Whether you’re a homeowner in Mt Pleasant, Summerville, North Charleston, Kiawah Island, Daniel Island or anywhere else in the Lowcountry, understanding if you need a new home security system is an important item to check off your list no matter where you live.
To help you determine whether you should get a security system for your home, condo or apartment, here are 5 quick questions to ask yourself to see if they apply to your particular situation:
1. Is There Crime In Your Area?
Have you noticed or heard about any crime in or around your neighborhood? As mentioned in our previous post, 60% of burglars opt to avoid homes with home security systems.
Be proactive and don’t wait until something happens to ramp up you home’s security.
2. Do You Host Overnight Guests?
If you’re like many homeowners here in Charleston, you may rent your home out during the months you’re not living here in the Lowcountry. By having a modern home security system installed, you’ll have the ability to add a keyless, smart door lock that will allow you to control & monitor access to your home from anywhere you have an internet connection.
3. Do You Have Packages Left On Your Doorstep?
Having a service like Amazon Prime or any other delivery-type service is a great way to get everything you need delivered right to your front door. However, those packages are prime targets if they’re left there when you’re not home.
With your home security system, you’ll have the ability to keep your packages away from theives by having the ability to let the delivery person place your package in your home or garage.
First, view the delivery person with a video door bell, then open the door with your smart door lock.
Once they’ve dropped off the package, lock your door and arm your alarm and you’ll never have to worry about package thieves again.
4. Have You Ever Forgotten To Lock Your Door Or Lost Your Keys?
With a smart home security system, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to lock your doors again. Set reminders with your system to alert you when your system isn’t armed by a certain time and with the smart door lock mentioned above, you’ll almost never have the need for your front door keys again.
5. Do You Have Children (Or Are Planning To?)
If you have children that come home from school or have babysitters watch your young ones while you’re away, home security cameras are a great way to monitor both and you can rest easy knowing everyone’s safe and where they need to be.