Think home security in Denver is still about bulky camera equipment and wires running throughout your home? Think again.
Today, things have changed a lot. Thanks to new technology and decreased costs, the playing field has been leveled. Advanced home security tools and security systems are more accessible and easy to install than ever. Adding a security system to your home might also get you a discount on your homeowner’s insurance, too. So call Aspen at 303-777-2991 and let us know when you have installed a security system.
Whether you have just moved to Colorado or have lived in the Rocky Mountain metro area for a while, you are aware of the rising costs of homes. With the increased housing costs experienced in the Denver metro area in the last couple of years, the valuation of homes has increased. For many Denver homeowners rising housing costs have translated into more equity, in essence growing the value of the asset of your home.
As the saying goes, “Home is Where the Heart is,” so adding home security helps to protect your most valuable asset. It also protects an equally important asset of your home, which is the feeling of security and safety. This is vital to making your house a haven for you and your family.
5 Ways to Easier and Better Home Security
- Full-Service Home Security Systems
This type of service has been available for several years. Offered through a security company, they provide central monitoring, video surveillance, smoke/carbon monoxide detection, and more. What’s new is that most full-service home security systems include automation tools. These tools let you control appliances from anywhere, and many will send text-message alerts in response to specific occurrences, such as when the kids enter the house after school.
- Smart (and Small) Cameras
Cameras today can be tucked anywhere and don’t require wires. A good battery and wi-fi connection, let’s you see what’s happening outside. Once installed glance at your phone or computer to see what’s going on.
- Key-Free Doors
Say you have a friend stopping by to check on your dog while you’re gone for the day. You don’t have to risk leaving a key outside. With a code-based entry system, you can provide your friend with temporary access that turns on and off when you want.
- Home Automation Products
It’s easier than you think to give yourself remote access to the lights and appliances in your home. At least one available product can be used with your existing power outlets. Just plug it in and control the power to that outlet from an app on your smartphone. Don’t ever worry about forgetting to leave a light on again.
- Video Doorbells
One easy way to safeguard against property theft, home invasion, porch pirates, and even unwanted solicitors is to identify who is at your doorstep before opening the door. Install a video doorbell so you can see and speak with the person without ever opening your door. A bonus, your video doorbell can record footage of visitors that approach your door while you’re away or unable to answer.
Of course, even “old-school” tools, such as motion-activated outdoor lights, can still have a significant impact on security. The most important thing is to take action to increase your home security. Then you can feel confident that your home is your haven here in beautiful Denver.
If you have just moved and need Denver homeowner’s insurance or if you would like a free risk review of your current policy, Call Aspen at 303-777-2991 today.