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4 Ways Smart Sensors Boost Your Home Security

Home Security Detection in the KitchenLelch Audio Video Designs a Custom Solution to Enhance Your Safety Are you always looking for better ways to keep your family safe? How about upgrading you current home security system to a smart one? Almost 60 percent of burglaries are forcible entries, which means that simply making sure your doors are locked is not enough to avoid theft. What you need is a proactive system; one that anticipates risks and keeps you informed at all times. A smart system can do this in part by incorporating various types of sensors throughout your Woodbury, Minnesota home. SEE MORE: What Components Make Up A Smart Security System? Protect Your Space with Motion Sensors The most popular type of sensor when it comes to residential or commercial security systems is a motion sensor. When activity is detected in an unexpected area, your system triggers an action, like alerting the authorities—and the intruder. Another way to deter intruders is to have strobe lights and sirens go off in the area to make it clear they have been detected. These strobe lights are also useful to alert the family, especially family members that are hearing impaired. Link Your Outdoor Lighting to Sensors In the previous section, we mention one way lights can enhance your home’s security. Another way they can do this is through the use of photo sensors. These sensors detect the amount of sunlight hitting your home at any given time. Once it begins to get dark, your system immediately activates your landscape lighting. Our professional integrators create a lighting design that ensures there are no dangerous dark zones where unwanted activity – or even tripping hazards--can be lurking. Stay a Step Ahead With Environmental Sensors Of course, external threats are not the only ones that can affect your home. It is also important to incorporate environmental sensors into your home security to help prevent fires, carbon dioxide poisoning or even flooding. These sensors can trigger multiple system components to enhance your safety. First and foremost, as soon as a smoke or water detector goes off, you and the authorities are alerted. Second, your house can prepare itself to reduce damage. If water is detected, your home’s water supply can immediately shut off to avoid flooding. For smoke detectors, your HVAC can be temporarily disabled to avoid spreading a fire throughout the home. Keep an Eye on Your Home with Smart Cameras While you want your home surveillance cameras recording at all times, you need an easy way to access important footage. With motion detection cameras, you can make sure you get it as soon as it is available. These cameras are set to record when they notice motion or changes in heat. The resulting clip is saved to your system’s cloud and sent to your phone as a video notification. This type of proactive surveillance can be useful in multiple ways. First of all, you are notified right away of any issues and can react quickly. Second of all, if something does unfortunately happen, it is easy for you to provide the necessary footage to the authorities to speed up their investigation. To avoid false positives, it is important to hire a professional when installing these cameras. With the right kind of angling and placement, we can keep pets or passing traffic from constantly triggering the cameras and filling your phone with unnecessary notifications. Want to upgrade to a proactive home security system? Contact Lelch Audio Video today to set up a consultation. [sc:insertbutton ]