Home Security for Beginners: Biting the Bullet and Going Big

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You’ve done it. You’ve made the decision that it’s time to bite the bullet and invest in home security. But where do you start? There’s no shortage of products to choose from: traditional security systems with standard monitoring is a popular go-to, but off-the-shelf connected devices are now even more popular. And yet, neither of those is the gold standard home security solution anymore. So, what is?

It’s a platform-powered, professionally delivered smart home security system – which, by the way, happens to connect all the traditional security devices in addition to connected devices like doorbell cameras. And it certainly doesn’t end there.

The Next Level

Traditional home security devices connect to the smart home security system, but that only scrapes the surface. Other devices that connect to the system include the lights, allowing the homeowner to never come home to a dark house at night. In this summer season, the sun may go down later – but, how great would it be to have lights on at night while you’re on vacation? You can tap on your smartphone app in the morning to turn them off in a matter of seconds.

Then, there’s the thermostat. In this era of energy efficiency, everyone is looking for ways to use less electricity. Even those who aren’t concerned about energy for environmental reasons want to save money on their utility bills, and using a smart thermostat is a great way to do it.

Again, all of this can be controlled from an app on your phone. It doesn’t get any more “next level.”  

Why Professional Installation Matters

“Can I install the system myself?” It’s a good question. Some smart home devices may be easy to install; however, integrating the multiple door and window sensors, life safety devices and thermostat is far more challenging. In addition to installation, you’ll need to configure and connect everything wirelessly – plus, set up your app and perform tests to make sure everything is communicating. This is why professional installation matters.

To inquire about all of this, contact Park Security Systems and request a free smart home security system consultation. We will be glad to tell you more!

About Park Security Systems

PARK Security Systems is a full-service Pennsylvania home security provider that is locally owned and operated. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer residential and commercial security solutions to Pennsylvania homes and businesses.