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HOME SECURITY SYSTEM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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See Also: SUMMER SECURITY CHECKLIST

PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION

Your integrator can guide you to the right solutions for your space and install them efficiently and safely. Reliability is the key to a successful system, and a professional integrator can ensure the most dependable connections.

Devices like Amazon’s Ring offer plenty of useful video doorbell capabilities, and they can provide ample visibility for your entryways. There are plenty of cool features and expanded capabilities that are easy to use and offer an affordable starting point for anyone looking to jump into smart video doorbells.

And if you want an even more robust system, like remote access control, your integrator can recommend technology that’s even safer, more efficient, and more private. Whether you invest in Ring or a full-scale entry automation system, your technology won't fail when you need it.

SIMPLIFY YOUR SYSTEM WITH APP-BASED CONTROLS

Whether you’re halfway around the world or, more likely these days, comfortably on the couch, you should have access to your system from anywhere. Controls centralized on your smartphone or tablet are available to carry around and manage wherever you are.

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Back Off, Porch Pirates!

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See Also: HOW HOME SECURITY HELPS PROTECT YOUR SPACE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

ALARMING STATISTICS

According to a 2013 study by UNC Charlotte, 80 percent of thieves look for an alarm system before trying to break into a home. Moreover, 60 percent will look for another target if they find one.

Porch pirates operate differently. They don’t want to break into your home. In fact, they probably didn’t even plan to steal your packages at all. Most package thieves steal because the opportunity presents itself. 

By making sure your security features are visible, you can help prevent crime from coming to your front door. Surveillance cameras, floodlights, and other components will make your home appear less like a target, so you’re less likely to become a victim.

COMMUNICATION IS KEY

When you're preparing to visit family out of state, the US Postal Service suggests you let a trusted neighbor know. They can pick up deliveries and keep an eye on your home while you're gone.

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