A lot of people don’t realize that owning a home security system is a lot more proactive than it appears. Technology is changing all the time and your system absolutely needs to change with it, or at a certain point it isn’t going to be able to provide you with the level of protection you’re already paying a premium for.
Five key reasons to upgrade your home security system…
1. Your Lifestyle Has Changed
When you originally work with a partner like Circle City Security Systems to set up your home security infrastructure, so many of the decisions that are made will be based around your lifestyle. If that lifestyle happens to change, your technology will need to change with it or you could be leaving yourself vulnerable in a variety of ways.
If you never used to travel but now you do, for example, you need something that will let you check in on things while you’re away. If your current system doesn’t allow for that because it isn’t connected to the Internet, that’s a prime sign that you’re in need of an upgrade.
2. You’ve Had Kids
Having kids tends to change nearly every aspect of your life – but that’s especially true when it comes to security. Not only do you need to make sure that you have the technology in place to protect the most important thing in your life, but you also need to make sure that everything – from your sensors to cameras and more – is built, designed and configured in a way to account for the little ones who are now running around your home.
3. Your System is Still Hardwired
Technology has advanced to the point where hardwired systems aren’t just outdated – they’re incredibly limiting in a variety of ways. Not only are they very easy to hack and disable, but they’re also difficult to upgrade – meaning that you’re artificially limiting the system’s own ability to protect you in a situation where the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Upgrading to a wireless security system is a much better option in the modern era and if you don’t already have one, that is absolutely something you should think very carefully about.
4. Your Security System Isn’t Mobile
If a motion detector or other type of alarm goes off in your home, you shouldn’t have to literally be at home in order to hear it. If absolutely anything happens, even the smallest amount of activity, your system should send you a text message, an email and/or a push notification right to your phone. Even if you’re halfway around the world on vacation, you still need to be in the know. If your system doesn’t do any of those things, that is a major reason to invest in an upgrade sooner rather than later.
5. Your Cameras Leave a Lot to Be Desired
Finally, one of the major reasons to upgrade your home security system comes by way of hardware that may have been state-of-the-art for its time, but that is now sadly out-of-date.
Take your security cameras, for instance. If they still shoot standard definition (or at best, 720p), they probably don’t work well in low light. They probably also record fuzzy or out-of-focus footage if a subject isn’t within a few short feet of the lens. If this describes your current situation, you’ll definitely want to invest in an upgrade so that your system can continue to offer the level of protection you need when you need it the most.