Pets and Smart Home Security: A Perfect Combination

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Smart home security should be a measure of defense for every member of the family, and that includes your beloved pets. With that in mind, here are some ways your pets can benefit from your system.  

Keyless Entry and Cameras

You love your dog, but you don’t always have time to walk him. Maybe you’ve recently decided to take advantage of a dog walking app – or, gone the more traditional route by hiring a young neighbor. Either way, you need a safe, convenient way to let them in the house. That’s where the keyless entry your system provides can be a lifesaver.

When you get the notification that your dog walker is at the door, swipe on it to see your video and see him or her standing there. Now, you can tap another button your phone to let them in the house. When they walk out with your pet on the leash, lock the door again; you’ll get another alert when they return, and can easily open the door again. This is how your keyless entry and cameras work together to help your pets.

Pet Escape Detection

While there may not be an actual pet escape detection feature on your smart me security system, there are motion triggers for your cameras – and in some instances, homeowners have benefited from knowing when their pets were escaping thanks to these triggers. If you receive an alert and the video reveals that your pet is exiting the property, you can get home to intervene or call a trusted neighbor to help.

Integrating Pets and Security

Most likely, your family dog is loyal and protective of your household. If a break-in was to take place, he would most likely go into an admirably defensive stance. While that’s one measure of defense, it’s not necessarily fair to put the responsibility of protecting the entire household on your dog’s shoulders. However, you can let your smart pet work alongside your smart home security system to give your home manifold layers of defense.

For questions about how to pair up pets and your home security, Pennsylvania area homeowners can learn more by calling Park Security Systems. We look forward to speaking with you.

About Park Security Systems

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