There’s a misconception that home invasions are only possible with forced entry; for example, the intruder smashes a door lock, uses fancy tools to pick the lock or breaks the glass in a bedroom window. But this is not always the case, and it’s important for homeowners to understand that. In fact, over 500,000 home invasions per year involve no forced entry whatsoever. These are not necessarily incidents where the intruder knows the homeowner, either. Many of them are made possible due to the homeowner neglecting to do due diligence – for instance, leaving a window unlocked.
A Window to Home Invasion
It’s easy to forget to lock windows, especially in the summer months when people tend to crack windows open to cool the house down in the evening. But it’s no exaggeration: An unlocked window is a window to potential home invasion. The fact is, a window is an entrance into the home and that’s all a burglar or violent criminal needs in order to carry out a nefarious plan. What can a forgetful homeowner do to reduce the risks? Find a way to get reminded by the security system itself.
A System that Reminds You
To help homeowners reduce incidents of forgetfulness, a smart security system can be programmed to send reminders through the home security app. This means the homeowner receives a notification to their phone if a window is left unlocked or open. The homeowner can also program “scenes,” which are series of commands to the system such as “lock doors, lock windows, arm system.” These are great tools for forgetful homeowners.
Smart Locks, Smart Security System
Unlike a traditional security system that involves a few sensors and a simple alarm, a smart security system incorporates those traditional methods with an entire network of devices in the home: multiple sensors, a monitored alarm, and smart locks for all doors and windows. The smart locks are tamper resistant, so burglary tools can’t penetrate them. They aren’t traditional locks, inside or out, so picking the lock just isn’t possible.
As for the sensors, they can be placed in multiple locations throughout the home so that if an unlawful entry takes place, the alarm sounds and the monitoring center contacts the homeowner within seconds. When these connected locks and devices are programmed to work together, they can be a homeowner’s best sentry against home invasion.
Ready to Learn More?
If you’re a homeowner who is interested in learning more about this smart security system with smart locks and remote access through a home security smartphone app, contact Park Security for information on home security in Pennsylvania. We will be happy to provide you a free home security analysis that explains the details.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a full-service systems integrator of home security in Pennsylvania. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer residential and commercial security solutions to Pennsylvania homes and businesses.