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Home Security Systems, Pt. 1: Are They For You?

If you’re looking at an upgrade for your security system, you might find yourself looking at various electronic systems to beef up your at-home comfort, especially if you’re working from home or off the job thanks to COVID-19. CCTV, motion-activated lights, electronic locks for your doors, and other fun upgrades are fancy and fun, but are they really good enough to rely on?

In this 3-part series, Safe Way Lock & Key will break down the situations in which you would want a home security system beyond just doors that lock, their pros and cons, and then cool and creative ways to go about making an electronic security system work within your home.

Is A Home Security System Right For You?

Home security systems are great for those who just want to feel more safe and secure in their home, or for those who are frequently away from home and want peace of mind when leaving loved ones or their possessions behind. As you may have learned in Safe Way Lock & Key’s last blog entry, even having a security system around is enough to deter would-be thieves, even if the cameras aren’t actually connected to anything and nobody is monitoring them. The same principle applies to other aspects of your home security system. Even if you don’t have cameras, motion-activated lights flickering on if anyone steps on your property is a good way to deter anyone from coming onto your property who doesn’t want to be seen.

They’re also right for those who, for whatever reason, want a more subtle type of security. Not all home systems have to be in-your-face and made to be seen. There are also in-home sensors that can monitor doors, windows, and other entrances and sound a silent alarm if the correct passcode is not entered. Modern-day technology is even going so far as to put a modern spin on old classics, like deadbolts for your front door that can be opened and closed by smartphone!

At the end of the day, if you’re looking to improve your security system, there’s some piece of equipment made specifically for what you have in mind. From the new doorbell frames complete with cameras that can record who approaches your door and when to complete security overhauls that include lights, cameras, sensors and more, if you’re looking to keep your home, your family, and your things secure, there’s never a bad time to take a look at new offerings in the home security field! 

Get Help from the Experts

Baltimore’s Safe Way Lock & Key is more than just a locksmith; we’re comprehensive, all-in-one security experts that can help you make the most of what you’re willing to spend on your in-home or commercial security system. Whether you need advice on the right steps for you to take or you need someone to come help you with your security system’s installation, give us a call and let us come take care of you!

Thank you for tuning in to Part 1 of this series! We’ll see you again soon!

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