October 24, 2017

There are many types of everyday technology that we take for granted; we are all a bit guilty of only using the surface capabilities of the devices we own. For example, when was the last time you took a deep dive into your smart phone to see all the features it offers? The answer is mostly likely, “Not since I took it out of the box.” And much like other technology in your life, your home security systems come packed with features you might not know exist that could greatly further your peace of mind.

 

  1. Cabinet Monitoring

    Many people forget to think about the various nooks and crannies inside their actual home. If you have cabinets in your home that need monitoring (i.e., a medicine cabinet or gun cabinet), one incredibly useful tool that your home alarm system can provide is to monitor any time someone enters the cabinet. By utilizing sensors on your cabinets, you will be immediately notified if this area has been breached. Adding this level of monitoring to your home can help manage risks associated with potentially dangerous items.

    This type of monitoring can be especially useful if you have small children or elderly people living with you. So whether you are trying to keep your children out or see if the senior citizens in your life are taking their medication regularly, you will be notified immediately of any activity.

  2. Pin-Code Customization

    Did you know that with your home alarm system, you can set specific pin codes on your security keypad for every member of your family? This often-overlooked feature can create a more transparent and safer household for everyone.

    One useful application of pin-code customization is to give your children each a specific pin-code. This will help you monitor everything from when they get home for school to accurately tracking your teen’s curfew. With each pin-code unique to the user, they won’t be interchangeable and can be changed at any time.

  3. Boost Property Value

    If you are a homeowner, your home alarm system is doing more legwork than you may realize. In fact, having a quality home alarm system installed can make your property more attractive when it comes time to sell.

  4. Pool Security

    Many people don’t consider the security of their hot tub or pool, but to keep your guests and family members safe, you need more than just constant supervision. This is why an outdoor home camera system is one great way to ensure that everyone keeps having fun and stays safe.

    The CDC states that about 10 people per day die from unintentional drowning in the United States. Having cameras specifically for your outdoor pool area can help to provide a much safer space against the common causes of pool accidents. Since you are able to access your cameras from any smart phone, you will always be in the loop. While no amount of home security cameras can compensate for parental supervision when it comes to your young ones going for a swim, it is a great addition to help provide additional security.

  5. Monitor Your Mail

    With cases of package theft on the rise, it’s important to consider what steps you take to monitor when your mail has arrived. With an integrated doorbell alarm, you create a layer of transparency that aims to eliminate your missing mail worries. This doorbell alarm will notify you any time your bell rings, so you can know exactly when the mail carrier has come.

ADT News and Tips