Many of us would agree there’s no place like home. It’s where you raise a family, create happy memories, and go to sleep at night. Naturally, we want to protect our home from anything that might impact the family’s safety and security.
While a back to base security system can be one of the most reliable ways to monitor your property, new technology has created additional options that allow you to keep an eye on your home in real-time. Video cameras, motion sensors, detectors and patrols can all add value to the security matrix.
Below are five effective ways ADT Security can help to monitor the home:
1: Back to base security systems
The most effective way to monitor the home is with a professionally installed, back to base security system. At ADT Security, every customer enjoys the peace of mind of 24/7 back to base monitoring which comes as a standard across all of our security packages. The 24/7 Security Response Centre employs trained professionals who can provide immediate support all day and night. If your alarm is triggered, you will instantly be notified. If you’re unable to be reached, your nominated contact person and, if necessary, emergency services will be contacted. Our call centre provides an extra layer of protection, particularly when you’re away from home.
2: Live streaming cameras
For those keen to take their home security to the next level, live streaming cameras have become increasingly popular. Indoor and outdoor cameras provide instant visual reassurance and are an ideal monitoring solution for all sorts of situations, such as keeping an eye on pets, checking the kids have returned home from school or making sure that elderly relatives are okay. Live streaming cameras are also useful for travellers, with the ability to access real-time vision from home via ADT’s mobile app at anytime from anywhere. Cameras are available as part of the ADT Interactive Security package or as optional add-ons to an existing system.
While motion sensors and door contacts come as a standard component with all ADT Security systems, they are generally installed to monitor the home’s main entry points and windows. However, these sensors can also be beneficial to monitor other parts of the home and may be installed as optional extras to help detect unwanted motion or stop someone accessing a restricted part of the home. For example, a door contact could be installed on the liquor and medicine cabinets (issuing an alert via the ADT app when the cupboard has been opened). New PIR motion sensors are also available to detect motion, and will take and send a photo when the detector is triggered, providing proof of an incident if required.
4: Mobile app
The proliferation of smart devices has resulted in apps for almost everything including home security. ADT customers can now control their alarm system through the ADT Security app which can be accessed at anytime, from anywhere in the world. The app helps to monitor the home by sending you a notification when the alarm system has been triggered. It can also be programmed to send an alert whenever someone arms or disarms the alarm, or you can simply check the status of your alarm system. If you’re away on holiday and a friend is coming over to feed your pet, you can remotely disarm the alarm for them and then switch it back on when they leave.
5: Patrol cars
Authorising ADT Security to send a patrol car can be a reassuring service, particularly if you’re far from home and you receive a notification that your alarm system has been triggered. If the patrol car arrives to find evidence of a burglary, they can call the police on your behalf. This service can be particularly beneficial for those who travel frequently or are planning an extended holiday. While everyone’s individual needs and risk levels will vary depending on their personal circumstances, for a small monthly fee, ADT customers have the option to upgrade their monitored home security plan to include up to three patrol car responses per year.
When considering your home security and monitoring needs, it’s always advisable to consult an expert for a comprehensive and professional assessment. ADT employs fully qualified and licenced technicians to install security systems, which are customised to suit each home’s individual layout and the lifestyle needs of its occupants.