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The Myth of the "One Size Fits All" Approach to Home Security Chicagoland Local and Family Owned
Two of the major factors that one must consider when putting together a home security system are A) the design of the home in question, and B) the way you and your loved ones actually live in that home in the first place. Every house is a little bit different, yes – but every family is a little bit different, too. Only by taking these unique factors into consideration will you be able to design the complete, comprehensive home security system that is right for you.
A Connected Home is a Protected Home
Different types of homes have different vulnerabilities by their very design. “One size fits all” or “off-the-shelf” home security systems aren’t necessarily designed to account for this, regardless of the total number of cameras you’re buying. Only by pairing with the right, experienced solutions provider like Security Doctors of Illinois will you be able to build a system that plays to your home’s strengths and addresses its natural environmental challenges.
A home security expert will be able to walk through your home, examining both the interior and exterior along the way. They’ll be able to use their years of experience to your advantage, telling you precisely what type of camera or other security device is needed to address the specific challenge at hand. Remember that even the most powerful, expensive security camera that money can buy ultimately won’t do you any good if it isn’t pointed in the right place to begin with.
You’ll also need to carefully consider how you actually live in your home as you design a home security system around those lifestyle choices. Maybe your family always enters towards the rear, leaving your front door essentially unused. In that case, you would definitely want to install a front door camera system to monitor anyone trying to access through the front, as this is fairly irregular in your daily life.
If there is a particular room of your home that nobody really uses, this represents a vulnerability just waiting to be taken advantage of by someone like a burglar. Installing motion detectors connected to your larger home security system (or video cameras that automatically record when motion is detected) would eliminate this problem once and for all.
Thanks to the mobile world that we’re now living in, it is now easier than ever to bring the entire system together through one point-of-contact: your smartphone. Using a home security app like the one provided by Security Doctors of Illinois, it is now possible to maintain complete visibility over your home at all times from any location on Earth where you have cellular reception.
Do you want to be able to view a live, HD feed of one of your home’s many cameras to make sure that the kids got home from school safe and sound? You can do so right from the app. Are you expecting a package and want to see if the delivery person left it on your porch? Load up the feed from your front door camera system at work and go through the rest of your day with peace-of-mind. Do you want to check to make sure that all of your doors are locked, open or close your shades or even turn interior lights on to give the appearance that your home is occupied when it isn’t? The right home security app can do all of this and more.
The Security Doctors of Illinois Approach
Every home is just a little bit different – which is why the myth of the “one size fits all” approach to home security protection needs to be shattered, both now and for all time. At Security Doctors of Illinois, we’ve been doing our part to help people come up with the customized, agile and comprehensive solutions they need for the last three decades. We’re honored to have the opportunity to do the same for you, too.
If you’re located in or around the Chicago area and are looking for more information about creating the right, customized home security solution to fit your needs, or if you’d like to find out more information about protecting your home and your loved ones through technology in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
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