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How a Smart Home Security System is Perfect for the Holidays

Explore 3 of the Best Features for Keeping Your Property Safe this Season

How a Smart Home Security System is Perfect for the Holidays

We’re now well into November, and that means it’s time to prepare for the holidays here in Northeast Indiana.

Sure, it’s the time of year for celebration, but it also can mean you are leaving your property vulnerable; whether you’re expecting the arrival of packages or you will be leaving town for the holidays. So, what can you do to keep your house and your family safe?

Whether you already own a smart home security system or you are considering investing in one at your house in the Fort Wayne area, several features you can add to your setup are designed to keep your property secure over the holidays.

In this blog, we’ll explore three of the best smart home security features that can allow you to enjoy greater peace of mind over the next couple of months.

 

SEE ALSO: HOW TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR HOME WHILE YOU’RE TRAVELING

 

1) Smart Home Surveillance

With today’s modern home surveillance solutions, you can go far beyond just logging into your smartphone and viewing live security camera footage from throughout your property.

With a smart video doorbell and lock solution, you can easily keep track of arrivals at your property and even remotely provide access to your property when necessary.

For example, perhaps a UPS package has arrived at your house. Through smart motion sensors linked to your video doorbell, you can receive an instant push notification on your smartphone so you can view live camera footage. When the carrier calls you through the doorbell, you not only can communicate with them remotely but also can unlock the door for them to leave the package inside the house.

Perhaps you miss that call, however, and the carrier leaves the package on the front door. That same motion-sensing technology also can illuminate the lights on your front porch and send an automated push alert so you can catch potential thieves in the act.

By pairing your video doorbell with exterior home security cameras, you also can keep an eye on every corner of your property. Whether you’re upstairs in bed or you’re visiting relatives in a different state for the holidays, you not only can view your cameras remotely but you also can pan, tilt and zoom to ensure every corner of your property is covered.

Additionally, you also can access any previously recorded footage if anything ever goes wrong back home.

 

2) Smart Alarm Notifications

Push notifications for smart home security systems aren’t only for motion detection from video doorbells.

They also can automatically be sent to you during life-threatening situations.

With smart alarm notifications built-into or added to your security system, you can instantly be alerted to a variety of potentially hazardous events throughout your property – whether you’re at home or away.

For example, you can receive a push alert on your smartphone or an email the moment a door opens or a window breaks while your alarm system is armed. You can then follow up that alert with live camera footage, allowing you to quickly notify the authorities if necessary. If you’re out of town for the holidays, this can be especially helpful in thwarting intrusions while you are away.

Additionally, you also can receive alerts for alarm triggers including smoke, carbon monoxide, water leaks and more. With the ability to stay connected to your Fort Wayne-area property at all times, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll be notified the moment anything goes wrong back at home.

 

SEE ALSO: HOW YOUR HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM CAN SAVE YOU ENERGY THIS WINTER

 

3) Remote Access to Secure Your Property

One final feature of a smart home security system that can be especially helpful over the holiday season is the fact that you can control your setup from anywhere in the world you might be – as long as you have an internet connection.

No longer do you need to worry about whether you armed the alarm system or closed the garage door as you rushed out of the house to get to the airport on time.

With remote access, all you need to do is log onto your security system’s control application on your smartphone or tablet. From wherever you might be, you can arm your alarm system, close the garage door and even lock doors throughout your house.

Of course, your home security system might need some upgrades to ensure all of that is possible. Our local team at Innovative Concepts AV is here to help you and your family.

If you are interested in any of the above solutions in time for this holiday season, we encourage you to reach out to our team today.

You can get in touch with us either by contacting us here or by chatting live with us below. We look forward to hearing from you!