These days technology is making our life increasingly convenient. One way that it is doing this is by allowing us to control many things about our home from an app on our mobile phone. This means that if you’re able to select the right alarm system software that you can control much of its functionality and monitoring regardless of where you are as long as you have phone service. It is even possible to get what is known as a smart security system which will be fully customizable and comes with do-it-yourself kits as well as professional setups that include complete installation and monitoring.
Should You Get A Self Monitoring System Or Professional Monitoring?
One of the biggest decisions that you will need to make when selecting the right alarm system software is whether or not you want the ability to monitor yourself from anywhere that you have phone service, or if you want a professional company that monitors your home or office 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will either dispatch their own security or contact local police or emergency services when an alarm sounds. Depending on your situation, either of these can be a great choice.
When selecting a system you need to think about whether or not you’re going to be somewhere where you can regularly monitor and check if an alarm goes off. If you are going to be inside of the U.S. or even somewhere abroad where you have consistent phone service and you want the ability to monitor yourself, then this might be a good choice for you. If you work long hours but are generally in the same area and home most nights, then this too could be a good choice for you.
If you’re away from your home and either because you lack the time or because you’re traveling in places where you just cannot consistently monitor your home or office, then you may want to select a professional monitoring system that gives you 24/7 service. This will come at a premium price but if you want the ultimate gold standard in securities monitoring, then this is considered to be that gold standard.
Do-It-Yourself Monitoring Through Wi-Fi
Regardless of your particular situation and the size of your home or office, almost anyone can give great protection to your valuables with a do-it-yourself program and alarm system software. These systems will come with a motion detector, sensors that will be placed on all doors and windows, and a main hub that helps wireless devices communicate using Wi-Fi or another protocol like Zigbee. Most of these systems will allow for you to add as many sensors as is necessary for your home or office and the system can also include Co and smoke detectors, sirens, and even surveillance cameras.
It’s typically recommended that someone using a do-it-yourself system have video recording on an SD card or use a system that offers cloud storage. If you are looking to do it on a budget, then you’ll want to use video that is stored locally. These are some of the main features to consider when making your selection.