27 Mar Don’t Mess with a Smart Home
A complete security system works like a defensive dog, warning you not to come any closer by growling and baring its teeth. It’s good to have a system that will send warnings, as some intruders are deterred from even attempting a break-in by signs of an alarm. Smart home security systems are especially good at both sending these signs of danger and going on the offensive if these signs are ignored.
Nothing against dogs, but smart home security systems send the most effective signals not to mess with your house. If someone pushes their luck, the system will “bite” – immediately alerting you to the danger, sounding the alarm, and making sure the police are called. Your home may not have natural defenses, but a customized smart system fills in those gaps.
The First Sign (Literally)
The first warning potential burglars see is a literal sign stating that your home is protected by a smart security system. Note that just having a sign by itself is not an advisable security tactic.
Other security companies provide signs as well, but the difference is that those other signs don’t have ASI Connect’s reputation behind them. A decal featuring the ASI Connect logo means business. It means your home has been professionally customized with a security system that will protect and monitor it from any and all angles, 24/7. Any smart burglar would think twice.
Clean Landscaping Means No Escaping
Let’s say a burglar sees your ASI Connect sign and, for some misguided reason, decides to ignore it and proceed onto your property. Well, the next warning signal your home has in its arsenal is actually your landscaping. It’s extremely hard to sneak up on a home, or anything really, without having a place to hide. Trimming down the bushes around your windows or placing a picket fence with wide slats in your front lawn will increase visibility while decreasing potential hiding spots. A clean landscape also means the next set of smart security features will be more effective. Plus, you’ll have a really nice yard to enjoy.
An Automatic Lookout
The next set of your smart home’s warning signals will spot an intruder even as he spots them. Smart security cameras can be installed wherever you’d like: over your garage door, on your back porch, even in the doorbell – they’re always on the lookout for trouble. If the sign in your front yard and landscaping didn’t deter them, the sight of these cameras will make some burglars think twice and abandon their plans.
Pairing motion sensing lights with these cameras adds that extra warning for anyone creeping around in the dark. As soon as their movement is detected, light will flood the area, likely causing the burglar to flee.
Cameras, lights, and motion sensors are also the first features that are able to go on the offensive. If a criminal ignores their presence and comes too close to your home, the cameras and lights will be triggered to send an alert straight to your smartphone so you can handle the situation from wherever you are. Of course, if you don’t happen to have your phone on you, the professional team at ASI Connect will have your back and handle things for you.
The Final Warning
A sure-fire way to rattle a persistent intruder is by warning them yourselves. Once a burglar triggers your lights, cameras, or motion sensors, and you receive the alert on your phone, a smart doorbell will give you the option to address the burglar directly. You and your family will remain safely inside while you clearly tell the intruder that someone is watching their every move and that this house is not one to be trifled with.
Even if you aren’t home you’ll be able to see who is at your door and speak to them. Then if, you haven’t already called for help, and a burglar decides to push their luck even after this myriad of warnings, you can call the police from your mobile device and finally put an end to the situation.
Arming your home with a smart security system is the best way to set up multiple layers of protection for your family and home. Your home can receive customized versions of the security features we’ve discussed, plus any of a variety of other options. You’ll be in control of how many warning signs a potential burglar might receive from your home before they reach the point of no return.
When a criminal ignores the signs of danger and gets caught trying to rob a smart house, they truly have nobody to blame but themselves and their poor decision-making. Speak to ASI today to learn about a customized smart security system for your home.