Five Ways Smart Home Security Fights Crime
It's easier than ever. You won't need a mask, or a Batmobile, or even a grappling hook. You'll just need a smartphone (red is optional) and anAlarm.com-powered security system.
Once it'sinstalled in your home… well, that's it. You can take a nap, or go to work, or watch TV, while Alarm.com's smarter home security technology protects your home, family and neighborhood. Here's how.
It alerts you to everyday security risks
Property crime is often opportunistic. A thief will take advantage of agarage doorthat's left open, or a window left unlocked. Alarm.com prevents these situations by automatically reminding you if you leave your home unsecured.
Leave your garage door open when you go to work, and you'llget an actionable reminderon your smartphone, prompting you to close it remotely. You might forget; Alarm.com doesn't.
It's a powerful deterrent to criminals
Most burglars will avoid a home with a security system. A 2013 studyconfirmsthat most burglars check foralarm signs and security cameraswhen selecting a target, and that most will go elsewhere if home security technology is present.
An Alarm.com-powered security system is a particularly effective deterrent because of itsdedicated cellular connection, which can't be disabled by cutting a wire.
It summons help to your home in an emergency
Should a burglar enter your home regardless, your smart home security systemprotects you proactivelyby alerting your central monitoring station. A trained security professional will assess the situation and dispatch law enforcement to your home.
Even if the burglar disables your security panel, your system will signal for help regardless, thanks to Alarm.com's Crash and Smash protection.
It helps the police identify and catch crooks
Burglars and bogus callers often return to the same neighborhood over and over. Catching them on anAlarm.com-powered security cameracan provide a breakthrough for your local police—in some cases identifying them outright.
It's easy to check footage from an Alarm.com-powered security camera orsmart doorbell. Video clips are delivered to your smartphone, and also stored in the cloud, making it simple to find, view and share your video with law enforcement.
It protects your whole neighborhood
Might your crime-fighting home displace crime to your neighbors' houses instead? Quite the opposite, says another study, this time byRutgers University.
Instead, your smart home security system's deterrent actually extends outwards, protecting your neighbors' homes as well as yours. The more systems there are in your neighborhood, the more likely it is that thieves aredeterred from the area completely.