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3 Things You Might Not Know About Wireless Alarm Systems

Wireless alarm systems have become the preferred home alarm systems for homeowners across the country. Their ease of installation and low maintenance costs allow you to have the best protection without spending a lot of money. While most wireless systems seem simple at the core, they have a ton of capabilities that many people don’t take advantage of. They don’t take advantage because they don’t know, or in other cases the alarm companies don’t advertise or offer the specific features to their customers. These often unknown features or options help save money, ease your daily life, and better protect your family.

Home Energy Management & Automation

While home automation and home energy management is gaining popularity many homeowners fail to recognize that they can use their wireless alarm system as a hub for automating the home. You can connect wireless home automation devices such as modules for lighting, a thermostat, door locks, garage door openers, and others and control them using your alarm system’s Control Panel. If your wireless system has cellular monitoring, you can even control your home automation devices from your smartphone or a computer allowing to manage your home in real time. These services don’t cost an arm and a leg either. Most monthly monitoring plans with home automation added on run between $40-$50 per month.

Do It Yourself Installation of Wireless Alarm Systems

Just as home automation is becoming increasingly popular, so installing wireless alarm systems yourself. For many years the alarm company would come out to your home to install the system. This increased the overall costs to the customers a lot of the time, and many companies still employ this method. However, there are a number of alarm companies such as Protect America, FrontPoint Security, and LifeShield Security that are now offering DIY systems exclusively. Not only does it take less time to install, you don’t need to pay an installer to do it. This ultimately saves money on the overall cost of the system and the monthly monitoring fees. DIY wireless alarm systems are quick, easy, and affordable.

Geo-Location Services

Geo-location services are a lesser known and fairly new offering. Some alarm companies such as FrontPoint Security offer what are called “geo-services” with some of their monitoring plans. These services allow you to set up parameters around your home so that your alarm system completes a task automatically. For instance, you set up an alert on your phone that you want the alarm system to arm itself when you leave the house. The geo-services normally work off of your home Wi-Fi, so when you leave the Wi-Fi area our alarm system will automatically arm. This can also work the other way around. Geo-services are a neat way to make your life a little easier every day.


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