When we think of security, we think of protecting what is inside the home; our family, our pets, our irreplaceable and cherished belongings. Did you know protecting these items start from the outside? Premium outdoor security systems are vital elements to your home security protection. From security cameras, access systems, and camera-enabled doorbells, we make sure every corner is protected to ensure top-of-the-line home security. Let’s look at a few options for you, your family, and your home.
Outdoor Security Cameras:
There are so many outdoor security cameras on the market it is almost impossible to choose the right one. When you start the search for security cameras, it is helpful to enlist the help from experts that know the industry and the best options for you, because honestly, not every camera is built the same. Let’s look at three different types of outdoor security cameras.
The dummy… literally.
Yes, having a dummy camera might be helpful in deterring the less-determined burglar from trespassing on your property and entering your home. A dummy camera is a fake camera placed in obvious spots around the home. This is well and good until they enter anyway and you have no evidential footage of the burglary. We do not recommend this method of home protection, no matter how “real” it looks.
Wireless Outdoor Security Cameras
A wireless security camera is amongst one of the most versatile in terms of where they can be placed outside the home. Since the wireless camera does not have limitations due to wiring or access of power, they are very easy to install and can find a home in some of the least suspecting places. More covert than many security cameras, wireless outdoor systems are easy to relocate should you not have the premium angle on your home. With wireless security camera systems you get the best of both worlds; versatility and freedom of placement and high quality, reliable image.
Wired Security Cameras
The name says it all. A wired security camera must be installed where the necessary wires can meet with the outlets. Wired systems are traditionally easily sought out quicker by potential burglars. Wired cameras are more of a permanent feature that needs definite planning when choosing placement, whereas wireless cameras are easier to install. We recommend that you enlist the assistance of a professional before installing them yourself. Despite the drawback from wired placement, these types of cameras tend to be more stable and reliable as they operate on an uninterrupted power supply.
Not every customer needs the same camera. When we take our customers through their free security consultation (link to contact), we cover the various models we use and provide customized options to choose from. Now, onto the cool stuff.
Home Automation Systems
The powerful five-inch device you are likely reading this post from holds the awesome capability of controlling your home from one application. With ASI Connect, you can monitor your home and receive real-time alerts from connected devices in your personalized home security system. Let’s look at some options to better control your outdoor security.
You may have seen these in the store. Though they are not highly adapted to the common household, smart locks provide the best piece of mind. Think about how many times you have left the door unlocked, but were in such a rush you couldn’t turn back. Or even worse, the feeling you might have left it unlocked. The sneaking suspicion is enough to ruin just about any good day. Fret no more with automated locks that you can control with the click of a button.
Having a package delivered to your house while you’re away? You can now use the power of camera-enabled doorbell cameras to monitor, alert, and provide directions to the delivery company when they hit your doorstep. Doorbell cameras are growing in popularity due to their dual-purpose nature and ease of use.
Garage Door Openers
Just like the door lock scenario, leaving a garage door open is a good indicator that you are away and makes your home more vulnerable to break-ins and theft. Our app controlled overhead garage door systems make it easy for you to control you home from your phone.
One of the easiest ways to deter a trespasser is with lighting. WIFI-enabled smart lights can be set to trigger at the hint of motion. With the use of smart flood lights, you can enter your home in the safety of a well-lit walkway and save on energy cost rather than leaving the light on throughout the night.
All of these options are great to get you started, but make sure you know what you are buying into. We believe in transparency and trust. Our highly customized home security and automation systems, powered by alarm.com, have less than a 1% false alarm rate, so you know when to worry and when to live easy. Let’s get started today.