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7 Aspects of a Great Security and Surveillance System

Secure Your Highland Park, TX Home with a Smart System

7 Aspects of a Great Security and Surveillance System

Not all security and surveillance systems are created equal. If you’re looking for a smart and efficient way to ensure that your home is protected at all times, there are certain aspects of a security system that are must-haves. Other aspects, while not essential, go a long way toward making your home more convenient and easier to manage. To learn which security features you should look for, read on.

  1. Alarms: It may seem obvious, but no security feature list would be complete without alarms. If there is an issue with your home, you need to know about it, and nothing beats the urgency of an alarm. The alarm component of your security and surveillance system should be programmable to meet your needs for loudness, alarm type, and frequency.
  2. Notifications: In addition to alarms, push notifications are useful for any problem or event that warrants your attention. These notifications don’t just have to be about an intrusion attempt or a fire in the home—you can receive alerts when your kids get home from school or if a door is left unlocked.
  3. Smart Locks: The days of physical keys are coming to an end. With a smart access system, you’ll never have to worry about leaving your keys at home. Your smartphone, access code, or even fingerprint can become the key to your home.
  4. Surveillance Cameras: If you want to be aware of what’s happening throughout your home, surveillance cameras are essential. Modern surveillance cameras provide a super clear picture so that you can view what’s going on in real time from wherever you are.
  5. Remote Access: Being able to remotely control your home’s security system is the height of convenience, and it can actually enhance your security too. If you forget to lock the door, simply pull out your smartphone. If a family member needs access to the house, they don’t have to wait for you to get home. Just let them in with a tap on your phone or tablet.
  6. Active Monitoring: A security system that alerts you when there’s an issue is a step in the right direction, but a truly smart security system goes beyond that. Your system should actively monitor every area of your home and automatically respond to threats. For example, if an intruder is detected, the system can automatically lock all of the doors, set off the alarm, and call the police.
  7. Integrated Control: Having all of these features is only a good thing if they’re all easy to manage. All security features should be accessible through one central application. With an integrated control system that handles every aspect of your security and surveillance system, you’ll have an easy time keeping your home secure.


If a security and surveillance system that has the seven features listed above appeals to you, give us a call at (972) 488-5100. We’ll develop a smart security system that is designed to keep every aspect of your home protected.