3 Need-to-Have Additions to Your Smart Alarm System

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You may be wondering if a smart alarm system is right for you or you may already have a system installed in your Lafayette, LA-area home. Regardless of which decision-making step of the process you are currently on, there are some additional features you should consider for any smart alarm system, new or existing.

In addition to standard security cameras and motion sensors, options are available that will protect not only your family but will ensure your peace of mind. These features can also save you from extensive home damage and repair costs.

Keep reading to learn about three potential additions to your smart alarm system.

SEE ALSO: How Can Smart Home Control Benefit You?

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 25% of home fires and deaths are due to dead batteries. Google Nest is both a smoke and carbon monoxide detector and has a battery that lasts nearly a decade. You'll be notified of a low battery via a message on your phone long before you’re awakened at 2 a.m. by the battery chirping. This device also utilizes a Split-Spectrum Sensor that uses two wavelengths of light to detect both slow and fast-burning fires.

If you’re a fan of Google products, then integrating a Google Nest into your home alarm system is something to consider. Google Nest and other smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are compatible with your Control4 smart home control system. Not only will your family and property be safer, but any potential damage is sensed sooner than it would be otherwise. This leaves you with less financial loss because authorities can respond more quickly to the incident.

Smart Water Leak Sensors

Wi-Fi enabled smart water leak sensors can save you thousands in unexpected water damage costs and tie in directly with your smart alarm system. There are a few different types of sensors. Several models can sense flooding of an area of your home you’d like to monitor, say, by your water heater or washing machine. At the first sign of unwanted water, you will receive a notification on your smartphone so you can respond to the incident to avoid extensive flooding.

Smart water shutoff valves are also available, and they are capable of completely shutting off the main water valve to your Lafayette home in response to a major leak. This is an excellent feature if you travel and are away from home often. You can control the system easily from your smart device, just as you can control the rest of your smart alarm system.

Global Access

No matter where in the world you are, you can remotely monitor and manage your smart alarm system. Smart security alarms can notify you anywhere in the world if something has happened in your home or outside your property. Whether it’s your smart water shutoff valve, lighting, or a fleet of security cameras, you can access your system while you’re at work, on vacation, or at home. Wherever you are, you can enjoy peace of mind like you never have before.

All of the features we mentioned above can fully integrate with your existing or planned smart alarm system. If you’d like to discuss the possibilities for your own home, call us today at (337) 268-9753, contact us online, or chat with us below. We look forward to speaking with you.

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