When most people think of home security systems, they may immediately think of outdated systems which required a lot of time, money and hassle in order to set up and properly use. Some people may even be put off from purchasing a system for just that reason. It's important that homeowners know just how far the home security business has come.
Technology's Great Strides
Thanks to improvements in technology and an understanding of just what today's homeowner needs out of a security system, the creators behind such systems allow for tremendous flexibility, personalization and the sort of monitoring that wasn't even considered possible in the "good old days" of home security.
It's one thing to know that your security system is working, that should the worst happen while you're on vacation you'll be alerted by the security company. It's another to be able to look in on your home via your computer or mobile device. Now you'll know for sure just how long the kids spent on homework after coming home from school! You can even receive text alerts to update you on your system's status. That's the sort of peace of mind that you can't put a price tag on.
Today's systems also allow for savings in that they allow homeowners to control heating, air conditioning and even lights, all from their computer or smart phone.
The best part of these new systems is the ease with which even a novice can purchase and install one.
Gone are the days of scheduling a technician to come out and set up your system, then blocking off an entire part of your day in order to wait for them and hoping that they'd (a) arrive on time and (b) be timely in their work. Gone too are sometimes exorbitant service fees wrapped up in such tired old business models. Nowadays, companies such as FrontPoint, Protect America and SimpliSafe have not only leveled the playing field - they've moved the game to a whole new stadium.
Thanks to the changing times, installing a home security system is practically child's play. What makes this possible is new wireless technology. In just a few steps, your sense of security will dramatically increase.
- Open the box
- Plug in the control panel/place main sensor in designated spot
- Place sensors throughout the home, ie near the front door, back door, garage, windows, etc.
- Call the service provider in order to activate the system
It's just that simple. In fact, FrontPoint provides free shipping to your front door. What more can you ask for?
Now that you've been brought up to speed, just what are you waiting for? There's no excuse in this day and age to go without a security system, and the peace of mind you so richly deserve.