Buying Smart Home Security? Look for These Features

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This is a great time of year to shop for a smart home security system, but not all systems are the same. Here’s what to look for when shopping for yours.

Practical Protection

Smart home security systems have all kinds of impressive abilities, like automating many of your home’s features. However, it’s important to remember that they serve a far more practical purpose: to protect your family. In the event of a true emergency, you want a system that can alert the central station in seconds.

For instance, a break-in attempt. If the unthinkable happens, a smart home security system will alert the central station wirelessly, via a dedicated connection that can’t be disabled from the outside. The operators would then dispatch help to your home.

And if there’s ever a fire, your smart home system can proactively protect your family in that event as well. Unlike standard smoke detectors, smart smoke detectors will signal the monitoring center so they can alert the fire department. Meanwhile, the smart thermostat will shut off the HVAC system, stopping the fumes from circulating. This is security that helps your family sleep better all winter long.


A traditional home security system might alert the monitoring center in an emergency, but that’s only if you have it armed – and arming a traditional system can be difficult. What if you walk into the house with your hands full and need to drop everything before you can even think to arm the system? By the time they’re done putting everything away, many homeowners have already forgotten to arm the system.

But with a smart home security system, you can control your home’s security from anywhere. Use your phone to disarm the system as you pull in to the driveway, then repeat the same simple tap to arm it again after you put the groceries down. It’s far more user-friendly than the traditional system you had before.

Standby Support Available

Whether you purchase all your smart home accessories at once or add them on one at a time, you’ll need the support to make them all work: from installation to configuration to integration, and that’s all in addition to monitoring. The only way to get this support is by purchasing the equipment from a professional security integrator. We can do all of this, plus get the smart home app up and running. To get the most out of your smart home security system, this is the only way to go.

If you’re shopping for smart home equipment, we can help you choose a user-friendly system that proactively protects your family, and provide the standby support you need to make it work for you. To request a complimentary consultation to get started with smart home security, homeowners can call GuardMe Security.

Call the GuardMe Security Team Today

For information on upgrading to smart home security, homeowners can contact GuardMe to request a no-obligation consultation.

Craig Metzger
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