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5 Most Pressing Questions About Smart Security Systems

Find Out If a Custom Home Safety Solution is the Right Fit for You

5 Most Pressing Questions About Smart Security Systems

Installing a smart security system can be a daunting task for any homeowner. When it comes to protecting your family’s safety, you want to make sure you’re getting the right technology. You want to be as informed as possible before bringing any solution into your Woodbury, MN home. To help you with that task, we’ve come up with answers to common questions we get from our clients. From the devices you include to how you control them, we have all the information you need!

SEE MORE: 5 Benefits of a Smart Home Security App

What Should You Include in Your System?

As security systems evolve, there's more to consider than just adding a lock and alarm. When you first reach out to an installer in your area, he can advise you on other technology solutions that might make sense for you. You can add surveillance cameras, motion sensors, and environmental sensors to the mix as needed. Through a one-on-one consultation, it'll be easier to figure out which technology is the right fit and which may be superfluous in your space.

What Are the Best Home Security Cameras?

For many clients, their introduction to security is in the form of surveillance. A common question we get is which cameras are ideal for their system. For example, bullet cameras are sturdier and suitable for outdoor use or fixed locations (overlooking a specific entry point). Dome cameras cover 360 degrees and are typically used indoors. You can learn more about the best surveillance systems in this blog.

What Are Common Security ‘Smart Home’ Features?

When security systems promote smart home features, it usually means a few things. For one, you can integrate other technology for added protection including climate and lighting control. It also generally means that you can access your system through a security app. This way you can view surveillance, turn off lights, or lock doors even when you’re not home.

Can I Install the Security System Myself?

There are a variety of DIY devices out there including smart doorbells, cameras, and locks. However, the benefit of a professional installation is that you can get a more efficient solution. With our experience, we know the ideal location for all devices including sensors. We also let you manage everything from one universal app instead of having to monitor five different apps to protect your home.

How Should I Manage My Surveillance Footage?

While you want to have the option to review live footage from your mobile app, you also want a surveillance system that can record events. That doesn't mean you have to wade through hours of footage to protect your home properly. Set up video alerts when someone enters your house, your burglar alarm is set off, or a motion detector goes off in the backyard. 

Do you have more questions that we didn't address in the blog? Don't hesitate to reach out to learn more about our smart security solutions by calling 612-353-5087 or through our online form.