It is a new year, which means many take a moment to reflect on the past year and make changes for the next. It is safe to say 2020 was a year for the history books. As COVID-19 swept across the globe, we have been faced with new challenges, heartbreaking losses, and innovative ways to adapt. Others have found the silver lining by staying connected via video chats, supporting their local community, and spending more time at home.
Home has become a safe haven for most. We have seen a growing number of home remodels, new house purchases, and even home security installations in the last 12 months. Health, safety, and security have become a priority.
For those who have embraced the at-home lifestyle, Security Equipment Inc. wants you to know that a home security system means so much more than an alarm at the door. Generally speaking, families and homeowners invest in a security system to protect their loved ones and their belongings. However, the technological advancements in recent years have not only made it possible for your house to be more secure, but they have also found ways to make your home a more inviting, relaxing place to spend time.
There are simple ways to enhance your security system and make it not only incredibly functional but also welcoming. SEi wants to show you the possibilities for your home in 2021.
Taking Your Home Security to the Next Level
Monitor your Home from Anywhere with Mobile Security
SEi’s security systems provide you the ability to monitor and control your home with the push of a button. Our InTouch solutions is a mobile app that gives you control via your phone. Anytime the alarm or doors are accessed, you can receive texts or email alerts. You can also control locks, lights, temperature settings, and garage doors in the palm of your hand.
The benefits of our InTouch solutions are endless. You can unlock the front door to let a neighbor walk your dog or open the garage for grocery delivery. You could save on your energy bills by turning down the heat while at work and turn it back up in time for you to get home. You can even make sure the porch light is on while you are out of town. Our InTouch solutions are an easy upgrade to a traditional home security system that puts your needs at the forefront.
Ease the Worry of Package Deliveries with a Video Doorbell
At-home delivery was really embraced over the past year. From essential items like groceries and food delivery to packages of house supplies, clothing, and more. It is a trend that is only getting bigger. Unfortunately, it has also increased the opportunity for theft.
A doorbell camera has many benefits that make it a powerful security tool for your home: peace of mind, convenience, and the ability to deter, detect, and prevent crime from happening on your property. Video doorbells are clearly visible to visitors, you can view them remotely, and they can record high-definition footage in real-time.
In addition to package theft, a doorbell camera can also help prevent home burglaries, vandalism, and even motor vehicle theft (which happens a lot during these cold winter months when people start their cars to warm up!) Relax your worries and feel confident knowing who is at your door, even when you are not home, with a video doorbell addition to your home security.
Create an Inviting, Eco-Friendly Space with Home Automation
Home automation is a home security addition we expect to really take off in the next year. It has endless features and benefits to your security as well as your convenience. With remote control over your garage, lights, locks, and temperature, the possibilities are infinite!
Home automation makes your regular home into a smart home. It connects everything into one monitored and easily manageable system. It is much more than being able to turn on a light from our InTouch app. You can customize a schedule for your entire home that sets a scene for you at certain times.
For example, these short days often mean coming home from work in the dark. After leaving for work in the morning, your schedule turns off all your lights, makes sure the doors are locked and armed, and lowers the temperature. But as soon as the sun goes down, the lights turn back on, the heat goes back up, and your home is ready for your return. No more stumbling through the dark to try and unlock the door. It can easily be changed as the days get longer, or monitored from out of town, or adjusted as your schedule changes. It is convenience in its best form.
DIY or Unmonitored System? Time for an Upgrade!
Do-it-yourself home security kits can pose a number of security flaws. Are you sure everything works correctly, or will you only know when it is too late? In addition, having your home security monitored makes all the difference. SEi’s UL listed monitoring center means you have the fastest response when you need it most.
Having a professionally installed, monitored home security system means that your home is always safe, secure, and in your control. It also means that when you add to your security system, whether it be new outdoor security cameras, a video doorbell, or home automation, that everything is properly connected, functioning, and easily accessible to you from your mobile phone.
Is it time for you to upgrade your home security? Contact us today about building a customized solution that fits you, your home, and your family’s needs.