Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wireless Smart Home Security -- Comcast Fails Every Test

It's time to cut the cord from old, wired security technology. Today's wireless Smart Home Security solutions can make your life safer, smarter and more efficient.

Here are five reasons to go wireless.

1: It's More Secure

Look for wireless systems that use a secure cellular connection. This is fast and reliable, enabling real-time awareness and alerts, and combating many of the vulnerabilities you'll find on other types of system. There is no exposed phone or cable line to be cut from the outside of the house, for example.

Traditional wired home security systems are also vulnerable when your power, phone or Internet service goes out.  But if you have a wireless security system that uses a secure, dedicated cellular connection and battery-powered back-up, your alarm will always be signaled in an emergency.   Your home automation will also still work: your lights can turn on to deter people, and your HVAC system can shut down in case of fire so you don't blow smoke through the house.

2: It's Easier to Install, With Faster Support

WIreless technology makes it easy to replace an existing system or add a new one. Find authorized security professionals who can help you identify your needs, configure the best solution and then install your hardware.

Today's selection of security panels, wireless sensors and devices are fast to install, and can often use the existing sensors from an old system, meaning you're not tied to the out-of-date system that came with your house. If you do need new sensors, you won't need to run wires.

A cellular connection also makes it easy for service providers to support and troubleshoot from their customer support center. In the past, every issue with your wired system required a visit from a technician. Today, top providers have 'over-the-air' tools that can remotely access your system, identify issues and even fix them on the fly.

3: It's Flexible and Versatile

Because wireless sensors are easy to move (and add), you can use them to keep track of all sorts of unique things around your home, with real-time alerts that keep you aware of what's happening.

Door and window sensors are small enough to keep tabs on a medicine cabinet, monitor the gate to your pool, or make sure that a safe isn't accessed without you knowing.  This increases the awareness of what goes on inside your home, not just on the perimeter.

4: It's Easy to Expand Your System

As you and your family grow and change, your needs change too.  Wireless technology is portable, flexible, and adapts to you.

With a child on the way, you might add a camera to your nursery. When your kids become more mobile, you can add extra sensors to kitchen cabinets or the freezer. If you're travelling more for business and need a petsitter, you can add a smart lock to let them come and go.

No matter what you need to add, your security system will expand when the time comes.

5: It's the Foundation of a True Smart Home

For a cutting edge solution, such as's Smart Home Security, you can also get a full range of connected devices that go beyond security to make your home smarter and more efficient.

You can easily upgrade to see what's happening at home with HD video, manage energy use with a smart thermostat to save money, and control access to your home with automated locks and integrated garage door controls. It's all controlled through a single app.

Be sure to choose the right solution, so that you won't be locked into a technology that doesn't keep up with the latest Smart Home developments.

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