Thieves are unfortunately savvy to many basic security features, so an advanced system is the best way to keep your family safe. Ask a contender security company what kind of advanced features their systems have. Some features to seek out include:
> Cellular Monitoring: A wireless system that is connected via cell signal does not rely on your telephone line or broadband Internet connection, so it cannot be disabled by even a tech-savvy burglar.
> Remote Access: Access to and the option to arm/disarm your system from any Internet device.
> There’s an App for That: Access to your system via a smart phone or other portable device.
> Email/Text/Phone Notifications: Your system can send an automatic email, text or even phone call if an alarm is triggered (doors open, a window is broken, power goes out, etc.) when you’re not home.
> Video Services: While you’re out, you should be able to view your security feed from a smart phone or any web-enabled device.