security for the home

alarm protection

In general, homeowners receive a 10 20% discount on their insurance by having a functioning home alarm system installed. This type of system allows the home alarm to be remotely armed or disarmed, cameras to be monitored, household lights to be turned off and on, air conditioning or heating to be turned on or changed, and motion detectors to be monitored. All of these functions not only allow homeowners to watch for intruders, but they also help to protect the home remotely. Turning on lights at a specified time through remote access can help to give the illusion that someone is at home even when they are not. Accessing the heating or air conditioning can help to prepare the home for sudden temperature changes to prevent pipe damage and can also help to save on electric or gas bills. In most cases remote access comes with a small fee, but it offers homeowners the opportunity to take charge of their home even when they are out of town.

security monitoring services

That could include the ability to disarm the home alarm, lock a door, or look at security camera footage via a cellphone. But increasingly, Boyce said, smart home components include the ability to adjust components like lighting, heating and air conditioning, and appliances and devices. Defenders projects up to 97 percent of its clients will have some form of smart home technology within 12 months. “We think the residential security business will continue to grow and the growth will accelerate because there will be more smart home components,” Boyce said. That’s pretty impressive penetration considering Defenders didn’t get into smart home devices until 2014. The company then backed off of those sales for a time to re evaluate and retest the market.