It's the holiday season, and online orders are through the roof! With many of us primarily shopping online, and having to work during the day, there needs to be a way to protect those online orders when they arrive.
On top of worrying about your packages, many of us need to prepare for guests that may be staying through the new year.
Needless to say, your front door will be a busy place until the first week of January, so it's a good time to get a system in place. Sophisticated burglars will "case" your house; knocking on the door asking if a friend is there, or stating they were looking for a particular house in the neighborhood just to take a peek in your home. This also lets them know who's home, whether there are times when no one will be home, what's inside, and how secure your home is (see the "Wet Bandits" from Home Alone).
How does smart security safeguard you? Our smart home security technology helps deter dishonest visitors and makes it easier for you to verify who's at your door without putting yourself at risk. With smart, connected video technology, it can even help law enforcement catch a burglar.
Safeguard 1: Answer the door without opening it
An Alarm.com-powered doorbell camera is a safer and smarter way to find out who's at the door. When a visitor rings the bell, you can see them in HD video to visually verify them, and have a voice conversation with them via your smartphone. There's no need to open the door, which makes it easier to politely but firmly end the conversation if a visitor seems suspicious. In fact, you don't even need to reveal whether you're home or not. You can use your doorbell camera when you're home, at work, or anywhere else—making your home appear occupied even when it isn't.
Safeguard 2: The smart home security deterrent
Even before you answer your doorbell camera, there's a strong chance of your Alarm.com-powered security system stopping a burglar in his tracks. Most burglars check for security systems when they're looking for homes to target, and 60 percent of them will completely avoid a home that has one (source).
Safeguard 3: Fast video awareness with easy sharing
Your Alarm.com-powered security cameras are a particularly effective deterrent because they help law enforcement track burglars down. Unlike old video monitoring technology, Alarm.com can alert you immediately when your cameras catch a motion-triggered clip of a visitor.
It's easy to download the clip to your smartphone, and you can forward the footage as easily as sending a photo. If you think you've captured a dishonest visitor on video, your local police department will be pleased to receive the footage. Burglars often return to the same neighborhood over and over, and a video clip can be the breakthrough that police need to identify and catch them.
Video surveillance options with American Defense Systems and Alarm.com provide visibility of your front door, year round. Call today to learn about our special end of year offer, providing a video surveillance solution, and smart security setup for no money down. Call us at 877-287-3077 today to learn more, and ask about our "GET SANTA" promotion. This limited time offer ends December 31st, 2018, so call or click today!