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What Does it Take to Build a Smart Security System?

Invest in These 5 Must-Have Home Security Products

What Does it Take to Build a Smart Security System?

When it comes to your family's safety, there are a lot of moving parts. It's going to take a lot more than a simple alarm to protect your Minnetonka, MN property. You can get peace of mind whether at home or on the go with a smart security system that offers comprehensive protection. In our systems, we include sensors, cameras, smart locks, intuitive apps, and more to prepare you for any emergency or threat. We delve more into the importance of each of these features below:

SEE MORE: 5 Benefits of a Smart Security App 

Smart Locks

Even though locks are your first line of defense, many people settle for the ones that came with the home when they bought it. With smart lock technology improving on a daily basis, it’s time for an upgrade. Instead of using traditional keys, find locks that use personalized codes or smartphone apps for access. 

These locks include monitoring capabilities, so you can keep track of who’s coming in and out of your house at all times. If you want to let someone in when you’re not home, you don’t have to put your property at risk by leaving a key under the mat. Provide guests with a temporary code or let them in remotely through your security app. 

Surveillance Cameras 

A smart security system should also include cameras that let you view live surveillance footage at any time. Work with a professional that can find the best location for your home security cameras so you can catch any suspicious activity. Some even include remote pan, tilt and zoom capabilities so when you pull up footage using a dedicated touchpad or app, you can move the cameras to find what you want. If you’re working with wireless security cameras, the experts at Lelch AV include firewalls and encryption so third parties can’t get access to your private feed. 

Motion Sensors

Most smart security systems also include motion sensors. These are usually installed in your main access points—including windows and garage doors—to alert you and your family of any unusual activity. You can link sensors to your smart security system to better protect your home. If someone breaks into your property, the landscape lights automatically come on, your cameras begin recording, all your doors lock, an alarm goes off, and you receive an alert on your phone.

Environmental Sensors

Include carbon monoxide detectors, fire alarms, and water sensors in your home security installation to prevent damages and injury in case of an emergency. Receive alerts immediately in the event of a fire or CO or water leak so your family can act quickly. Environmental sensors can also work hand-in-hand with other technology in your house. If your fire alarm goes off, lights automatically turn on, and doors unlock for a smooth evacuation. With the right installation, your water main can automatically turn off when your sensors detect a leak.

Integrated Security App 

One thing you may have noticed in the many products outlined above is that they include apps so you can make changes or receive alerts remotely. Many of these products can be bought off the shelf and installed by the end user, but then you end up with ten different apps dedicated to your home security. The perk of working with a professional is that all your security features are in one app. It's a one-stop-shop to making sure your property and family are protected at all times. From one location, you can manage locks, surveillance, alarms and more. 

If you want to learn more about our smart security solutions, you can call us at (612) 353-5087 or fill out our online contact form. We can help you find the products and features that would make the most sense for your Minnesota home.