Alberta Home Security

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Vivint Home Security Systems

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Home Security From Your Phone

Make home security effortless with Mobile control. The Vivint Smart Home app connects you to your home security systems from anywhere. Its 4.5-star rated user experience sends alerts whenever smart door locks, security cameras, or security sensors sound an alarm. So if a security alarm goes off when nobody’s home, you still hear the sound. We services the greater Okotoks Alberta area.

 

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Burglar Alarm Systems for your Alberta Home

Door and window sensors alert Vivint Sky when triggered, so you never have to wonder if your home is secure. Wireless sensors secure your home by alerting you of any forced entry. Motion, door, and window sensors allow you to always know what's going on in your home. 24x7 Monitoring teams are standing by to respond to an emergency even if you can’t. We services the greater Okotoks Alberta area.

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Did You Know

The majority of residential crimes are crimes of opportunity, wherein the victims have left their Alberta homes or vehicles unsecured.

Many people who have never been a victim are often less than diligent about securing their homes and safeguarding their property. Unfortunately, thieves seek out these vulnerable opportunities, accessing homes and garages through unlocked doors and windows with minimum effort. Reliable estimates from reports and analysis indicate that the average burglary takes just three to five minutes.

Home Security Tips:

Lock up your home, even if you are around. Many people think that their neighborhood is the safest out there. They'll leave their doors unlocked all day (and night long) without a second thought! This is inviting trouble. Make it a habit to lock those doors (and windows) even if you're home. It's probably the most important basic thing you can do for your family's overall safety.

Wireless Security Cameras

Vivint Ping Cameras gives you one-way video, two-way talk, and one-touch call out to help keep track of guests, kids, elderly parents, or pets when you’re out. While other home security cameras only let you peek in, Ping creates a direct video-chat hotline between you and your household.

Vivint Outdoor Cameras combines high resolution, smart motion detection, and night vision to create 24/7 security. Smart Clips record whatever happens outside your home, and you can see the live video feed of your property from anywhere through the Vivint Smart Home app. We services the greater Okotoks Alberta area.

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Video surveillance systems are another big deterrent. 60% of burglars said the presence of security cameras is a major
consideration in choosing a target. Neighborhoods in which burglar alarms were densely installed have fewer incidents of
residential burglaries than neighborhoods with fewer burglar alarms.

Wireless security cameras allow you to watch your home or office without the need to run cable. These wireless security camera systems are designed to protect your property and belongings, and these security cameras allow you to remotely watch them from wherever you are.

Home Security Tips:

If any spot around your home is dark, install a motion sensitive or infrared light detector there. This turns them on only when someone lurks there, allowing you to save money on electricity while thwarting anyone who might be casing out your home. No one will rob a home which is well lit!

Home Automation

Communication and control in one place. The Vivint SkyControl Panel is the hub that moderates communications between you and all your home automation products. An intuitive touch-screen dashboard puts all your home controls in one place, while the two-way talk feature links you directly to the Vivint Smart Home security monitoring teams.

The highly acclaimed Vivint Smart Home app makes home automation controls mobile. Its intuitive navigation makes it easy to manage lighting and climate controls, operate garage doors or door locks, monitor security cameras, interact with visitors at your doorstep, or arm security systems from anywhere. We services the greater Okotoks Alberta area.

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Did you know,

In the actual era of smart homes and smart grids, advanced technological systems that allow the automation of domestic tasks are developing rapidly. There are numerous technologies and applications that can be installed in smart homes today. They enable communication between home appliances and users, and enhance home appliances’ automation, monitoring and remote control capabilities.

Given the rapidly rising electricity usage in private Alberta households and the increasing of environmental and regulatory restraints, the need to improve the overall efficiency of electrical grids has never been greater. Energy efficiency is hence one of the central issues that smart homes and smart grids have to face. Smart technologies monitor household energy usage, and users can control home electricity usage through a direct and bidirectional communication with home appliances. It is also expected a lower fluctuation in the load and a subsequent reduction of network dynamics, higher stability, fewer line losses, and lower operational costs in terms of matching the energy demand with the offer.

Home Security Tips:

If you want to have a dog at home to deter burglars, do not invest in a guard dogs. These dogs are trained to do their job and are not intended to be loving pets. Instead, pick up a dog at your local shelter, get him obedience training and give him all the love you can.

Fire Alarm Systems

Undetected fires can rip through a modern home in only a few minutes. The Vivint Smart Home systems include Smoke Detectors equipped with photoelectric sensors to sound the alarm when increased heat or smoke get detected, so you’ll know about fire danger even before you smell the smoke.

Fire danger increases when power outages lead to burning candles and kerosene heaters and cooking on outdoor stoves inside. When you combine wireless Smoke Detectors with the backup battery of a Vivint SkyControl Panel, your fire alarms keep working no matter what the weather does. If a fire breaks out while you're at work, you'll still be the first to know. Connecting your Smoke Detector to a complete smart home system provides not only an audible fire alarm but also notifications sent to Vivint SkyControl Panel and the Vivint Smart Home app on your phone. We services the greater Okotoks Alberta area.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Carbon Monoxide Detectors provided by Vivint use electro-chemical sensors to alert you when toxic gasses reach hazardous levels. That way a malfunctioning furnace won’t turn into a life-threatening situation. Unlike stand-alone security devices, all our sensors connect to the Vivint Smart Home Cloud to give you easy monitoring and support. We services the greater Okotoks Alberta area.

Smart homes obviously have the ability to make life easier and more convenient. Home networking can also provide peace of mind. Whether you're at work or on vacation, the smart home will alert you to what's going on, and security systems can be built to provide an immense amount of help in an emergency. For example, not only would a resident be woken with notification of a fire alarm, the smart home would also unlock doors, dial the fire department and light the path to safety.

Smart homes also provide some energy efficiency savings. Because systems like Z-Wave and ZigBee put some devices at a reduced level of functionality, they can go to “sleep” and wake up when commands are given. Electric bills go down when lights are automatically turned off when a person leaves the room, and rooms can be heated or cooled based on who's there at any given moment. One smart homeowner boasted her heating bill was about one-third less than a same-sized normal home. Some devices can track how much energy each appliance is using and command it to use less.

Smart home technology promises tremendous benefits for an elderly person living alone. Smart homes could notify the resident when it was time to take medicine, alert the hospital if the resident fell and track how much the resident was eating. If the elderly person was a little forgetful, the smart home would perform tasks such as shutting off the water before a tub overflowed or turning off the oven if the cook had wandered away. It also allows adult children who might live elsewhere to participate in the care of their aging parent. Easy-to-control automated systems would provide similar benefits to those with disabilities or a limited range of movement.

Since the beginning of this century, consumers have recognized the value and security provided by smart homes, and the ease of managing and monitoring home appliances and devices at any time, from any location. With the dawn of the Internet of Things (IoT), technologies like near field communications (NFC), wearables, smartphones and the inexorable penetration of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, an ever-increasing number of people can now afford smart devices, and connect in ways that were never before possible.

 

Home Security Tips:

Burglars are opportunistic, they look for easy ways to get in to a home that won’t take long or arouse suspicion. Okotoks Alberta Homes that look unoccupied and insecure are more likely to be targeted. Here is a checklist to help you improve the security in and around your home, many of which will not cost anything.

Doors, windows and locks:

When replacing a door buy a new “door set”, the complete assembled frame and door, certified to PAS 24 ‘Doors of Enhanced Security. Make sure doors are solid enough and can’t be easily kicked-in. Glass panels on or around doors and in ground floor or accessible windows are vulnerable; replace them with laminated glass as it holds together when shattered. Mortise locks fit into a slot cut into the edge of the door and usually can only be opened with a key. These should be upgraded to 5-lever locks tested to BS 3621. Rim locks are screwed to the face of the door and latch automatically when you close the door, unless held open with the snib. These should be tested to BS 3621. Multi-point locking involves several hooks or bolts holding the door into the frame. The lock cylinders should be tested to BS EN 1303 Grade 3.

If you are replacing your lock cylinder make sure it is to standard TS007 or Sold Secure SS312 Diamond Standard. When installing patio doors ask for the sliding section to be on the inside and for anti-lift blocks. Existing patio doors can be fitted with additional security bolts to stop lifting or forced entry.

Because so many people are numb to the sound of alarms, it is important that you have your home security system linked to the local police station. This is helpful in case you are home and can not call 911 yourself, or you are away from home during a break in.

If you happen to lose your keys change your locks right away. There is no telling where your keys are and if someone has them, they may end up paying your house an uninvited visit. Changing your locks is a much better option and can assure that your house is safe from losing your keys.

 

Around the front and back of your home

Prevent easy access to the back and sides of your home by installing locked gates, 2 meter minimum fencing or walls. Trellis topping also makes climbing difficult.
Security lighting can be used to make offenders feel vulnerable and observed. Illuminate high risk areas and make sure it’s easy for you to see people approaching.
Fit padlocks and hardware to shed and garage doors. Securely lock all doors and shut all windows before leaving the house. It’s easy to forget when you’re in hurry, but it’s the simplest way for a burglar to enter your home.

Purchase fire extinguishers for every room in your house in the event of an emergency. Also, make sure that you train everyone in the home on its usage, so that everyone in the family is capable. Putting out a fire as it is in its early stages can help save your home.

The simplest way to keep your home secure is to lock the doors and windows. This may seem like common sense, but many people leave their doors and windows unlocked. Sometimes a crook will steal because an opportunity presents itself and if the door is unlocked, they have full access to your home and valuables.

Invest in a good paper shredder. You would be surprised at how often thieves look through trash to find personal information to find out when you will be away from home so they can break in. Rip important documents in small pieces before throwing them away if you do not have a paper shredder.

To make it hard for anyone to get into your home unwanted, make your exterior doors ready. Every single one of them should have a good one-inch deadbolt installed as a minimum. This device makes the door considerably harder to break into than a simple knob-lock, giving you more time to call police or possibly just convincing an intruder to give up and leave.

Never leave keys anywhere near the front door, including your letterbox; burglars know where to look. Make sure that passers-by can see the front of your home so that a burglar can’t work without being seen. Remove and secure items that may be used to break in or climb up such as ladders and garden tools.

Inside your Alberta home

Visibly and permanently marking your belongings helps you and the police identify them if they are stolen. It can also make it difficult for the thief to dispose of the property.

Make sure your home appears occupied. Purchase timers for electronics, lights, radios and TVs so that they will turn on and off at varied intervals. This will make your home look like someone is in it. This helps you keep your house burglar-free.

When you have little children, there is always a concern that they will somehow wander away from the house. If you do not want to invest in an entire home security system, you can buy inexpensive single alarms. You can place these alarms on doors and windows, and they will go off if one of the kids opens them.

When people come to your door unexpectedly, ask who is there before you open the door. Even if you live in a neighborhood that does not have a high crime rate, it is still a good idea to be careful. If the person on the other side is hesitant about replying, never open the door.

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