The 5 Essential Features of a Good Home Security System

The 5 Essential Features of a Good Home Security System

Plenty of homeowners decide to have a home security system installed to protect their belongings and guarantee their family’s safety. But there are so many models available that it can be hard to choose!

You can’t put a price on your and your loved ones’ safety! But you don’t have to break the bank to ensure you have a home security system that is effective and that meets your needs. In fact, thanks to the latest in tech, your system might even be able to do more than provide you with security! Here are five features to keep in mind as you search for the right system for you. 

Useful Notifications

Today, security systems are intelligent and work via a smartphone application. Make sure the one you choose has a notification option so that you receive an alert when an incident occurs in your house such as a water leak, smoke, an intruder, a severe drop in temperature or a power failure. You can then act quickly and avoid theft or potential damages. Being able to manage the network through your smartphone also means that you can continue to monitor your home and get important messages when the electricity has been cut off.

Call Centre Connected

If you travel regularly and don’t have any friends or family members that can watch over your property while you are away, this option may be for you. Professionally monitored systems are connected to a call centre that is active 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This call centre will contact the police or fire department should something happen; however, you should be aware that there is usually a monthly fee for this service. On the plus side, by connecting your system, you’ll see a slight reduction in your home insurance premium: some companies offer discounts of 10% to 30%. Worth considering!

Smart Devices

Some systems include practical components that can simplify a homeowner’s life. For example, a doorbell with an integrated camera to verify who is at your residence’s front door. You can even talk to the person thanks to the audio system. Sensors can also be installed throughout the house to detect a variety of events, such as a braking window or a large object being moved.

Remote Door Lock Control

Smart locks are more popular than ever, for both residential and commercial buildings! The ability to unlock the front door remotely can be very convenient, whether it’s for a repair person, a child home from school, or a housekeeping service. No more having to leave them a spare key. This even works for furniture or grocery deliveries: contact the company to find out if they’ll deliver your goods while you’re away!

Dependable Technical Support

If you’re not always comfortable using technology, choose a security system that comes with fast, reliable technical support. For example, if you encounter a problem with the device or the application, you’ll need to be able to count on efficient after-sales service. Read customer satisfaction reviews online or test it out by calling customer service before you buy the package.


In either case, make sure you shop around with different companies and compare the systems on the market. You should likewise find out about what warranties are offered.

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