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How to Upgrade Your Denver Burglar Alarm System

Denver burglar alarm

We all want to be the first to grab the latest technology on the market. And when it comes to the things that are most important to us, that desire grows even greater. That’s why it’s so important to consider upgrading your Denver burglar alarm system.

 

Believe it or not, home alarm systems are not a new invention—they’ve been in use for over 150 years! But, of course, we are not still using the same alarm systems our forefathers depended upon. As technology has grown, so too has our ability to keep our families and homes secure.

 

Here are some upgrades you may want to consider making to your existing alarm system.

 

Cellular Connectivity

Phone lines are an outmoded technology, so if your security system is dependent on landlines it’s time for a change. Fortunately, it is possible to take an existing Denver burglar alarm system and switch it over to cellular connectivity. Doing so will increase the reliability of your system, ensuring that emergency services are reached when they’re needed. It will also give you fast connection speeds, so if something should happen, the response will be prompt. In the event of a home burglary, that’s just what you need to help you rest easy. Another Technology Sunset is on the way so be ready to upgrade your Cellular device. Just after the recent 2G sunset the 3G sunset in the US may not be too far behind. For device manufacturers with existing devices, the impacts of these moves are less immediate but still very relevant. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that it will cease to support 3G devices and CDMA  devices on its network by the end of 2020.

 

Smart Home Technology 

Even if your alarm system is already relatively advanced, you may be able to enhance it with smart home technology. You could control your system’s arming and disarming from your smartphone—even use it to connect to cameras that provide a view of your house. While some older alarm systems are not able to incorporate this new technology, there is a possibility that yours can, so talk to your provider and see what’s available.  

 

Your friends at Max Security Denver are here to help you make the most of your home security. Get in touch with us today and we guarantee you’ll rest easier tonight.

Burglar Alarm Facts

65% of burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm. Most burglars do not want to risk encountering someone so they will try your home when you’re most likely to be at work. The most common hours for a burglary to occur are between 10am-3pm. Denver Burglaries are on the rise so be diligent.

Insurance Benefits for having a Security System

WHY HAVE AN ALARM? If no one is going to show up when your house is broken into, why bother paying the monthly fee? One reason is that insurance companies offer discounts for security systems. The percentage varies depending on the sophistication of the system.

The Insurance Information Institute says the average discount is 15 to 20 percent. On our homeowner’s policy, the discount savings amounted to $221.93 a year. A study released last year by the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University found that the real value of security systems was that they protected entire neighborhoods. The study, which focused on Newark from 2001 to 2005, found that residential break-ins decreased as the density of alarms in an area increased.

In other words, the more people paying that monthly monitoring fee on your street, the more likely a burglar is not going to take a chance that a police officer is right around the corner.

Home Security Tips

A study conducted by the University of North Carolina found that most burglars try to determine if a home has a security system before breaking in. That same study said that they would deliberately avoid homes if they knew it had a security system, and would immediately flee if those systems sounded an audible alarm. Be sure to advertise your security system in readily-visible spots in both your front and back yards. Make sure your system also comes with an audible alarm as well.

25 percent of burglars reported cutting telephone or alarm wires before they broke into the home, in an effort to foil alarm systems. An ESA member company can design and install a wireless system that operates using cellular signals, which eliminates the risk of disabling a system by cutting wires.

 

Drones and Security Issues

Drone Security

Consumer drones are readily available for just a couple of hundred dollars and flown by anyone, with no prior training and without a license. Thus, the problem of drones in restricted airspace has become an increasing concern. Given the large physical area these restricted airspaces cover, simply being able to identify a nearby drone has proven challenging. Recent developments in drone detection technology mean that anyone wanting to secure a perimeter in 2018 will have to take into account the threat from above.

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