Go Beyond Security: Other Great Uses for Your Surveillance System
Make the Most of Your Fort Worth Security and Surveillance System
A security and surveillance system has an obvious benefit for Texas homeowners – It helps keep your home and family safe from potential intruders. But what many homeowners don’t realize is that their systems can be useful for many other purposes. The smart security technologies are incredibly flexible, so you can set up the system in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorite applications:
Are your loved ones okay?
If you have an elderly parent, teenager, or pet at home alone for an extended period of time, it’s hard to avoid worrying about them. Surveillance cameras give you an easy way to make sure they’re alright (and that your dog hasn’t destroyed the furniture while you’re gone). Of course, you don’t have to stick with just camera footage. How about adding a sensor to the medicine cabinet that sends you an alert when it’s opened? That way, you can verify that your loved one has taken their medication for the day.
Did you leave the oven on?
We’ve all been there: you’re driving to the airport, about to start a relaxing vacation, but you can’t get the nagging doubt out of your head that you’ve left the oven on (or window open, television on, thermostat set to the wrong temperature, etc.). Instead of driving back or living with that worry for the entire vacation, just pull out your phone. You can check the surveillance camera in the kitchen to see if all is well.
Here’s another common worry: did you leave the front door unlocked or the garage door open? With a smart security system, you can do more than check—you can actually lock the door or close the garage from wherever you are. Just select that option on your smartphone and go about your day.
Can you let in the plumber?
It’s frustrating to have to plan your day around the arrival of a plumber, electrician, or another contractor. They say they’ll arrive at 11:00, and by 2:00, you’re still waiting. But with the right security and surveillance system, you can run your errands without worrying about being there when the contractor arrives. Here’s how it works:
A smart doorbell on your front door uses an integrated camera to share video footage of whoever is on your doorstep. When they ring the doorbell, it actually calls your phone. You can converse with the visitors and verify their identities. Then, unlock the door from your smartphone. Your surveillance cameras throughout the property will come in handy too – you’ll have footage of their activities within the home, keeping an eye on them at all times.
Smart technologies can make your home safe while also making life more convenient. To explore more options for your Dallas area property, give us a call at (972) 488-5100 or fill out this questionnaire!