Should I Install a Smart Home Alarm System?

Should I Install a Smart Home Alarm System?


A home alarm system keeps your home protected by alerting law enforcement of a possible break-in, so why should anyone consider a smart home alarm system?

According to the latest crime statistics that were released late in 2016, there was an estimated $14.3 billion that was lost due to property crimes. It is not hard to see why so many people have home security alarms on their mind. But in a world where technology grows at an exponential rate, home security systems have crossed into unfamiliar territory and have gotten a much-needed update. Here are a few reasons why a smart alarm system may be for you.

What is the difference with a smart alarm system?

Originally, traditional home alarm systems had to be installed into the home itself and then monitored by a central station–to which the customer paid monthly fees. Thanks to wireless technology, the central alarm system in your home does not need an inconvenient installation as it can send notifications directly to your smartphone. Which, in turn, can control various other sections of the house, like locks, provided the user has other smart-technology installed in their homes.

What are the benefits of such a system?

  • Price – Users no longer have to pay for installation or monitoring, which leaves more money in their wallets and purses, rather than in the alarm company’s pockets.
  • Control – Because the alarm does not require an alarm company, the user has control of the system. Many homeowners prefer this level of control when it comes to their home security.

What are the drawbacks of a smart alarm?

  • User Un-Friendliness – Many users may not understand the new interface of a new technology, and that’s fine. There are many courses or videos you can watch to help you get acclimated to the new operating system.
  • Weak Passwords – Weak passwords give hackers a great opportunity to deactivate your security so that breaking into your home is as easy as simply turning the doorknob.

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