There’s a fallacy that burglaries and other home invasion crimes can only happen when the criminal forces his way in: tampering with a door lock, breaking a window or smashing the glass in the door to reach in and unlock the doorknob. This is not necessarily the case; in fact, more than 500,000 home invasion crimes per year take place without any forced entry at all. How is this possible? Sadly, many of them are made possible by the homeowner leaving a door or window unlocked.
Stopping Seasoned Burglars With Smart Sensors
Seasoned burglars are drawn to unlocked doors and windows like magnets, particularly if they are the type of burglar to stake out neighborhoods and watch residents’ habits. What can responsible homeowners do to protect their castles against these skilled criminals – especially if they tend to be forgetful when it comes to locking their windows and doors? One thing they can do is invest in home security systems that feature smart locks, sensors and automatic mobile notifications.
The Smart Lock Factor
Smart locks are where home security is headed, and they’re here to stay. These are not traditional doorknobs with key locks; they are electronic locks that can only be opened when a person punches in a specific security code. There can be codes assigned for every person in the home, or a single code that is used by the entire family. Guests can be given their own codes, which the homeowner can activate and deactivate at will.
More than 500,000 home invasion crimes per year take place without any forced entry at all. How is this possible? Sadly, many of them are made possible by the homeowner leaving a door or window unlocked.
All of this can be controlled with the home security smartphone app, easily and conveniently. If the homeowner forgets to lock a door or window, a mobile notification can be sent so the problem can be remedied. As more homeowners upgrade to smart locks, these systems will become major factors in securing homes from criminals.
Glass Break Detectors, Automated Scenes and Other Features
Smart locks are only the beginning, though. The sensors that are placed throughout the home communicate directly with the monitored security system so the audible alarm will sound if they are tripped. When this happens, the monitoring center will immediately contact the homeowner for further instructions.
The systems are also programmable through the mobile app, via features like “scenes” that allow the homeowner to program multiple things to happen at once: doors locked, windows locked, security system armed, and even lights turned on or off if the lights are connected. These are great features for homeowners who may be forgetful or simply want their home security tasks streamlined. When all these features work together, homeowners can have confidence that their risks of being violated by home invasion are greatly reduced.
To learn more about preventing home invasion with smart security, contact Guardian Security. We will be glad to answer your questions to meet the home security goals of your Seattle household.
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