Modern home security systems have a host of features, and sometimes it might become difficult to separate essentials from redundant ones. A home security system is, and should be, a long-term investment. So, it is wise to pay full attention to the features you require before investing in a security system. Following are some important features to look for in your next home security system.
Remotely Control Your Security System
A modern home security system should allow you to control it from anywhere in the world, given that you have internet access.
The Ability to Receive Notification When Things Happen in Your Home
The notifications should be completely customizable according to your needs. Having more notifications than you need can annoy you and not having the notifications puts your home security at risk.
The Ability to Receive Notification When Things Don’t Happen in Your Home
Sometimes you need notification when things don’t happen. For example, if your child comes home between 2 pm and 3 pm, you should be able to receive notification if he does not come during this period.
Each User Has a Personal Access Code
Using a single access codes works at a basic level but having a separate access code for each user gives you additional metrics and you can know who is doing what.
Video Recording Schedule
You should be able to customize video recording schedule, instead of just turning it on and off.
History of Events
You should be able to see the history of events. It enables you to keep track of past events and you can analyze the metrics.
Access the Live Camera
Sometimes, you might need to access the live cameras to see what is going on in your home. The live camera feature of your home security system gives you access to do that from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.