September 11, 2020
It’s no secret that homes without a security system are more vulnerable to crime. In fact, homes without a security system in place are 300% more likely to become the target of burglars, which is why many homeowners choose to install security systems. Most modern security systems also allow you to control the system via your smart phone and they run on the cell phone networks.
Nationwide each year, there are more than 7.5 million property crimes reported, with more than 2.5 million burglaries resulting in billions of dollars in damage and losses.
Integrating your home security system with your smartphone allows you to monitor and keep track of your home and property at all times, even when you are traveling or on-the-go. Some of the popular benefits included with home security systems that work with smartphones are:
Receive immediate alerts and push notifications whenever your security cameras detect visitors, or your alarm has been set off
Access your home security cameras from anywhere in the world using an Android or iOS-based smartphone
Automatic organization of media, along with any video clips that have been recorded using your home security system
Automatically store recorded audio and video clips to the cloud for easy access when you need them
Installing your own home security system to work in conjunction with your cell phone is possible by building an individual home security setup, or by choosing a provider that also offers smartphone features. Before choosing a DIY home security system that you monitor on your own, it is important to consider some of the drawbacks:
You are responsible for properly installing and wiring all security equipment you want throughout your home and its exterior
It is your responsibility to develop a system to record and store both audio and video that has been captured using your home security system in order to show police or to file a police report against a burglar or vandal who has damaged your property
If the system is not monitored, when an alarm is triggered you are responsible for calling the local authorities to report a crime or another incident such as a fire
DIY systems can be limited in the features they offer, which can feel underwhelming when you are interested in a more robust and complex security system
Choosing a monitored home security provider that offers the ability to integrate cell phones is extremely popular. With a monitored home security solution, you have trusted protection there when you need it most, and they will dispatch the proper first responders in an emergency. Monitored home security companies are able to send help, even if you are not currently in your home.
Brinks Home™ offers 24/7 monitored protection to keep you and your family safe and out of harm’s way. With Brinks Home, choose from existing plans that include equipment, or build your own security system with individual security cameras and accessories.
Looking to get started with a home security system? Contact Brinks Home to learn more about our current plans, equipment, and how you can receive your free quote today.
Krista Bruton is a DFW-based writer who covers smart home security and consumer protection.
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