In this last part of our 3 part Charleston home security system review, we take a look at one thing that often gets overlooked when it comes to home security systems: who has access to your system?
When you think about who has access to your home alarm system, you may believe it’s only you, your wife (or husband) and maybe your kids. But do you remember giving your access code to your neighbor while you were on vacation to watch your house? How about your plumber or pest or insect exterminator? Now think about how many people they may have told – the number may surprise you.
The best step in limiting the number of people who have access to your home’s burglar alarm system is simple – limit the number of people who you give access to. When you do have to give access to a plumber, exterminator and so on, keep in mind that most systems allow you create temporary access codes that allow them to only be used once or on particular days. Contact your burglar alarm system installer in Charleston if you’re not sure about how to set up temporary access codes.
Consider your home’s access codes in the same sense as your ATM pin number. How many people have you given your ATM pin number to? Odds are NOBODY. Realistically, it’s hard not to give access to your home security system for a number of reasons, but if you’re responsible with your codes, you’ll be doing your best to keep your home and family safe.