The Key Smart Home Features to Look for When Shopping for a Security System This Christmas

Smart Home Shopping

If you’re looking for a smart home security system for your house this Christmas, read this before you go shopping. Some basic smart home features are critical to protecting your family and home. Here are a few features to look for.

The Best Security System is Easy to Use

Traditional security systems can be difficult to operate like when you’re juggling an arm full of shopping bags, and you need to disarm it. If your house sitter or dog sitter forgets the code, there will be many false alarms that waste police resources. When you forget to set your alarm, the old school system won’t send you an alert.

Smart home security systems allow you to control your home from your smartphone no matter where you are if you have phone service. You can check in on the kids or the dog using the connected video cameras in your home. Set reminders and alerts for your security system, so you’re always aware of what’s going on with your home security. These security systems are flexible and dynamic providing the protection your home and family need.

It Proactively Protects You and Your Family

The best thing about smart home security is that it protects your family 24/7 by detecting possible threats before a crime or emergency arises. With 24/7 monitoring, someone watches your home even when your asleep or away. Your smart security system sends an alert to you and a monitoring station when it identifies possible threats. An operator at the monitoring center verifies if the threat is real and dispatches police, fire, or rescue if needed. All this sometimes occurs even before you look at the alert on your phone. It allows you to focus on helping your family while the alarm company calls authorities.

24/7 Technical Support

You may be tempted to by separate connected security components such as video cameras, a smart thermostat, and smart locks. But installing them and getting them all to work together may prove frustrating if not impossible. It’s much better to talk to a security integrator who can customize the right system for your home and family. They’ll install it in one day, and you’ll receive ongoing tech support whenever you need it.

Look for these key features when shopping for a smart home security system and make this the best Christmas ever by protecting your family in the new decade.

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GuardMe Security has corporate headquarters in Old Bridge, New Jersey, but serves residential and commercial clients coast to coast. Since 1997, GuardMe has been serving customers with custom integrated home security systems based on the individual needs of each client.

Craig Metzger
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