How To Check If Your Home Security System Is Out Of Date

Home Security OptionsWith technology improving constantly, home security systems are naturally improving as well. This means that unless you try and keep up with technological trends, your home security system could well be out of date. When this happens, it leaves you open to some of the more sophisticated forms of burglary. Here are just some of the ways you can spot that your home security system is outdated and if it needs to be brought up to standard.

Poor Camera Quality

If you think that the image on your camera is fuzzy and you can’t really make things out, then this probably means that they are out of date. Cameras for home security have been improved a lot, to such an extent that you can view things in really impressive quality. So if you do think that the image from your camera is a little fuzzy, then you should look at improving the quality of your cameras.

Wired Security Sensors 

If you have security sensors that require wires in order to work then they are probably quite old. Burglars have now found ways to cut the wires on sensors before they are detected, so home security companies have now started producing wireless sensors to prevent this happening. So if your sensors still require wires in order to work, you should try and get these upgraded as soon as you can so then you are not caught out.

One Keypad Controller

The vast majority of home security systems now provide more than one keypad controller, so then you do not just have one near the front door. This is because burglars can easily disable a security system if it only has one control point. When it has several burglars will not be able to disarm them so easily.

Home Access Only 

Believe it or not, only being able to access your home security system from home is a very clear sign that your home security system is out of date. Being able to control your home security system while you are out and about using a mobile app is one of the most popular modern movements when it comes to home security. Many security companies now make this a part of their standard package. Having the ability to take control of your security system while you are out of the house can make it even safer than it already is and it can give you peace of mind, knowing that you will be able to keep an eye on your home and make sure everything is safe and secure at all times.

For more information, read our review of the best home security cameras. 

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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