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What Zombies Can Teach You About Needing Home Security


This is the chant of the zombies during the zombie apocalypse. They rise from the grave with the intention of eating the brains of everyone they meet.

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This is the chant of the zombies during the zombie apocalypse. They rise from the grave with the intention of eating the brains of everyone they meet.

While an actual zombie apocalypse is incredibly unlikely, that doesn't mean you can't learn anything from the many fictional depictions of zombies. In fact, zombies can teach us a great deal about how to set up good home security.

Zombies Don't Sleep

Unlike normal people, zombies don't need to sleep. This means they are a threat to your home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Thankfully, with Vivint Smart Protect, your home is monitored 24 hours a day by operators that can contact law enforcement for you. Even if you are fast asleep, the zombies won't slip by your Vivint Smart Protect security.

Zombies Can't Use Tools

Zombies can't use tools of any sort. This means they can't use guns or even doorknobs. The only way that a zombie can actually hurt you is if it is able to physically make contact with you, in which case it will make every attempt possible to eat your brain. All you need to do to keep your brain intact is to never open a door to a zombie. Smart Home Services, available through a Vivint Smart Protect & Control package, allow you to install a doorbell video device on your home that makes it easy to determine whether it is safe to open the door.

Zombies Will Chase You Relentlessly

Zombies never run out of stamina and will chase you forever. Still, assuming you haven't shirked on your cardio workouts, you should be able to run away from a zombie (or even a whole hoard of zombies). But no matter how fast you run, you still need to get through your door and into your home. The time you spend digging out a key and unlocking your door could very well be your undoing. Luckily, Vivint offers remote door access using a key fob or a remote garage door opener so you can get into your home more quickly, avoiding the insatiable appetite of the living dead creatures that think you are an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Zombies Move Slowly When Not Chasing Humans

Unless some tasty human brains are directly in their line of sight, zombies shamble around slowly. This movement could even be slow enough to not be detected by a motion detector. A zombie can literally spend weeks crossing a yard with no ill effects. The lesson here is that you want to combine multiple types of security devices to protect yourself and your home. A Vivint Smart Complete package is a perfect example of this. It combines a dozen different security measures to provide home security. Additionally, you can monitor your home from afar using a tablet connected to your smart home. Thus, even if a zombie sneaks into your home, you can connect to the cameras in your home, identify the threat, and employ appropriate countermeasures (shotguns are classically considered the best option for slaying zombies).

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