Alarm Company's Ultimate Guide for Smart Security Systems
Updated: Feb 23
In the past, humans were perhaps smarter than the technology available. Now, with the advent of the computer, everything we deal with daily is “smart”. There are smartphones, smart TVs, and even smart cars that can drive themselves.
One of the latest trends is the “smart home” or business. As safety and security for our homes and businesses become more and more of a necessity, the utilization of a smart security system has become vital.
The use of a surveillance system that employs security cameras to monitor what is occurring on your property is an important feature of a home or business security system. Securing the services of a professional monitoring company will guarantee that your property is safe at all times.
Most importantly, with these systems, you can access the monitoring devices remotely from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. Some of the things you can do are unlock the door and disarm the security system for a visitor or employee. The system may also have a motion detector that will alert you of any suspicious movements inside or outside the property.
4 Major Benefits Of Having Home Security Systems
Smart security systems provide a professional monitoring plan from a set of internet-connected devices. It often includes motion sensors, door and window sensors, security cameras, smart lock, ring alarm systems, and other security systems as part of the smart home integration.
These are the benefits of having smart home devices:
A smart home security system offers added protection to businesses or your home. Home security systems are mostly built-in with outdoor security cameras such as a doorbell camera equipped with motion detectors.
And by protection, we also mean these systems will help deter intruders and burglars. The alarm system will detect any suspicious movements, scare off burglars, and notify you through your devices.
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Home security systems offer modern automation that is convenient for self-monitoring as well as energy savings. So, while you are away, these alarm systems are focused on keeping your house monitored 24/7.
You can connect them to home automation devices such as Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can customize the settings to your liking and monitor them remotely.
Real-Time Security System
A smart security system has a wide range of features that helps secure your home. It can detect and alert unusual and suspicious movements quickly, resulting in fewer injuries, thefts, and even fatalities. You may receive a notification from the alarm system to your smart devices.
The smart locks and contact sensors will immediately alert if a door or window is left ajar or unlocked, keeping would-be trespassers or other undesirable guests at bay. If young children wander into any potentially unsafe locations, smart motion sensors and detection provide further peace of mind for parents and caregivers.
Flexible Professional Installation
Equipped with the newest wireless gadgets, these smart security systems increase the level of flexibility that adds extra convenience in setting up your security systems, such as your wireless cameras and motion sensors.
In addition, aside from its flexibility in installation and placing, you can also access them anywhere. Whether you are on a trip or at work, the smart security system can be viewed from a program or an application that you can monitor.
[Related: The Ultimate Home Security Alarm Installation Guide]
Security Systems for Home
B&W Fire Security uses the Lyric Home Security System by Honeywell which features a modern style smart controller. It has many important features including a smart keypad, a camera that will snap photos, and a microphone for voice control.
Indicator lights flash red when the alarm is triggered, and green when the system is deactivated. In addition, it offers heating control and water leak detection options. All of which can be controlled remotely using the Lyric app.
The app uses geofencing technology to know when you're home or away, so you can control your Lyric devices from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet, ensuring your home is secure.
The Lyric Family works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Alexa Google Assistant, and others, to take care of your home comforts and keep your home connected.
Security Systems for Businesses
From small businesses to large multi-site corporations, our integrated security solutions help keep public facilities safer and more secure. These scalable solutions are the foundation of integrated energy management and security plans.
B&W uses Honeywell’s comprehensive portfolio of building automation systems to allow owners and managers to select the best solution for their specific needs. These cutting-edge solutions are the building blocks that enable buildings to be smarter, safer, and more efficient.
B&W utilizes COPS (Central Office Processing Services) Monitoring, a national company known for its leading-edge technology, personal service, and fast response times. With 38 years of service to the community, they have a central monitoring station right here in Arizona.
Should you DIY?
We have many customers who set out to install their own DIY systems but call us when they realize that getting a smart system up and running can be challenging, especially when there are multiple components involved and the internet configuration can be taxing. You can always give it a try! We are here to help if you run into problems.
Smart Systems are Smart Thinking
Smart Security Systems can make all the difference in today's world and give peace of mind that your home or business is protected. Whether it is designing, installing, updating, maintaining, or monitoring your security system, B&W Fire Security Systems does it all!