Changing Your Home Security as Lifestyles Change
Choosing a home security system is done with the thought that it stays with us for a long time. Most of these home alarm systems have a lifespan of 10, 15, or even 20 years with good maintenance. However, that does not mean that an older system stays as effective. It becomes less possible to update your security system as the software ages out. In addition to that fact, it is a rare instance where a family’s lifestyle would remain the same for that many years. As our circumstances change, so should our home security system. Why pay for the security that is no longer needed or go without additional items that are now necessary? As the family grows and changes, so should the home security system.
Single and Renting
Just because you are moving out on your own doesn’t mean you don’t need to protect your belongings. No contract security systems exist that are wireless and flexible in placement. When renting, you definitely want home security devices that are non-invasive and do not require wires or drilling holes. Depending on your landlord, some allow keyless locks and video doorbells to be put in place temporarily. Especially in an apartment situation, this proves to be valuable for keeping an eye on your front door. Indoor wireless cameras also keep you alerted to any activity when you are not home with your smartphone app. Although not a homeowner, there are still plenty of options out there to keep your residence safe.
Married with Family
Now that you have settled into a home and have a family, your security needs have become more expansive. With more responsibility, you feel more worried about keeping the family safe. Not only do you still have the inside and outside cameras, but there are also some extras that come in handy. A new baby usually moves us to put a camera in the nursery. Many families have found that door and window contacts serve in more than one capacity. These small contact sensors are also handy on drawers, cabinets, or anything else that you want to keep small hands away from. Smartphone alerts let you know if a particular room door or cabinet opens, and you can follow up quickly. Alarm monitoring is very important for when you are away or not able to follow up on the security system alerts.
The Senior Years
At this time in life, the kids are gone, and the house has become calm. Now, you are back to focusing on your own safety and protecting years of belongings. Something that starts to come into the picture is your kids now worrying about you. They may want to get included as part of your home security system so that they are able to check in on you. With smart home devices, the grown children become assistants in making sure lights are out and the doors are locked.
As we age, we tend to become more accident-prone. Having a panic button placed in spots such as the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen where there may be an emergency is helpful. There are also panic pendants to wear on the person in case of a fall or other immediate need. Alarm monitoring allows you to speak with a live person through your control panel when needing emergency service.
Stay Updated to Fit Your Needs
No matter what stage in your life you are at, there are home security options to fit it. At CRS Home Services, we are here to make your home safe and comfortable. Give us a call and let us know what you need. Our years of experience in the security industry allow us to provide the best choices for you and your home. Keeping your home security system up-to-date is vital for the best protection. Find out more by contacting us today!