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What to Look for in a Home Monitoring Security System

What to Look for in a Home Monitoring Security System

Ask Yourself Why You Need a Home Monitoring System

When building out a smart home monitoring system, consider why you are putting your money towards these security features. Ask yourself:

  • What do I want to protect?
  • What kind of installation are you wanting? (ex. do you want to be able to move with what you've put into your home.)
  • How big are the spaces in my home I want to protect?
  • What is my family's routine?
  • What is my budget?

Answering these five questions can give you a basis to start with when shopping for home monitoring system accessories. 

Benefits of Having a Home Monitoring System

According to Crimepreventiontips.com and the Jacksonville State University, a home burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds. The benefits of installing a home monitoring system are plentiful. They give you peace of mind when you are away from your home and ensure your loved ones are safe while you're away. Some insurance companies even encourage their policyholders to install smart home monitoring systems by giving them a discount on their coverage! 

1) Crime Protection

Research shows that security systems can protect your home from crimes such as home invasions, vandalism, and theft. A study conducted by Rutgers University revealed that as the number of security system installations rose, the amount of house-related crime dropped! Equipping your home with affordable, smart home monitoring solutions deters burglars from choosing your home or neighborhood. 

Read:5 Things Intruders Don't Want You To Know About Self-Monitored Security System

2) No More Expensive Security Fees

Homes without a security system are 300% more likely to be broken into and burglarized. While security systems used to be quite costly, there are now solutions on the market that are quite affordable. Unlike other home security packages on the market, BAZZ Smart Home monitoring products have no monthly subscription fees and are easy to set up. As long as there's Wi-Fi, home security is now a solution you can obtain! All of our cameras support micro SD card storage, a valuable asset when identifying possible suspects.

3) Home Invasions

In 2020, Burglaries made up about a fifth of property crimes, with approximately 66% including forcible entry. Installing BAZZ Smart Home motion sensors within your home can alert you directly on your phone when motion is detected, allowing you to act fast. Another great deterrent for unwanted visitors is outdoor security lights that will flood your property with light when motion is detected.

Read: How to Install Your Motion Sensor Effectively to Enhance Home Security

4) Remote Monitoring and Control

If you grew up with an alarm system, chances are while you were away, your parents just hoped that neighbors could hear the alarm to spring into action. Fortunately, modern home security systems like those offered by BAZZ Smart Home are connected to an app on your phone that allows you to receive real-time alerts, live stream footage, and control connected devices remotely, such as alarms or lights. Interestingly enough, the FBI reports that 83% of would-be burglars check for the presence of an alarm system before attempting a break-in! 

5) Immediate Response

Real-time alerts delivered directly to your phone give you the ability to spring into action, wherever you are. Some of BAZZ Smart Home cameras also give users the ability to communicate with others through the camera and record or take pictures from your smartphone or tablet.

What Are Common Home Security Solutions That I Need?

Now that you know the benefits of security systems, it's time to consider what types of features would best suit your needs. A home security system consists of different devices such as motion sensors, indoor and outdoor cameras, and door or window sensors. When set up correctly, these devices can work together to keep you and your loved ones safe.

1) Door/Window Sensor

What they do: alerts you when a door or window opens

What they're good for: 

  • Guarding entrances
  • Blocking kids/pets from entering areas off-limits
  • Ensuring all windows are closed before leaving home
  • Can connect to an alarm to deter intruders

2) Doorbell Camera

What they do: live streams and/or records who comes to your door and allows you to speak with them remotely from your phone even while you're away.

What they're good for:

  • Speaking with your mail carrier
  • Capturing porch thieves
  • Monitoring who comes and goes from your home

3) Motion Sensor

What they do: alerts you when motion is detected.

What they're good for: 

  • Keeping kids and pets out of dangerous areas
  • Alerting you to trespassers within your home
  • Can connect to an alarm and/or camera to deter/capture intruders

4) Water Sensor

What they do: alerts you when leaks or pooling water occurs

What they're good for: 

  • Preventing expensive water damage 
  • warning you of unknown plumbing and appliance issues
  • Can connect to an alarm

5) Smart Home Integration

What it means: combining multiple smart home devices to create a custom routine

When it can be used:

  • Turning on or off devices at specific times of the day
  • Connecting sensors to alarms 
  • Connecting cameras to lights 

6) Indoor Camera

What they do: Captures video and sends an alert to your phone when a motion is detected. 

When it can be used:

  • Keeping an eye on a loved one while you're away
  • Monitoring for intruders
  • Watch over children throughout the night
  • Ensure valuables are where they belong 

7) Outdoor Camera

What they do: lights up the surrounding area when it senses motion, allowing you to see what is outdoors. 

What they're good for: 

  • Detecting intruders before they enter your home
  • Startles unwanted animals
  • Catching your sneaky teenagers!

BAZZ Smart Home has everything you need to keep your family safe and home secure. After installation, you will be able to remotely monitor and control the devices directly through the BAZZ Smart Home app. Explore our range of smart home security products to strengthen your home’s security today!

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