The home automation technology Digital Interiors provides to our clients is often thought of as a luxury lifestyle upgrade, which it is in many ways; however, there is also a very important role our technology plays in home security.
It is not unusual for news stations all around the country to show stories about thieves taking UPS or FedEx packages directly from people’s front doors all throughout the year (not only in the holiday shipping craze that is December). This has even been known to happen in gated communities, where one would assume it would be less likely to occur.
If possible, try to prevent these ‘package bandits’ from taking your deliveries by taking away their opportunity. Have your delivery service hold the package at a store until you can pick it up or give special delivery instructions, such as placing the box in the backyard or in another less visible area near your home. Another prevention method is to have a friend or neighbor keep watch, then go get and hold the package until you come home. Sometimes having your delivery shipped to your job (the place most of us live) may also help!
The security system and surveillance cameras Digital Interiors installs will detect an intrusion, sound the alarm if there is smoke or fire and help you see what is going on around your home. Our security cameras offer an added dimension to your security system. For maximum convenience, all of these cameras can be seen on any TV in your home. Simply tune into the channel assigned to the camera and there it is; you can even see the video feed on your PC (great if you’re at work or out of town).
You may be wondering how cameras will help if a perpetrator already has their hands on your package. Depending on your home automation system, you may be able to set off an alarm from your smartphone causing the theft to leave the package and run. However, this will probably not deter a dedicated theft; but you’ll have video proof that your package was stolen to share with the police, and be able to prove that it was taken to the company you ordered from. Your cameras may even help the police find and convict the theft!
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This is merely a taste of what our security systems and surveillance cameras are capable of. Please ask about the ‘Bump in the Night’ custom experience we offer when you contact us to schedule an appointment. Also, feel free to schedule a time to see our lovely showroom as well!