Your Guide To Three Optional Features For Your New Home Security System

If you're concerned about the possibility of a break-in to your home and are considering purchasing a security system, it's important to note that there are numerous optional features to consider. Common examples of popular features that are often available include wireless motion sensors with correspondence about suspicious events being sent directly to your cell phone and water sensors that alert you in the event of flooding or water damage. A third feature that has the potential to prevent significant damage to the plumbing and appliances in your home informs you if the temperature in your home drops below the predetermined number. Therefore, when you want to protect your home, family, and belongings from nefarious persons, natural disasters, and damage, you should be aware of the following information.

#1-Wireless Motion Sensors Can Alert You Remotely Of Suspected Issues

While you would probably expect a phone call from the security company if the motion sensor detected someone's unexpected presence, a broken window, or similar events, you can now choose to receive that notification directly from the security system at home to your phone. In addition, it may be possible to receive emailed or texted photos of the events to substantiate those concerns.

Fortunately, the newer models can be set to varying levels of sensitivity. That means that the presence of Fido, Fluffy, or the birds perched on the roof will not trigger the alarm. 

#2-The System Can Check For Unexpected Water And Flooding Within Your Home

Another unique feature to consider is one that continually monitors the different rooms in your home and informs you if water is detected where it should not be. Given that being greeted by the evidence of a broken water pipe in your living room is a truly awful way to come home at the end of the day, this feature is to be quite useful for everyone.

However, if you live in an area that is prone to sub-freezing temperature much of the year, this feature could be of the utmost value to you. That is because those very cold temperatures put your pipes at an increased risk of breaking when ice forms within them, even when they have been given extra insulation.

#3-The Unit Can Notify If The Temperature In Your Home Gets Too Cold

A third feature to consider is much like the water-sensing option mentioned above. It uses similar technology to continually scan your home for unexpectedly cold areas and if it finds a problem, you will be notified. This feature can be used alone or in conjunction with other features.

While it is not unusual to associate a freezing home with busted pipes, you should also remember that major household appliances might be at risk of damage from getting too cold.       

In conclusion, a home security system no longer needs to be a basic package with a keypad, an entry code, and an ear-splitting shriek alerting everyone for miles around of an issue. Home security packages can be customized in a number of ways to suit your worries and needs.