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The Best Home Security for New Mexico Homes

Aug 11, 2022|

New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment, thanks to its stunning desert landscape, rich cultural history, and plenty to see and do for residents and visitors.

If you call New Mexico home or are considering a move there, a home security system is a smart choice to protect your investment. But with so many options, choosing a security system for your home can be daunting.

If you’re in the market for a security system, this guide will help you choose the perfect security system for your New Mexico home.

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Home security systems for New Mexico residents

At their most basic level, all home security systems serve the same function—to identify and alert you to unauthorized access in your home. But smart home security systems have evolved from basic burglar alarms to include numerous of devices that work together, from smart locks to video surveillance and everything in between.

Some of the devices and capabilities that make up a well-rounded security system include:

Security sensors

All security solutions use sensors to trigger alarms. When your system is armed and a security sensor is tripped, it triggers your burglar alarm and the security company’s monitoring center.

Different security sensors you might have in your home include:

  • Door and window sensors that set off the alarm when a door or window is opened
  • Glass break detectors that can tell when glass is breaking, sounding the alarm
  • Motion detectors that sense motion in specified areas and trigger the alarm

Safety alarms

In addition to security sensors, safety alarms are an important component for any home and include:

  • Smoke detectors, which are now required by law in every state. You should have smoke detectors in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area, and on every floor of your home.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors, which are the only way to detect deadly carbon monoxide. (New Mexico is also one of the 28 states that require CO detectors in residential buildings.)
  • Water sensors may not be the life-saving devices that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors are, but they can save you thousands of dollars in water damage by detecting moisture or leaks in areas susceptible to water leaks.
  • Emergency pendants, or senior alert devices, are worn around the neck or on the wrist and provide a way for people who are disabled, immobile, or prone to falls to contact emergency services.

Surveillance cameras

Security cameras are a must for any home surveillance systems these days. Most security camera systems will include some or all of the following:

  • Outdoor cameras to monitor your property day and night. (Advanced cameras like the Outdoor Camera Pro also go a step further and include features to proactively deter crime on your property.)
  • Indoor cameras that help you monitor the inside of your home. They can also function as nanny or pet cams so you can check on kids and pets.
  • Doorbell cameras that allow you to answer the door remotely and see and speak to whoever is at the door.

Video storage and playback capabilities are important features to consider as you shop for security cameras as well. Look for alarm companies that offer cloud storage and playback, so you can access your camera footage when you need to.

24/7 monitoring

When it comes to alarm monitoring, security systems can be monitored one of two ways: professionally or by the homeowner.

DIY monitoring means it’s up to whoever is home to contact emergency services if an alarm goes off. Obviously, this can be difficult or even impossible if you are away from home or if you are injured and can’t get to the phone.

Many people opt for alarm companies that provide professional monitoring services. 24/7 professional alarm monitoring provide peace of mind and round-the-clock protection. If an alarm goes off, the monitoring center will contact you to ensure there isn’t a false alarm. If you’re not home to verify, or if you can’t answer the phone, they will contact emergency services on your behalf to ensure you get the help you need.

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Home automation any New Mexican can use

Security systems and home automation go hand-in-hand, and some home security companies also provide home automation.

Home automation makes life easier and more convenient for everyone—it automates certain actions and systems around the house (such as turning lights on when you open the door or automatically adjusting the temperature to help save energy when you leave for work). It also allows you to manage your home remotely via an app on your phone.

There are hundreds if not thousands of home automation devices on the market. Some of the best to consider for your smart home include:

  • Smart thermostats that automatically adjust based on your location and preferences, ensuring you’re always comfortable while helping you save money and energy.
  • Smart locks that let you lock or unlock your door via your smartphone or a unique code. You can also create unique codes for your visitors or family members.
  • Smart lighting so you can turn lights on and off from your phone or set them to turn on and off at a certain time.
  • Garage door control that sends you a notification on your phone if your door is open, then allows you to close the door right from the app.
  • Hands-free control systems so you can control your home’s systems and devices with your voice.

If you’re like most people, you already have a smart device (or two or three). Look for a company that integrates their devices with your current smart devices.

A Vivint smart home, for example, works with many of the most popular smart home devices on the market, including Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Nest thermostat.

Smart home control

How you control your smart home is an important thing to consider when you shop for a smart home security system. You should be able to control all devices or check the status from both remotely and at home.

Your alarm company should offer the following:

  • An easy-to-use app that allows you to control your devices remotely, check the status of your system, and view your camera footage, like the top-rated Vivint App.
  • A control panel for home. These are keypads typically mounted on the wall near a door, so you can arm and disarm your system quickly. With the Vivint Smart Hub, you can manage your entire smart home and even get help immediately with one-touch emergency buttons.
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Security services and systems near me

No matter where you live in the Land of Enchantment, there’s a security system in New Mexico that can meet the needs of your home and family.

Albuquerque and suburbs

Although crime in the state’s largest city has been steadily decreasing each year, it’s still pretty high—in fact, residents have a 1 in 20 chance of being the victim of a property crime like burglary. That number dips a bit as you head to the suburbs; in Rio Rancho, for example, you have a 1 in 71 chance of being a victim.

But you don’t have to let big-city crime keep you from enjoying all that Albuquerque offers. A security system will help protect your Albuquerque home and family.

Santa Fe

New Mexico’s capital city is rich with culture, unique architecture, and plenty to see and do. Most people who live in Santa Fe also commute to work, about 20 miles each way on average. Whether you’re driving to and from work or just out and about enjoying all that Santa Fe has to offer, a security system in Santa Fe will keep your home safe and sound.

Las Cruces

New Mexico’s second-largest city is just 40 miles from the Mexican border, people in Las Cruces love living there for its affordable housing, beautiful views and scenery, and a small town feel.

Whether you’ve lived in Las Cruces your entire life or you’re considering relocating, you can keep you home safe with a security system.


Roswell may be well-known for being the location of a supposed UFO crash, but as the fifth-largest city in the state, it’s also home for many people. With its above-average crime rate, a home security system in Roswell is a smart choice to help keep your home and family safe.


Many Alamogordo residents work for the Air Force base located just outside the city, which brings people from all over for work and training. Many military members travel often for work, leaving their homes and families behind for what can be long periods of time. If you’re moving to Alamogordo, you can be sure a security system will keep your home and family safe.

Why you need a Vivint system for your New Mexico home

Choosing an alarm company can be difficult, but with Vivint, the choice is clear. Not only does Vivint provide the best smart home and security products to meet your family’s security needs, but they also provide exceptional services, including:

  • Professional installation from licensed Smart Home Pros that will not only install your system, but teach you how to use it.
  • 24/7 professional monitoring centers with some of the fastest response times in the industry
  • A dedicated customer service team on-hand to answer any questions you have

A security system for your New Mexico home means security, convenience, and peace of mind. Getting started is easy—give us a call at 855.822.1220 or visit us online to start customizing a security system for your home today.

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