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Reasons You’ll Be Thankful for Your Home Security System

Nov 10, 2022|

It’s getting to be the time of year when people start to reflect on the things they’re thankful for, and family, friends, and a home top the list for most of us.

If you’re considering a smart home security system, you might be wondering if it’s really worth the expense. Of course, knowing your family and home is protected is worth the peace of mind—but seeing a security system in action shows just how valuable they can be.

Check out these stories and videos and find out what makes a security system worth the price.

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What makes Home security systems worth it?

A home security system is an investment. If you’re wondering what the return on your investment is and whether it’s really worth it, most homeowners with security services will agree that it’s well worth the cost in peace of mind alone.

But beyond peace of mind, a security system protects your home. And while a security system yard sign is sometimes enough to keep a burglar away, it doesn’t mean a brazen criminal won’t try to break in.

Watch these videos and see for yourself how a security system works in real-life situations:

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Scare away potential burglars

The Outdoor Camera Pro is a surveillance camera that helps proactively prevent crime on your property, whether it’s a break-in or car theft, deterring crime through several unique features. First, it uses motion sensors to identify people lurking on your property. Then, it lets them know they’ve been spotted by illuminating its LED ring and playing a tone to let them know they’ve been seen. And finally, once the lurker knows they’ve been spotted and are being recorded, it sends a potential thief running.

See how the Outdoor Camera Pro deters a would-be car thief in the video below.

Another homeowner shares video of how the Outdoor Camera Pro stopped a burglar before he got too far. As the customer in the video mentions, even living in a “safe” neighborhood doesn’t make you immune to crime.

Robber scared away by a Vivint camera.

Stop crime before it starts

Most burglaries are crimes of opportunity. Burglars are looking for a way to quickly get in and out with the goods. That’s why surveillance cameras are such an important part of a home alarm system.

This customer received a notification on her mobile app that her Outdoor Camera Pro had spotted a lurker on her property, where she was able to watch this video of someone attempting to steal her property in broad daylight—before her security system stopped him in his tracks.

Car burglar being deterred by a Vivint camera.

Protect your property

You work hard for your home, vehicles, and other property, so of course you want to protect it. With a home security system that includes home security cameras, you can protect your property, like this customer was able to do with their Vivint system.

You can see from the video that the potential burglar was trying to be quick and carry on unseen, but the the Outdoor Camera Pro had other plans. The thief was scared away and the property was protected—mission accomplished.

Burglar deterred from car theft by a Vivint camera

Home security equipment that keeps you safe

In addition to outdoor surveillance cameras, there are numerous smart home security devices that work together to keep your home protected around the clock.

The best home security systems include a comprehensive network of devices that monitor your home inside and out, including:

  • Door and window sensors that alert you and the monitoring center of unauthorized entry into your home.
  • Motion detection, including motion sensors inside the house that capture movement in specific areas, triggering the alarm system.
  • Doorbell camera that allows you to see whoever comes to your front door and answer your front door remotely. Vivint’s doorbell camera also proactively protects you packages by scaring off thieves with a loud sound, just like the Outdoor Camera Pro.
  • Indoor cameras that let you see what’s going on in your home when you’re away, check on pets or family members, or monitor specific areas.
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that protect your home and family from fire and deadly carbon monoxide.
  • Smart locks that you can lock and unlock with a unique code (instead of a physical key) or that lock automatically behind you, ensuring your home is locked up and secure.

In addition to the best devices, your home security company should also provide professional monitoring service. While it is possible to DIY your security monitoring to save on monthly monitoring fees, it’s not the best way to keep your home safe. A self-monitored system usually requires you to be home to see if there really is a threat, which isn’t helpful if you’re away.

Vivint’s monitored systems have a dedicated professional monitoring center that monitors your home 24/7. If an alarm goes off, they’ll contact emergency services on your behalf. This gives you peace of mind that your home is always protected, even while you’re away.

Home security is more than security

While your home security system protects your home, it also captures moments around the house that you may have otherwise missed. Many of our customers share the funny moments and surprises they got from their Doorbell Camera Pro.

Here are a few more things your security cameras can do beyond deterring crime:

Record fun moments.

Of course, protecting your home is the most important thing your security system should do. But our customers have also found that their Vivint systems have captures some not-so-serious moments, too.

Vivint’s Doorbell Camera Pro video doorbell boasts crystal clear night vision, which is how this customer was able to check her mobile app and see that the movement caught by the camera wasn’t a burglar, delivery driver, or even a person—it was a horse stopping by for a quick snack on her porch.

Horse caught on Vivint doorbell camera

Capture your pets having fun.

Most people with pets will agree pets are family, and most of us like to take video and photos of our pets being silly or cute. This customer got a funny surprise when their doorbell camera recorded their cat taking a dive into the bushes.

Cat falling caught on a Vivint camera

Share video with friends and family

Vivint surveillance cameras automatically record what’s going on inside and outside your home, so you can review footage at your convenience. You can then share this video with law enforcement, neighbors, or family members.

Some things you just have to see to believe. This customer got an alert on their phone that there was movement at the front door, and there was—in the form of a moose checking things out. Thanks to the doorbell camera, the customer could share this funny experience.

Moose caught on a Vivint camera.

Smart home automation makes life convenient

Most smart home security companies also include smart home automation, which makes life safer, more comfortable, and more convenient.

Smart devices can automate certain systems and devices around your house (for example, turning your home’s entryway lights on when you unlock your front door or automatically adjusting your temperature to save money while you’re away). You can also control them remotely with a mobile app, even if you’re miles away.

You can build a custom Vivint system that includes all the security devices you need to protect your home, as well as smart home devices that keep you connected to your home while making life a little easier at the same time—another reason a home security system from Vivint is worth it!

Some home automation devices you can add to your home include:

  • Smart thermostat that automatically adjusts to your temperature preferences when you’re home and away, ensuring your home is at your preferred temperature and saving you money at the same time.
  • Smart lighting you can turn on and off from your phone, or program to automatically turn on and off after specific actions. For example, you can set your lights to turn off when you arm your security system, or have your outdoor lights turn on at dusk.
  • Garage door control that alerts you whenever the garage door is open, so you can close it with your mobile app.
  • Hands-free voice control with Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa that lets you control your lighting, temperature, and more with your voice.
  • Smart control for your system, including a mobile app to control your devices while you’re away and a keypad that lets you manage your system from a single spot while you’re home. Vivint’s Smart Hub control panel also features one-touch emergency callouts, so you can contact the monitoring center for help with the touch of a button.

Vivint Smart Home systems also work with many of the most popular smart home devices, including Nest, Google Home, and Amazon Echo, so your existing devices integrate seamlessly with your new system.

Why you’ll be thankful for your security system

A smart home security system from Vivint provides many benefits that make it well worth it. Here are some of the best:

  • 24/7 monitoring and fast response times. In an emergency, every second counts. Vivint boasts one of the fastest response times in the industry with an average of just 10 seconds.
  • Professional installation. Don’t spend your weekends DIY’ing your system. With Vivint, professional installation is included, with licensed Smart Home Pros ensuring everything works together. They’ll even show you how to get the most out of your system and show you how your devices work.
  • Warranty. Vivint’s warranty backs up your devices and installation your devices and installation, so you can relax knowing your system will operate the way it’s intended.
  • Homeowners insurance discounts. Even insurance companies know how effective a security system is. Many companies will provide a discount on your policy premiums if you have a security system.

From protecting your home and property while you’re away to capturing funny moments around the house, a Vivint home security system is worth it. And with systems that can meet every need and budget, there’s no reason to wait any longer.

Contact our Smart Home Pros today at 855.822.1220 and start protecting the people and things you’re most thankful for.

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