August 9, 2022
Best Home Security System for Pet Owners
Everyone knows that security systems protect humans, but did you know that some systems include features specifically for pet owners? These components can help monitor pets and keep them safe. If you have animals in the house and are considering investing in a new home security system, look for these key pet-friendly features.
Rapid responders usually have no way of knowing if a pet is in the home during an emergency. For many people, their pets are irreplaceable family members, and they will do anything to keep them safe. If you have a Frontpoint home security system, you can add the details of your pets to your account. By doing so, you’re allowing emergency responders to automatically receive information about your pets’ presence when they respond to an alert about your home. This information makes a pet rescue that much more possible.
If you have a Frontpoint system, we recommend adding your pet’s information to your account through the mobile app. Make sure you keep it up-to-date if there are ever any changes. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Frontpoint app.
- Tap the hamburger menu button in the upper left-hand corner.
- Scroll down and select “My Account” from the menu options.
- Below “Account Info,” you’ll see a section for “Pets”—tap the pencil icon on the right to edit.
- Add your pet’s information, limiting input to animal type and quantity (example: “1 dog” or “3 snakes.”)
- Press Save to complete the process.
Smart Cameras with Video Analytics
Any camera can help you to monitor your pets, but who has time to watch a live stream all day? Make sure that the security system you choose has cameras with Video Analytics so you can receive customized alerts regarding your pet. This feature distinguishes between humans and animals and allows you to set up virtual zones. This means you can choose to receive notifications any time your pet jumps onto the couch, enters the garden, or invades any other forbidden areas. Frontpoint’s cameras include Video Analytics AND two-way audio, so you can even speak to your pets while you’re away.
Pet-Friendly Motion Sensors
Nothing is more frustrating than leaving your house and arming your security system, only for your pet to set off the motion sensors. That’s why, if you have pets, it’s crucial to get a home security system with pet-friendly motion sensors. This way, your pet can roam freely through the house without triggering your alarm. Frontpoint’s Motion Sensors do not detect pets under 40 pounds.
Smart Door Lock
A smart door lock is a fantastic product for those who have a dog walker come to their house while away. Giving your dog walker a key to your home or leaving a key under the doormat is risky. The Frontpoint Smart Door Lock is keyless and allows you to create a unique code for your dog walker to use when they need to enter. The best part is that this code can be set to only work during a specific time of day, so they only have access when needed. You can also assign their name to the code and receive alerts whenever they come and go.
If you have a dog that is sensitive to noise and strangers in the house, a home security system with DIY installation may be your best bet. When a professional installer comes into your home and starts drilling holes in the walls, your dog may get overly stimulated, resulting in a stressful situation for everyone involved. With DIY installation, the products are generally easy to set up and do not require drilling. Plus, there won’t be any strangers in your home!