Not Tech Savvy? No Problem: 3 Ways to Simplify Home Security
At first glance, today’s home security systems can seem intimidating to people who aren’t tech savvy. Smart homes, digital apps, complex installation requirements, maintenance and monitoring are all daunting components to homeowners who aren’t the best with technology.
However, that’s not the case with the right security provider. Non-tech savvy homeowners can feel peace of mind knowing a professional is here to guide them through the complexities of today’s security systems. Here are three qualities to look for in a security provider to make home security simple for the non-tech savvy homeowner.
1. Professional Installation
Purchasing a home security system is a big investment and properly installing that investment is critical. When searching for a security provider, consider the offering of professional installation services. Not everyone has the same knowledge level when it comes to technology, so it’s important to find a provider that can help along the way.
From equipment made by some of the most respected names in the industry to using correct wiring and voltage calculations, make sure installers don't cut corners because lives and property are at stake.
Consider the following professional installation services:
- Conduct a home walk through.
- Recommend solutions that relate to your needs.
- Install your system and answer any questions you may have.
Professional installers should be customer-focused and relationship-driven, so if your security needs change over time, they’ll be there to make the adjustments you need.
2. Professional Monitoring
Home security systems with professional monitoring services add an additional layer of protection to your home.
Should an emergency occur, your monitoring center will attempt to verify the alarm and, if real, dispatch authorized personnel, providing around-the-clock defense no matter where you are.
With professional monitoring services, home security is in the hands of the monitoring center. This ensures the non-tech savvy homeowner is protected at all times.
3. Professional Maintenance
Security system maintenance is key to keeping your solution functioning at its best to avoid system breakdowns that are stressful and costly. Make home security even easier with a vendor that offers professional maintenance. This way, you can rely on a professional to make sure your system is functioning properly at all times.
A professional should check security equipment annually. Some vendors will offer a maintenance package along with your service contract. When a professional comes to assess the state of your system, they will:
- Check to see that batteries are functioning properly.
- Ensure that transmitted signals are being received by the monitoring center.
- Check to see that sensors have not come loose.
- Repair any damaged or malfunctioning parts of the system.
A trained professional will give you a more specific diagnosis of your system rather than relying solely on self-testing.
These are just three ways we keep home security simple. For more free tips and resources, check out our home security blog.
Do you consider yourself non-tech savvy? If so, what are some of your concerns keeping you from investing in a home security system? Share in the comments below.