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When is it Time for a New Home Security System?

When is it Time for a New Home Security System?

Technicians are installing a cctv camera

If you’re still using the home security system you bought and had installed in the 1980s, it might be time for a new home security system. It’s interesting how the older we get, time gets hazy– it may seem like 1981 was yesterday, but it was 40 years ago! 

The Evolution of Home Security Technology

Think about how much technology has changed over the past few decades. We’re doing things today that were unimaginable back then… And in 2021, you can get up-to-date technology that’ll best protect you and your family living together under one roof. 

So, if your current home security system is older than 10 years, it’s time to at least start thinking about replacing it. If it’s older than 15 years, it is time for replacement. Older systems have fewer capabilities than newer ones. And they have few, if any, options for modern upgrades. 

Does your current system use a landline? Since a landline uses wires, those wires could be cut by a burglar, thus disabling your system. Today’s systems are wireless, utilizing cellular networks. 

Have a Professional Take a Look

When’s the last time you had someone professionally check your security system? Over time, all electronic devices work less efficiently. And if there’s a lack of maintenance, that’s not helpful. You might have loose or damaged wires. Your camera lens might be dirty.

Is this the year you “go smart?” Smart technology is pretty cool. It allows you to use devices such as your phone to literally monitor your house. You can use smart tech to control your HVAC system, turn lights on and off, and even activate locks on your doors– and you can do this from miles away! 

Finally, if your situation/lifestyle has changed, it might be time for a new security system. For instance, do you have little kids in the house with you now, or elderly parents? Maybe you need an upgraded security system to help keep them safe. 

Do you have questions about home security systems? Call NYCONN Security today at 800-783-5004.

How Security Systems Can Help Homeowners Save Money Long Term

How Security Systems Can Help Homeowners Save Money Long Term

Do you have a home security system? It can help you save money in the long run. Most homeowners choose to get a home security system because they want to keep their property safe from burglars and vandals. A security system alerts them to anything out of the ordinary, and authorities can be called, ifContinue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home’s Security

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home’s Security

As 2020 comes to a close and 2021 is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about new beginnings and new things. One thing you can do right now is come up with some new year’s resolutions to improve your own home’s security. This is especially important in these difficult times, when civil unrest andContinue Reading

What Are the Advantages of Wireless Security Systems?

What Are the Advantages of Wireless Security Systems?

Technology has been advancing for years now. In the past, security systems were connected by wires, and some still are… but wireless security systems are here, and they’re popular. What are some of the advantages of utilizing wireless security systems? Efficiency If you’re looking for a security system that’s more secure, easier to install, andContinue Reading

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security

Do you want to improve your home’s security, economically? What are some inexpensive ways to make your home safer from burglars?  Lights, Camera (No) Action! Lights make a difference. Burglars always go for dark houses where it looks like no one is at home. Why? Well, it’s easier for them to rob a place whereContinue Reading

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Security?

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Security?

Undoubtedly, homeowners have a million things to worry about each day. From interior and exterior maintenance to paying the monthly bills on time, homeowners have a laundry list of things to fret over. As such, it’s understandable that home security is not always at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. However, it only takes one unfortunateContinue Reading

The Benefits of a Wireless Security System

The Benefits of a Wireless Security System

Technology has been advancing for years now. In the past, security systems were connected by wires, and some still are… but wireless security systems are here, and they’re popular. What are some of the advantages of utilizing wireless security systems? If you’re looking for a security system that’s more secure, easier to install, and flexible,Continue Reading

Things You May Not Know About a Home Security System

Things You May Not Know About a Home Security System

Most people don’t know much about home security systems. They only take the time to learn about them if/when their house is broken into, and they decide, “Okay, I need a security system in place so this doesn’t happen again.” Do most homes have security systems? It depends on the neighborhood. You can usually tellContinue Reading

Here’s Why People Invest in Home Security

Here’s Why People Invest in Home Security

If someone were to successfully break into your home today, they would rob you of more than just your personal possessions. They would also rob you of your peace of mind. You would have a tough time feeling safe in your home from now on. It’s one of the main reasons why people invest inContinue Reading

Home Security Myths to Ignore

Home Security Myths to Ignore

You want to keep your home secure. What are some home security myths? Unreliable Some people assume home security systems are unreliable. Maybe the older ones were, but today’s systems aren’t. In the old days someone could “cut a telephone line” or “disconnect the power supply.” Today’s systems guard against those things, oftentimes with multipleContinue Reading