The Right Tools to Give You Peace of Mind
When designing a home security system, you need to consider your household's unique needs. In most cases, though, all homeowners can benefit from the same necessary foundation with just a few personal tweaks. This blog outlines some tips that will protect your Baton Rouge, LA home from theft and showcase the ways a custom smart security system helps to implement safety daily. Experience added piece of mind knowing you're doing everything you can to protect your home from potential intruders.
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Lock All Entry Points
Eliminate human error by using security apps that send you alerts if doors are unlocked. Make any necessary changes through the same app whether you’re at home, work, or on vacation. If anyone in your family is particularly forgetful at keeping track, you can even use geo-tagging. During certain hours, if your system notices you left the house (based on your phone's location), it will automatically lock the doors.
Scare Off Potential Intruders
There are a variety of ways your home security system brings attention to unwanted activity on your property. One tactic is to flood the area with lights as soon as intruders set off motion sensors. The added benefit to this is that it also ensures you get better surveillance footage
. Follow that with a loud alarm which not only further alerts them they have been noticed, but it will also help to advise your family to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity.
Alternate Your Routine
One way intruders make sure you're not home when they break-in is to scope out your daily routines. How can you keep them from learning your regular habits without having to change your lifestyle? Employ 'away' scenes within your smart security system to make it seem like someone is home throughout the day. Schedule lights to turn on and off and even integrate motorized shades
that go up and down for a more realistic effect.
Keep Track of Who Enters
Resist the urge to leave a lock under the mat for any gardeners, maids or dog walkers that need to enter when you’re not there. During the day, use your security app to let them in or give them each unique access codes to use. Each time they use the code to enter the house or activate the alarm when they leave, you will receive a notification. Not only that, but you can view live surveillance footage if you sense they’ve stuck around longer than expected.
Keep a Well-Lit Exterior
Going back to our previous point, thieves hate being noticed. That's why they'll often target houses with dark exteriors, where there are more natural spots for them to hide. Developing a comprehensive landscape lighting solution will serve as a significant deterrent for thieves. Having well-lit exteriors will not only create less dangerous unlit areas for them to thrive, but it will enhance your family’s overall safety by eliminating tripping hazards as well.
Are you interested in upgrading your home security system to protect your property better? The experts at Acadian will craft a custom solution with your home’s primary needs and vulnerabilities in mind. All you have to do to get started is call us at 225.442.9849, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.