Are you aware that a residential break-in happens every ninety seconds in Canada? Many people move to Canada for the relative safety of the country. But a place is only as safe as you're willing to make it.
Break-ins can happen anywhere and the world doesn't look like it's getting any less wild. 2020-2021 saw vast amounts of civil unrest on both sides of the political spectrum.
Thankfully, there's a new solution. Smart surveillance makes use of the best of modern technology to create affordable security home monitoring system experiences for thousands of customers.
This article will walk you through everything you need to know about these revolutionary new types of security monitors.
What Are Remote Home Monitoring Systems?
Remote home monitoring systems are wireless, cellular alarm systems, that alert you directly in case of a break-in. Wireless security means that criminals can't snip wires to bypass your alarm.
It also means you can arm or disarm the system at any time. If you have your child coming home from school, you don't have to worry about them remembering a code or failing to disarm the alarm, causing an unnecessary call to the police. You never need to worry about forgetting to set your alarm as well, since you can set it anywhere.
However, break-ins aren't the only thing that home security systems are good for. They can also protect you against other home security threats.
Carbon Monoxide Detection
You can easily rig up one of the best home monitoring systems out there to take on the task of carbon monoxide detection. Carbon monoxide is known as the "silent killer" because it replaces the oxygen in your blood and shuts your body's functions down.
Previously, you had to buy a carbon monoxide detector to keep yourself safe from a carbon monoxide threat. However, in the world of smart surveillance, you can get immediate notifications on your phone if there's a threat. This means that you can even find out that your carbon monoxide situation is bad even if you aren't at home, and thereby save your pets.
Gas Leak Detection
A gas leak can cause fire, or lead to gas poisoning. Thankfully, a great wireless alarm system can let you know when there are problems. Just like with the carbon monoxide system, they can let you know if there's a problem even if you aren't home, so you can save your house from a fire.
This one's just convenient. Does your house get too stuffy/hot in the summer or too cold in the winter? You might be tempted to leave your AC/heat on when you leave the house so that you don't have to wait to be comfortable — but that will cost a lot of money.
With a wireless security system, you can turn on the temperature of your desire as you're coming home.
Can I Have Home Security for My Condo or Apartment?
It's entirely possible to get yourself an apartment security system or condo security system. Normally, you'd have to make sure that your landlord approved your system since you'd be putting wires in the walls. However, with a remote security system, you're doing no damage at all.
It's still best to make sure that you check with your landlord so that they don't get suspicious of you. However, letting them know that it's non-invasive will help your case a great deal.
Are Smart Surveillance Systems Affordable?
Smart surveillance systems are absolutely affordable for any middle-class family/home. The best systems cost about thirty dollars a month.
It should be noted, however, that there are sometimes other costs involved, such as storage, installation, and professional monitoring. Make sure you clarify with your remote surveillance company what all of the costs are before you jump into the deal.
At the end of the day, however, they don't cost all that much more than a security system that uses wires. Our whole world is going wireless. Embrace the way of the future, and keep yourself safe.
Does Having Home Security Impact My Home Insurance Rates?
An important factor in the world of home insurance is how susceptible your home is to break-ins. A home that doesn't have locks on any doors isn't going to get great insurance, since it's extremely liable to be broken into.
If you can prove that you have a fully monitored home security insurance system, you can save up to 2-10 percent on a premium. This is a great way to offset the costs of installation and the general costs of owning a security system.
The insurance industry is based on fairness, and if they can see that you're doing everything you can to protect your house, and make their job easier, they will repay you. One of the reasons so many people get into the world of insurance is because it's based on human trust and needs.
Are There Any Disadvantages to Having Smart Surveillance?
As we see it, there aren't any serious disadvantages to having smart surveillance. The use of remote monitoring solves most of the problems that a standard surveillance system would have. If you don't mind paying a little extra for security, you can't go wrong with a smart surveillance system.
Smart Surveillance Is Important
The world is an unsafe place. Thankfully, security systems exist to make sure we stay safe from break-ins and burglaries.
The smart surveillance system makes safety even easier by giving you direct notifications when you're away from your house. It even helps out with carbon monoxide detection, gas leak detection, and monitoring your climate.
Lastly, the smart surveillance system can save you money on an insurance premium. The insurance industry appreciates that you're taking care of yourself, and so will help you out.
For more information on insurance, get a quote with us at Insurdinary today.