Does your house have an alarm system? Are you thinking about getting one? Alarm systems are vastly different now than when they originally came on the market. An alarm system in 2016 is not only capable of deterring unwanted visitors, but it can also serve as the command center of a modern, connected home! Hint: you should get one. Here are five reasons why an alarm system is a smart buy for the modern homeowner:
Water is an important part of a functioning home, both in regards of keeping it out of unwanted areas, and regulating its use throughout the house. Did you know an alarm system can monitor the important functions of water throughout your building, and quickly report any problems? This can make all the difference in a flooding situation. Your alarm can be connected to your boiler—measuring the amount of water present and notifying you and a plumber if a leak is detected. If you take the time to install sensors on your roof, your alarm system can even pinpoint where and when a leak occurs! Connecting your alarm to your house’s water system can save you from burst pipes, flood damage and will ensure your boiler is kept in tip-top condition.