Apr 28, 2022|

The Best Security System for Your Missouri Home

More and more people are heading to Missouri each year, and the state recently ranked as the 7th most popular state for new moves. A low cost of living and economic growth make it a great place to live and raise a family.

Whether you’re planning a move to Missouri or you already call the “Show Me State” home, protecting your investment with a home security system is a must.

As you research home security companies and features, this guide will show you what to look for and how to choose the best company for your Missouri home.

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Home security systems for Missouri residents

Whether you want a basic home security system or one with all the latest tech, there are a few basic security products and capabilities your system should have in order to protect your home.

Security sensors

When a burglar alarm goes off in your home, it happens because a security sensor was triggered. These security sensors are placed in various access points and areas around your home and include:

  • Door and window sensors that are tripped when a door or window is opened after the alarm is set.
  • Glass break sensors that measure decibel levels and will sound the alarm if a window is broken.
  • Motion detectors that can be placed in high-traffic areas of the home and will trigger an alarm if someone is detected in its field.

Safety alarms

Burglar alarms aren’t the only types of alarms your home needs. Safety alarms are essential for alerting you to environmental threats and other emergencies and include:

  • Smoke detectors. There’s no question that smoke alarms save lives; in 57% of home fire deaths, smoke alarms were not present or not working. Smoke detectors in each level of your home and in each sleeping area (at minimum) are a must-have for your home.
  • CO alarm. Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly. Carbon monoxide also has no odor, taste, or color, so it’s impossible to detect without a CO alarm. Although Missouri is one of the only states that doesn’t have some sort of legislation requiring carbon monoxide detectors in homes, it’s still important to have them in your home to safeguard against disaster.
  • Water sensors. A water leak might not be life-threatening, but it can be expensive—just one inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage. Water sensors are small devices that alert you to leaks before they cause major damage.
  • Emergency pendants. Worn around the neck or wrist, emergency pendants stay on your person so you can access help no matter what. An emergency pendant can put you in touch with your security company’s monitoring service, who will then contact emergency collectors on your behalf.

24/7 monitoring

Security sensors can be either self-monitored or professionally monitored. With a self-monitored system, it’s up to you to contact emergency responders. However, if you’re away from home or even injured, getting help can take longer than you intend.

With a professionally monitored system, your home is monitored 24/7 by a monitoring center. If an alarm ever goes off, they will contact emergency responders on your behalf. This means peace of mind that your home will be protected whether you’re home or not.

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Home automation any Missourian can use

Home automation allows you to automate and control many of the functions and systems around your home. These smart devices are wi-fi enabled so you can control and access them remotely.

Home automation and security systems go hand-in-hand, so you can integrate your home security with devices around your home. For example, you can set your system to lock your front door and turn on your outside lights when you set your security system.

Some smart devices frequently used in home automation include:

  • Smart thermostats that automatically adjust the temperature in your home based on your preferences and habits, helping you save money and energy.
  • Smart locks that allow you to ditch physical keys and lock or unlock your front door with your phone or use unique codes via a keypad.
  • Garage door control that alerts you if your door is open and lets you open and close your door right from your phone.
  • Smart lighting you can control from anywhere and integrate with other systems, turning on and off automatically based on rules you set.
  • Home security cameras that provide additional security and watchfulness on your home, inside and out:
    • Doorbell cameras that let you speak with people at your front door with your phone and alert you when anyone comes to your front door.
    • Indoor cameras that can double as nanny cams, let you check in on pets or kids, or help with access control in specific areas.
    • Outdoor cameras that capture activity around your home. More advanced cameras even proactively deter lurkers.
    • Video playback that automatically stores footage in the cloud for you to access or view when needed.
  • Smart control that is key to any smart home system, allowing you to control and access your home whether you’re away or home. An intuitive, user-friendly app—like the Vivint App—provides notifications and access control, and a touchscreen control panel at home—like the Smart Hub—keeps you connected to your home and makes it easy to control.

While there are many smart devices on the market, not all of them integrate with each other successfully. If you already have smart devices, look for security services with automation that integrates with your devices. Vivint integrates seamlessly with popular smart devices like Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Nest Thermostat.

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Security systems near me

Whether you live in downtown Saint Louis or rural Missouri, Vivint has security systems for your home security needs.

Kansas City

You’ll never be bored in Kansas City! Foodies from all over flock to Kansas City to sample its world-famous steaks and barbecue, and a plethora of art galleries and museums will keep you busy for many weekends to come.

If you’re out and about exploring all that Kansas City has to offer, a home automation and security system will keep you connected to your home while ensuring it’s protected while you’re away.

St. Louis

There’s plenty to love about living in St. Louis, from rich cultural experiences around town to an exciting food scene with many restaurant options to choose from.

As one of the most violent cities in the country, St. Louis has a crime rate more than 10 times that of Missouri in general. A security system can help protect your St. Louis home, and Vivint’s impressive response time ensures that if an emergency does occur, our monitoring center will act quickly.

Springfield

The state’s third-biggest city is rich with history and plenty of things to do, especially for those who love the outdoors and history museums.

When it comes to crime, Springfield ranks near the top in Missouri for theft and burglary, making security systems in Springfield a must for anyone who wants to ensure their home is protected around the clock.

Columbia

Home to University of Missouri, Columbia is a city that has a college town atmosphere and loads of entertainment, parks, trails, and theaters that appeal to all ages, from students to retirees.

With a crime rate that hovers around the state’s average, Columbia isn’t the worst in terms of crime, but if you’re like most people, you don’t want to chance being the victim of a burglary or home invasion. A security system in Columbia can help bring peace of mind.

Independence

Residents of this Kansas City suburb enjoy the suburban feel it provides along with the proximity to a larger city.

Whether you’re traveling for weekend getaways to Kansas City or you’re hanging out at home, a home automation and security system in Independence will keep your home safe and secure.

O’Fallon

Although it’s part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, O’Fallon doesn’t share the same reputation in terms of crime. In fact, it has consistently been voted one of the best places to live in Missouri thanks to its rich economy, low crime rates, and plenty of recreational activities.

If you’re planning on moving to O’Fallon, or if you call it home now, a security system will ensure your home is safe and sound.

The best security system for your Missouri home

As you search for a home security company for your home in Missouri, keep in mind that Vivint provides a system for any home, whether you live in a condo or apartment in the city, a home in the suburb, or a farm in the country.

In addition to innovative smart home products and security solutions, take a look at a few of the things homeowners appreciate that set Vivint apart from the rest:

  • A customer support team on-hand to answer questions, give advice, and help with your system.
  • Professional installation included with every system, so you don’t have to DIY your way through your home security.
  • 24/7 monitoring, with a monitoring center that boasts an average response time of around 10 seconds.

No matter where you live in Missouri, a Vivint security system can make your home a safer, more comfortable and convenient place to live for your entire family.

Ready to get started? Contact us today at 855.822.1220 for a free quote and start customizing your system today.

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