Are you trying to pick the right Home Alarm? If you are moving into a new home or trying to manage the kids, it can be a frustrating process
Take your time when choosing a home alarm, The cheapest can be more expensive in the long run, so it’s important to consider all your options
Choosing the right system will set you up for years of peace of mind, with a huge range of benefits you may not expect. Choose badly, however, and you can leave yourself unprotected, or lumbered with an expensive inconvenience for years.
We have created a checklist to help you choose the best home alarm system.
These days there are plenty of home security systems to choose from and most have a simple app that will alert you to what is happening in your home. A consideration here when choosing a home alarm is, are you going to be on call to deal with every alert when activity is triggered in your home. If you choose a system that can have professional monitoring, you can have peace of mind knowing some else is monitoring your home all the time when an event is triggered
For home security, you should choose a system that gives you the option of professional monitoring, You want a company and system that lets you choose. All GoKonnect Smart Home Alarm systems give you this option
In an emergency, the system proactively alerts a 24-7 monitoring station, where security professionals are on hand—day and night—to contact the gardai and fire emergency services
Don’t get us wrong: smartphone alerts are great – especially GoKonnect Smart Notifications
With an ecosystem of security sensors, and a cloud ‘brain’ to process the information they gather, our technology understands what’s happening at home and whether you need to know about it. That way, you don’t get swamped with alerts about everyday activity.
For example, if you want an alert when your son arrives home from school—but not every time someone opens your front door—you can create a ‘disarm’ alert for your security system that only your son’s four-digit user code can trigger.
While old-fashioned home security systems can inconvenience you, a modern system makes life easier.
Look for features that easily allow you to integrate smart home control. A GoKonnect powered smart lock, connected to your system, makes it easy to let the right people in without compromising security.
Your kids can have a permanent user code, while trusted visitors can have restricted user codes that only work between certain times, or which expire after a set time. No more keeping track of spare keys!
You can also automate things for convenience. For example, you can have your Home Alarm system disarm and your hallway lights come on when you open your smart lock. You can even create an ‘arriving home’ scene button in your app that does it all with one command.
It’s better to deter a crime than to solve one after the fact. The right home Alarm system makes your home a highly unattractive target to a burglar.
Look for a Home Alarm system that incorporates visible deterrents like Smart outdoor security cameras and a doorbell camera. Most burglars check for security cameras and avoid homes that have them.
You can also include smart lighting on your front porch, programmed to turn on when the sun sets every day. It can also turn on when your doorbell camera detects motion, ensuring that after-dark intruders find themselves in the spotlight.
The best home security systems don’t just protect you from crime: they protect your family from everyday dangers too.
Contact sensors inside your home can give you early awareness when kids get into forbidden areas like the garage. Even if you don’t set up alerts for these areas, Alarm.com can still protect you. Our AI software learns activity patterns over time, and sends you Unexpected Activity alerts when unusual events occur.
When assessing a Home Security system, pay close attention to how it communicates and sends emergency signals to the professional monitoring center. Some systems use phone lines, or piggyback on your home’s broadband connection. These are vulnerable to a falling tree branch or a pair of wire-cutters. For better home alarm, look for a home security system with a dedicated cellular connection and battery backup. This type of security system can signal for help even if your phone lines are down and your power is out.
In fact, GoKonnect can even defeat an intruder who smashes the security panel.
There’s one more, very important reason why getting the right home security system matters. Smart Home technology is fast becoming a must-have, and you’ll soon want to upgrade your home. A GoKonnect powered system equips your home with the smart home platform you need for a frustration-free smart home, controlled by a single app. With GoKonnect installed, you can easily incorporate new smart devices as you need them, such as:
A smart thermostat to save energy and stay more comfortable A video doorbell that lets you answer your door from anywhere Indoor video cameras to keep an eye on a future arrival Smart garage door openers for easy access Water sensors to protect you from burst and leaking pipes
GoKonnect combines all of these devices into one harmonious system with everything working together, controlled through a single command center on your smartphone or computer screen.
Not everyone knows it yet, but the right Home Alarm is your frustration-free shortcut to a smart home.