Business and home automation are the wave of the future. Combining home, or business, and security is the way to go: you can program, monitor, and control your security system remotely or by using an in-home dashboard.
1 This is the benefit most people immediately think of. We all know someone who has lost electronics, jewelry, or other high-value items due to a home invasion. The tragedy is worse when the item is an irreplaceable family heirloom. A home security system has an alarm that scares off many would-be burglars and can notify the local authorities if someone does attempt a break-in.
2 Studies have shown, as the number of home security systems increased in an area, the number of residential robberies decreased in that area, even for people who didn’t have their own security system. Having a security system not only protects you, but helps your neighborhood be a safer place for everyone.
3 Modern security systems now allow you to remotely monitor what’s happening in your home when you’re not there. With Sphere Home you can monitor what happens via cameras installed throughout your home, as well as control the thermostat, door locks, lights, and other devices in your home.
4 Yes, you may be paying a monthly fee for your security system, but having the system in your home can lower your homeowner’s insurance by up to 20%. That, combined with the other benefits, makes an alarm system a pretty good deal.
5 You can opt to receive notifications if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms go off when you’re away from home. You can even set it up so authorities are instantly notified of these emergencies.
6 Keep tabs on loved ones. This is another great aspect of home automation. If you’re at work, you can use your provider’s mobile app to watch what’s happening in your home via cameras, so you’ll know who your teens are inviting over when you’re away. If you have automatic door locks, you can even remotely unlock them to let the kids in after school.