This post was originally published in August 2013. It was updated in May 2020 with new product information.
If you’re part of a military family, you know that serving our country can mean separation from your loved ones and frequent moves. These separations and moves are difficult enough without having to worry about your family’s safety. And a DIY home security system with monitoring will go a long way to providing peace of mind while you, or your loved one, is gone.
security systems with professional monitoring keep families safe from a range
Home security systems have come a long way in the last decade. DIY security systems take advantage of wireless technology, so the system components are modular and mobile. This means that homeowners can select only the devices they want—and skip the ones they don’t. A comprehensive set of security sensors can detect many problems besides just intrusion, such as fire, water leaks, and carbon monoxide buildup. With advanced features like home automation, you can control lights or thermostats remotely. Your family members will never have to come home to a dark house again!
DIY systems combined with professional monitoring give you added security—protecting property and lives in a way cameras and sensors alone can’t. With a monitored home alarm, your family won’t be on their own. They’ll have a team of professionals who receive all alarm signals and are ready to take action in an emergency.
access to your home security
Today’s alarm systems let you access and control your home security from anywhere through your phone or computer, keeping you connected at all times. The system will also feed you the information you need when you need it. For example, you can program it to send you and your spouse an email or text alert anytime a security sensor triggers at your house. The alarm control system is sophisticated, so it can tell you which sensor triggered and what the issue is.
All you need to use a wireless security system is Internet access. You can use your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop as the alarm system controls. You can check to make sure the system is armed, or you can disarm it remotely. If you assign a unique access code to every person who’s authorized to enter the house, you’ll be able to track family members, babysitters, or contractors as they come and go.
It’s no fun to guess what might be happening at home, especially when you’re far away. The advantage of home alarm interactivity is knowing what’s going on. When you know everyone’s safe and sound, your mind will be free to concentrate on the task at hand.
monitoring allows you to view your home at any time
Live streaming video is another home alarm system feature that will make families feel connected during deployments. With video security, you’ll be able to monitor your property with your own eyes—anytime, from anywhere. Security cameras use the broadband connection in your home to stream footage over the Internet. You can access it with any internet-connected device, including a smartphone. If you have a “pan and tilt” security camera, you can control the view and angle remotely to pan the entire room. All footage is available only to you and your family, so privacy is not an issue.
Look for a video security system that produces both live and recorded video. Recorded video clips are handy at times when you can’t monitor the video feed live. Clips also aid the police in apprehending burglars. If your home alarm is equipped with the video recording feature, it can automatically trigger a short clip whenever a security sensor detects an issue.
allows you to move your home security system repeatedly
That question brings us back to the topic of wireless security systems. Until recently, alarm systems were permanently installed in homes—anchored in the walls with the components hard-wired together. But with the introduction of wireless home alarms, you have the flexibility to move the equipment—or the entire system—anytime you want. Frontpoint even offers a moving kit to help during each move.
The sensors communicate wirelessly with the control panel and attach to the wall, shelf, or ceiling with simple adhesive. You can redecorate, add new sensors, or pick up and move to a new home, taking your alarm system with you. The simple DIY setup makes transferring a system quick, easy, painless—and free!
security works for military families
At Frontpoint, we are truly indebted to the men and women who serve overseas defending our freedom. We hope our 100% wireless home alarm system can provide some comfort to both you and your family members while you’re away. With Frontpoint, you can rest assured that your home is armed with all the best tools to keep the family safe and secure.
Frontpoint keeps families safer and more connected in their everyday lives. We've been revolutionizing the home security industry for over a decade. And we're just getting started. To shop DIY home security systems, check out our Security Packages. If you have questions or would like to discuss a quote, contact us at 1-877-602-5276.
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