Smart Locks for Smarter Security Systems: Twelve Tips from Alarm.com for New Homeowners and Recent Movers | Company
TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 8, 2022–
Since many homeowners have recently moved or are currently moving or renovating, there are items for the home planning list beyond appliances and furniture. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, between July 2020 and June 2021, the share of first-time home buyers increased from 31% to 34%. For seasoned homeowners or those taking out a mortgage for the first time, Alarm.com offers 12 tips to help protect the investment in the new home.
Connected home security system
A smart home security system from Alarm.com offers peace of mind, protection for the whole family, and the ability to stay connected and monitor the home from the app. Whether it’s wireless contact sensors for doors and windows, video cameras with alerts and live streaming, security devices such as connected smoke detectors or a smart water valve that provides alerts and shutdown measures to protect against freezing, leaks and bursts, a smart appliance security system protects and manages the whole house.
A smart thermostat can make your home more energy efficient and start saving energy right away. As it is connected to the security system, a smart thermostat knows exactly when people are home or not, which guarantees savings. It also has additional ways to save energy, such as setting its own temperature if a window is left open while the air conditioning is on.
When moving house, changing locks should be at the top of the list, whether it’s a new construction or an already owned home. For an easier and more secure way to control the comings and goings of workers, babysitters or dog walkers, install connected smart locks, to let in trusted visitors from a distance without having to hide a spare key . Additionally, a video doorbell allows homeowners to verify the person at the door through live video on the Alarm.com app.
New blinds or window treatments
Enhance the ambiance (and privacy) of the home with window treatments or blinds, especially for bedrooms and other spaces that need more privacy. Blinds can also help insulate window rooms from drafts and keep rooms warmer during the winter months.
It’s a good idea to have several fire extinguishers on hand throughout the house, in case of a small fire emergency. Having one of these potentially life-saving devices and knowing how to use it could make a huge difference.
Connected smoke alarms
Smart, connected alarms work together to alert anyone who may be in different areas of the home. A smart system will also contact the authorities immediately for help.
First aid kit
Get a first aid kit before unpacking or renovations begin in case there are any bumps or bruises along the way.
It’s a rite of passage for every homeowner to buy a tool kit to fix everything on the to-do list around the house. Add one to the shopping checklist.
Don’t wait for the lights to go out to buy multiple flashlights. Don’t forget to keep them in easy-to-find places in the house in case of a power outage, and don’t forget to store (or charge) the batteries.
Keep appliances and electronics plugged in safely with surge protectors. Plus, installing smart outlets around the house is another quick and easy way to save energy. Appliances like televisions, game consoles and coffee machines still consume power even when turned off if plugged in. Smart plugs eliminate waste by shutting off power to these devices when not in use. Use the Alarm.com app or a voice-activated scene to schedule them to turn off at night.
Indoor and outdoor video cameras
Consider installing outdoor motion sensor lights for added security and convenience. Keep an even better eye on your home, inside and out, with connected home CCTV cameras. Customize video alerts to focus on people, vehicles, animals and know if it’s a creature or something more serious.
Outdoor storage protection
Outdoor space can be a big part of a home or renovation investment and there are ways to protect the lawn mower, grill or boat. Specialized outdoor contact sensors work with a connected home security system to protect freestanding structures. When attached to a door or hangar door, these rugged sensors send an alert of movement.
Systems powered by Alarm.com are professionally monitored in the event of an emergency and feature proactive intelligence that immediately begins protecting home and family. For more information, visit https://alarm.com/moving to connect with a service provider in the area who can customize a plan for home and family.
Alarm.com is the leading platform for smartly connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com’s technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management and wellness solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the world. . Common stock of Alarm.com trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol ALRM. For more information, visit alarm.com.
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