Living in a gated community means better security just by way of a gate. The only unfortunate part is that having a gate says to the world that you have something worth protecting. And of course you do! So what should you do to ensure that your belongings stay safe in your home? Invest in thorough security!
First and foremost, cameras are a vital part of security. If you’re going to protect your home, there’s no method that’s complete without them. They can alert you of movement, be monitored from your phone or by professionals, and are valuable evidence. Claims of theft are heavily substantiated by camera footage.
Not only are cameras incredibly useful in the case of a break-in, they’re fantastic deterrents as well. A large percentage of burglars won’t attempt to break in if they see functional cameras guarding doorways.
Keep your cameras guarding all ground-floor entrances. A good viewpoint can save you money as you won’t need as many cameras. Just keep in mind, a closer position relative to each entry is more likely to give you detailed footage.
Following cameras, alarms are the next most important thing, though the ideal security system would have both. Having an alarm system in place will alert you promptly if someone tries to break in. You can arm your doors, your windows, and any other places where motion shouldn’t happen without your say-so.
When you come home and come inside, you can disarm your alarm with a short PIN. A burglar with no idea what the code is will trigger an alarm. If you control your alarm from an app on your phone or tablet, it will alert you through the app that something is happening at home.
A great way to make a burglar think twice about targeting your home is installing flood lights around the perimeter of your home. Motion sensing flood lights will illuminate suspicious people attempting to break in under the cover of night. They might save you from waking up to your efficient alarm system by not having it tripped at all.
A hugely valuable asset in a gated community is an intercom system. Having an intercom on your gate will make communicating with visitors a breeze. Connect to the intercom through an app and chat with visitors. You can turn away solicitors, invite in guests and family, and make sure only safe people are invited onto your property. The security benefit of using an intercom is that your whereabouts remain unspecified. Regardless, a burglar is best-off assuming you’re in your home. They won’t break in if they believe you to be right in the living room – even if you’re really across town in your office chair.
And last, but certainly not least, control everything right from your pocket. These days, security is made to work alongside our smartphones and tablets. Because of that, you can use your phone to arm or disarm your alarm system. Check on your camera footage from across town. You can even answer the intercom from miles away! The convenience of combining security and electronics has made it that much easier to protect your home and family. Give us a call if you want to know more.
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After moving into a new home, we needed a reliable security system to keep our family safe. We contacted Gabriel for a full alarm system, home automation, and security cameras. He met with us in person to ensure we understood the services and how everything worked. As an engineer by trade, Gabriel gave us comfort in his expertise and superior knowledge in the field. No sales pitch, just honest work and guidance on how to best protect our home. We now have a top of the line system, apps installed on our mobile devices to monitor our home, and peace of mind that we are TRULY safe and getting the value of our investment. If I ever have a question, Gabriel quickly responds to my emails and is always extremely helpful. Hiring Engineered Alarm Solutions to protect our home was the best decision we could have made.
Several years ago, I hired Engineered Alarm Solutions Inc. (EAS) to install a Monitored Alarm System, Security Cameras, and Home Automation (Deadbolts, Thermostat, Lighting Control, etc.) in our new home. When we purchased the home, it came with a pre-existing security system that was frustrating to use, had recurrent false alarm issues, and we needed to find a new company to install a reliable and better quality system. Our experience with EAS was extremely positive and we have been pleased ever since. This month, my parent's home was broken into at night, while they were home sleeping. The next morning we knew exactly who to call. Within that same week, Gabriel had completed a site visit at their home, assessed the areas of weakness, and provided a price quote. We were also able to schedule an install date quickly. My parents are in their 80s and not technically-savvy. EAS made the system hi-tech for security purposes, but yet manageable for them. In particular, EAS installed a "panic button" in their bedroom that will alert the police/fire if there is a future emergency. I am also able to remotely view their cameras and Arm/Disarm their Alarm System from our i-Phones. This is a great way to ensure their safety from afar. Very satisfied once again with Gabriel and his team. Highly recommend!
From initial contact until completed installation Engineered Alarm Solutions Incorporated were outstanding. I was provided with several options to choose from. A professional technician installed a new system in my home within 2 days of making the decision to upgrade my home security system. The service was prompt and the installation went ahead without issue. The price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to install a security system. Art Davis Toronto
I would like to thank the whole team at Engineered Alarm Solutions for giving us such a great experience! Everyone was very helpful throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend them to everyone.