Don’t Settle for Anything Less Than a Wireless Home Security System
People often look for home security systems after a traumatizing event such as after they’ve been robbed. This is unfortunate because home security is about much more than just protecting yourself against burglars. These 13 reasons lay out exactly why you should consider a wireless home security system before its too late. Prevention is the best solution to securing your family, house, pets, photos, and family heirlooms.
1. Wireless is the ONLY security system you should consider.
Wired security systems leave your home vulnerable to a variety of burglar tricks or environmental changes. The truth is that there are too many great wireless options out there, like Vivint, that considering a wired system is almost as bad as not considering home security at all. Wired security systems are outdated, unappealing to the eye, and can leave your home vulnerable in too many ways.
2. Receive mobile phone alerts.
No matter where you are, you’ll be able to receive notifications on your cell phone about activity in your home.
3. Security is about more than burglars – fire response matters even more.
Keeping your home and family safe means protecting them about the devastating damage a fire, flood, or hard freeze could cause. Fire alarms, flood sensors, and freeze sensors can alert you to dangerous conditions before things take a turn for the worse. Quick response is an influential factor in the destruction a fire could cause. If your home is in a flood zone, your flood sensors could alert you to rising water before the weather channel.
4. Know when you’ve accidentally left a door unlocked.
Smart door locks will send you a notification if a door is left unlocked and the system is armed. From there, you can even lock your doors from your cell phone with the right system installed. Considering that most burglars enter through an unlocked door, this is an important factor in protecting your home.
5. Your home won’t be left vulnerable during a power outage.
During a power outage, burglars get the idea that homes are all of a sudden more easy to break into. Many homes are connected with wires that rely on power to function and protect the home. A power outage leaves wired homes vulnerable to attack. However, a wireless security system will not even flinch if the power goes out. You’ll still be able to do everything you could when there was power.
6. Who wouldn’t want a discount on home insurance?
A connected wireless home security system means someone is monitoring your home 24/7. Even if you are not around your phone to receive notifications, a monitoring center will be able to act on your behalf to get emergency personnel there in case of a robbery, fire, or flood. Your home insurance appreciates this! On average, home insurance companies give a 20% discount for customers who install a monitored home security system.
7. Relax while you’re on vacation.
Whether you don’t expect anyone to come over while you’re away or you want to make sure the pet sitter comes by when they said they would, you can watch what happens and get notifications of activity right from your phone – from anywhere in the world. This provides peace of mind while you’re miles away on vacation.
8. It’s easy to integrate home automation features.
Wireless home security and home automation go hand-in-hand. Wireless technology applies to security as well as automation so there is no reason they can’t be combined into one system. Vivint takes full advantage of this fact and offers customers the ability to control not only their sensors and other security devices, but also remote controlled door locks, lighting, and small appliances.
9. No more annoying low-battery beeping in the middle of the night.
With a Vivint wireless home security system, low battery notifications for fire alarms or sensors pop up on the SkyControl Panel. You will never be woken up in the middle of the night by annoying beeps from your alarm. Cheers to that!
10. Burglars cannot cut the cord.
Before wireless security systems, burglars could easily deactivate an alarm system by cutting its’ cord. Wireless systems remove that vulnerability and secure your home through a cellular connection. The cellular connection also ensures that if the power goes out or there is terrible weather outside, your home will still be able to reach out to the monitoring center in case of an emergency.
11. Wireless also means child-proof and pet-proof!
Children and pets are known for getting into things that could cause them harm – like wires. A wireless system ensures your loved ones, two or four-legged, don’t put themselves in harm way by pulling or chewing on wires. Electric shock from touching wires can cause burns which are extremely painful.
12. If you are robbed, you have crystal clear proof.
You insurance company will not be able to deny your claims and the police will have HD video of the thief. When dealing with insurance claims, it is difficult to prove that something was stolen actually used to belong to you. Video proof of the theft makes it impossible for your insurance to back out of providing proper coverage for your home and your belongings.
13. Keep an eye on kids – and their babysitters.
Wireless security cameras can be placed anywhere in your home. To save energy, the cameras do not record 24/7, but they will turn on once a motion sensor detects activity. Vivint’s HD video cameras can be used to check in on what is happening in your home to make sure the kids are working on their homework and the babysitter is actually watching the kids.
Vivint Wireless Security System
Vivint provides home security and automation solutions to homeowners. The benefits to using Vivint, in addition to those listed above, include having an award-winning monitoring center a few seconds away. Vivint’s monitoring center is staffed with employees – not outsourced to another agency or contractors – and they have the fastest response times in the industry. As a Vivint customer, you are a part of a community that cares about your safety. Contact us today to get a no-commitment, FREE quote for your home and needs.