Thanks to the solar eclipse darkening our skies over the Lowcountry on August 21st, 2017, area schools are opening earlier than usual this year so now is the best time to get your home’s security up to par for this year’s school year and hectic schedule.

1. Notifications Are Your Friend

There’s never been a better time for installing and/or upgrading your home security system in your home, with all of the added features and technology advancements happening in the security industry. One feature though that consistently stands out as most useful for our customers — especially those with hectic school schedules — are the text, email and push notifications for alarm system events that occur at your home.

With our iShield Mobile app, powered by, you’ll be able to setup any number of system notifications to let you know nearly every action that takes place in your home. Get notifications for doors/windows opening, doors/windows left open, system arm/disarms, arming reminders and more. You can choose any frequency and notification type — whether you prefer text, email or push notifications you’ll always stay in the loop when your family members arrive home safely.

2. Keyless Door Locks Eliminate House Key Conundrums

Ever lost your house keys or have a child or other family member lose them? This can be definitely frustrating, especially if you have to end up changing your locks. Worse yet, it can leave your loved one stranded outside until someone comes to let them in.

By having a keyless z-wave door lock installed on your front door, you’ll be able to connect it to your home’s security system, allowing you to control locking and unlocking all through the iShield Mobile app mentioned above. Keyless door locks also have a touchscreen keypad that enables you to set codes for different members of your household, which allows them to lock/unlock the door lock any time they need it.

Since your door lock integrates with your home security, you’ll also be able to get notifications on lock/unlock events, letting you know who’s home and who’s leaving the instant that event occurs.

3. Home Security Cameras For Ultimate Peace of Mind

For many of our customers, the ultimate feeling of peace of mind comes when they get a text, email or push notification and are able to pull up a live view or receive a clip from their home’s security camera system and verify the event visually.

Security cameras also allow you to see if a child or other family member brings any unwanted or uninvited guests into your home which would otherwise go unnoticed.

The school year schedule can be stressful for Lowcountry families, but with your home security & automation system setup as mentioned above you can help reduce some of those everyday worries about everyone being safe & sound at home.

Dean Rommes
Dean Rommes

Dean Rommes is the founder and owner of Charleston Security Systems. He has been working in the home and business security industry for over 18 years and specializes in video surveillance technology and cutting edge alarm monitoring services. Dean is a security fanatic and prides himself on giving his clients personalized service any time they need it.