As a busy professional, it’s critical to maximize every minute of the day. Most likely you already struggle to find an ideal balance between work and family responsibilities. Worrying about the safety of your home adds yet another piece to the equation. You don’t want to leave a meeting or rush out of a conference call because you can’t remember if you locked the back door on your way to the office. Secure your residence with a home security system to give yourself peace of mind and to free up time for more important tasks.

Choose a complete home security system

Wireless technology enables modern home security systems to offer a wide range of security features including motion detectors and sensors, video cameras, and smart home features (i.e. remote window and door controls). Selecting a modern wireless system with comprehensive security features ensures your home is fully protected around the clock. When you’re at work and the system detects unusual activity, your home security provider will contact the local authorities automatically. The faster the response time, the less likely it is that a criminal will do severe damage.

Minimize fire and smoke damage and carbon monoxide leaks

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are available separately or as part of a home security system. Detectors within a security system offer more features and have the capacity to contact the proper authorities in the event of an incident. It takes a mere 30 seconds for a small flame to burst into a full blown fire. As carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, most people are unaware of a leak until carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms present. Reaching the authorities as soon as danger occurs minimizes the risk of damage to the property and its inhabitants.

Monitor your home with video surveillance

When you’re away from your home for long stretches of the day or for days on end while traveling, it may be tough to focus because you’re concerned about your house. Digital video surveillance systems boast distributed intelligence, which monitors the feed to detect activities, events, and other specified behavior, using movement recognition patterns. When the system picks up something unusual, it generates an alert and sends it to the security provider, which is ideal for busy professionals. Video surveillance also allows you to check in personally at any hour of the day or night. Log into the system from any computer with internet access and view live footage or access archived footage. In addition to watching for potential criminal activity, you’ll be able to keep an eye on your children and pets.

Reduce the incidence of a daytime break in

Most home burglaries take place during the day when busy professionals are at work and their kids are at school, significantly reducing the chances of getting caught. Thieves target neighborhoods where they know most people are gone during the day. With few observers around, it’s unlikely a neighbor will make a call to the police. When you leave for work in the morning, make sure to lock the doors and windows and arm the security system.

1st Alarm caters to busy professionals across the state of Texas. With offices in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Abilene, El Paso, and San Angelo, it’s easy to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. Call us today to learn more about our home security solutions.

If you are considering adding a security system or a security camera to your home or business, contact 1st Alarm today. We are conveniently located in Abilene TX, Amarillo TX, El Paso TX, Lubbock TX, Midland TX / Odessa TX and San Angelo TX.  We have the expertise and technology to help you secure your premises at an affordable price.  Let us help you with all of your security needs for your business and your home.  Call 800-276-5559 today.  Request a Quote online or come by our office nearest you.