Jul 28, 2021|

Alabama Home Security and Automation Guide

For people living in the Heart of Dixie, “Sweet Home Alabama” is more than the name of a song—it’s the perfect description of how they feel about their home state.

Home to beautiful shorelines, a low cost of living, and Southern hospitality, Alabama has a lot to offer. And if you call Alabama home, protecting your home is a top priority.

A Vivint security system provides everything you need to make your home a safer, smarter place to live. If you’re looking for a security system in Alabama, read on to find out what sets Vivint apart.

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Vivint is proud to protect homes and families in the state of Alabama.
 

Home Security Systems for Alabama Residents

When it comes to choosing a security system, the number of choices on the market can be overwhelming.

Knowing the basics can help you decide what you need for your home. A comprehensive security system will include the following components:

Security sensors

  • Door and window sensors are placed strategically on doors and windows, usually on the first floor, and sound an alarm whenever someone opens a door or window while your alarm is set. And since approximately 80% of intruders enter a home through the doors or first story windows, door and window sensors are a must.
  • Motion sensors are designed to detect motion in a home. In the event an intruder gets into your home through a second-story window or through an entrance without a sensor, motion sensors will capture movement and sound the alarm.
  • Glass break detectors add an extra layer of protection to your home. Some home security systems only trigger an alarm when a door or window is opened. Glass break sensors are triggered by the sound or vibration from breaking glass.
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Window sensors help protect the entry points throughout your home.
 

Safety alarms

  • Smoke alarms are not only life-saving devices, but they’re also required by law; in Alabama, smoke alarms are required in every bedroom and on every level.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms are another type of safety alarm that can save lives. Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, a carbon monoxide detector in your home can alert you to the presence of this deadly gas.
  • Water sensors are small sensors placed in locations around the home that are prone to flooding, such as water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines. These alarms alert you to the presence of moisture in areas you may have otherwise overlooked so you can act quickly.
  • Emergency pendants provide a direct link to your security system’s monitoring center. Worn around the neck or wrist, these small devices have a button that lets the wearer get help in an emergency with the push of a button. This device is important for the elderly, disabled, or anyone with mobility issues.

24/7 monitoring

Your home security system should also have alarm monitoring services. A professionally monitored system includes round the clock monitoring. In the event an alarm in your house goes off, the monitoring center is notified. They will then contact you. If there is an emergency in the home, or if they are unable to contact you to verify, they will contact emergency services in your area.

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Home Automation Any Alabamian Can Use

A smart home lets you automate or remotely control many of the different functions around your house, such as lighting, heating and cooling, and security. With home automation, you can access and control the different systems and devices in your home through an app, making it easy to turn off lights, adjust the temperature, or check camera feeds from a single app.

Some of the various smart home devices you may want to integrate into your home include:

  • Smart thermostats that learn your temperature preferences, then automatically adjust them to help you save energy and money without sacrificing comfort
  • Smart locks that eliminate the need for physical keys, allowing you to lock and unlock your door with a unique code or your app.
  • Garage door control that helps keep your home secure by alerting you when your garage door is open, then allowing you to close it from your app.
  • Smart lighting that can be automated or controlled from your phone, allowing you to lights on and off whether you’re in another room or another state.
  • Hands-free control through smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Alexa that let you control different smart devices around your home with a voice command.
  • Cameras that give you a clear look at what’s going on both inside and outside of your home. With a smart home, you can also access camera footage live or via playback right from your phone. Security cameras you should consider for your home include:
    • Outdoor cameras that keep an eye on your property and outbuildings
    • Doorbell cameras that let you answer your door remotely from your phone
    • Indoor cameras that help you keep an eye on kids, pets, or specific areas of your home.
  • Smart control that lets you control your home via a single app or panel within your home, like the Vivint App and Smart Hub. This eliminates the need for multiple apps for each smart device in your home.

With a smart home security system in Alabama, you have a safer, smarter home you can access no matter where you go.

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Keep on an eye on the kids in and outside of the house.
 

Security Systems Near Me

No matter where you live in Alabama, there’s a security system that can fit your needs.

Huntsville

One of the fastest-growing cities in the state, Huntsville could soon overtake the capital as the most populous Alabama city. It’s also home to the largest space museum in the world and plenty to see and do on a weekend day trip. While you’re out taking advantage of your city, you can check in on your home any time with a Vivint smart home.

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Keep an eye on your home while you're out and about through the Vivint app.
 

Mobile

Situated along the Alabama coast, there’s plenty to do in Mobile—especially when it comes to water. From relaxing on the beaches of Dauphin Island or touring the USS Alabama Battleship, Mobile is the perfect place for anyone who loves the coast. However, with a higher crime rate in Mobile than Alabama on average, you’ll want a Vivint security system to help keep your home as safe as possible.

Decatur

Located along the Tennessee River, Decatur is a great place to live if you love the great outdoors. Many residents also like its Southern, small town feel, even though it’s the 8th largest city in the state. The property crime rate in Decatur, however, is higher than average, with a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of burglary or theft.

If you plan on spending weekends away fishing and hiking in Decatur, a Vivint security system will keep your home protected day and night.

Tuscaloosa

Home to the University of Alabama and their revered football team, in Tuscaloosa it’s safe to say that Alabama football is simply a way of life. With a fanbase that’s consistently ranked among the most loyal, you’ll probably be spending a decent amount of time cheering on the Crimson Tide. While you’re away, you can rest easy knowing your home is protected by Vivint.

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With Vivint's 24/7 monitoring, know your home is protected while you're at the big game.
 

Birmingham

Alabama’s state capital is also its most populous city—and most dangerous. In fact, 99% of cities in the US are safer than Birmingham, and your chance of becoming a victim of property crime is 1 in 16. With statistics like these, it makes sense to take extra precautions to keep your home safe. A Vivint security system can bring you both security and peace of mind.

Auburn

Ranked one of the top 100 places to live in the US, Auburn is a historic college town and home to Auburn University. The school makes up a large portion of the city’s economy, and it’s also close to state parks, art museums, and larger metropolitan areas, like Atlanta. While you’re out and about in Auburn, a Vivint system ensures you’re always connected to your home.

Montgomery

While the city itself isn’t necessarily gaining new residents, the Montgomery metropolitan area is growing at a fast rate – in 2020, Pike Road, located just outside of Montgomery, grew 95% in just 10 years! Many people in these surrounding areas commute to work, with an average commute of 42 minutes round trip. Whether you work from home or commute each day, you can keep your home safe and sound with a Vivint system.

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Close the garage or lock your door with the Vivint app if you happen to forget.
 

Why You Need a Vivint Security System for Your Alabama Home

You may have a lot of options for security systems in Alabama, but choosing the best one doesn’t need to be difficult. A Vivint security system has everything you need to make your home a safer, smarter place.

You can customize your Vivint system with whatever you need based on your lifestyle and living situation. So if you live in the country and want extra cameras on your property or work long hours and want your home to include all available security features, Vivint can make it happen.

In addition, Vivint also offers:

  • Innovative smart home and security devices that make your home safer, smarter and more comfortable
  • Professional installation included with every system. This way, you know your devices will integrate seamlessly and work just as they should.
  • 24/7 monitoring that provides round the clock protection for your home, whether you’re home or away.
  • A customer service team dedicated to answering your questions, providing recommendations, and more.

You can learn more about Vivint, including frequently asked questions, in our Buying Guide.

A safer, smarter home with Vivint

No matter where you live in Alabama, a security system from Vivint brings peace of mind that your home is a safer place for your and your family. Get started customizing your Vivint system today.

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