6 Reasons to Consider Upgrading Your Home Security System

April 20, 2023 2:51 pm

If you have a home security system, you are already one step ahead of many homeowners. Technology is always advancing, and it is important to make sure your home security system is up to date to provide proper security to your family and property. The last thing you want is unreliable security to protect your family and all your possessions and valuables. Having an up-to-date home security system provides many benefits for you and your family; here are some valuable reasons why you should consider upgrading your system.

Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Alarm System

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Technology continues to advance to keep your home safe and secure. Here are our top reasons to consider upgrading your home security system.

1. Peace of Mind

The average life expectancy for the electronic components in your system is around 10 years. If your current home security system is coming up on its 10th anniversary, you aren’t required to change your system, but it should be considered. Keeping life safety systems updated ensures they function properly during a break-in or when detecting suspicious activity.

Ultimately, knowing your home alarm system is fully functional will provide peace of mind concerning yourself, your family, your pets and your property while you are away or sleeping.

2. Modern Communications Technology

A critical element in system information processing is how data is received in our Monitoring Center. Modern technology is now equipped with cellular radio or IP connections, providing higher communication reliability with unmatched speed — essential components in security detection.

This technology is consistently supervised, meaning the communicator’s integrity is always monitored in case of a device malfunction — unlike a phone line where that path’s integrity cannot be monitored. We can also make remote adjustments to your system to add codes or give you a current diagnosis.

3. Remote Alarm Management

Using a cellular or IP communicator provides the ability and convenience to arm or disarm your system while you’re away from home. Having remote access to your alarm system can calm that nagging suspicion that you forgot to arm it before you left. No matter where you are, you can check your system status, confirm it is engaged and set it if not — all without turning around and returning home.

This application feature also allows you to see who has armed or disarmed the system — such as a sibling, family member, cleaning person, babysitter or whoever else has access to your code. Help your kids or trusted visitors get into your house with ease if they arrive before you are home.

4. Wireless Technologies

Today’s technology can now work with a wireless detection option for your home. This solution allows updates or detection enhancements without the standard wiring installation.

Additionally, these wireless devices are fully supervised, providing flexibility for adding or locating devices in ideal spaces around your home for effective performance. Wireless home alarm systems are also more aesthetically pleasing without the need for cord management.

5. Lifestyle Conveniences

Your home alarm system is not limited to protecting your property from intruders. Wireless technology — or Z Wave — can control multiple features in your home, including thermostats, lighting fixtures and locks. By linking these features to your home alarm system, you can access them remotely or set them to work automatically while you are at work or on vacation.

6. You Don’t Use a Monitored Alarm System

If you don’t have a home security system at all, consider investing in a quality monitored alarm system. Today, home security systems have advanced to be effective in keeping you, your family, and your possessions safe. Here are some of the top benefits of using a home security system:

  • Saves Lives: This is one of the most apparent reasons for a home security system. Everyone wants to keep their family safe from danger. A security system not only can save keep your family safe, but also helps protect valuable items, such as jewelry, electronics or irreplaceable family heirlooms. A security system will sound and notify local authorities if a home invasion occurs.
  • Allows remote control: When you are not home, an alarm system can allow you to monitor what is happening from a remote location. Most security systems offer control of thermostats, door locks, lighting and more.
  • Discourages crime: If burglars notice you have an alarm system, there is a decreased chance they will try to break in. This reduced possibility can also protect your surrounding neighbors and create a safer community overall.
  • Offers fire or gas security: You can link your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to your security system and receive notifications if one goes off when you are not home.
  • Provides peace of mind: Installing a security system can allow you to rest easy while at home or out of town, knowing your system will help keep you safe around the clock. Updated security systems not only protect your family and property from crime, but can also alert you about fires, natural gas, carbon monoxide, and water leaks quickly so you can truly have peace of mind when you are away or asleep.

Upgrade Your Security With Lexington Alarm Systems

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At Lexington Alarm Systems, your safety and peace of mind are our top priorities. We have worked hard over the last 45 years to design, install and upgrade home security systems with current and advanced technologies.

Our office is located in Woburn, Massachusetts, and we are passionate about serving all of our communities by providing them with long-lasting and effective security alarm systems. Contact us today to request a quote or learn more about our home security systems and find out why we are the top alarm monitoring company in Massachusetts.



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