefits of intelligent home security that you need to think about when purchasing a smart home security system. This information will help you make an intelligent choice when purchasing your first security system this holiday season. A simple, proactive security solution allows for scalability and will keep your family safe for years to come.

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