Your home security system is designed to help protect everyone in your household, and that includes its most vulnerable, four-legged members. Naturally, we’re talking about your pets: those loyal, lovable animals who want to protect you, but can’t always do it on their own. Luckily, there are ways they can work alongside your home security system to make better household safety happen.
Pets and Your Smart Locks
If you’re like most homeowners, dog walking is something you don’t always have time for. Maybe you’ve decided to try out a dog walking service to take care of the job for you, or you’ve hired a nearby friend who your pet already has a relationship with. No matter who you enlist to help out, you need a secure way to let them in the house that doesn’t take up too much time. Hopefully, your system includes a smart lock for the front door; it can be the perfect solution.
Giving Your Walker Access
When you get the alert that your dog walker is on the doorstep, swipe on your phone to see the video. Next, tap on the smart lock button on your phone so you can let them in the house. You’ll get another alert when they walk out, your adorable pet on his leash being led by the walker. That’s when you can lock the door again. Whether it’s 15 minutes later, 30 minutes later or more, your final action is to let them back in when they return and lock the door when your walker leaves. These actions take only seconds, and you never had to leave your workstation.
Your pet keeps watch over your property, and so do your home security cameras. Working together, they can become crime-fighting partners to defend your home. And if a break-in ever does take place, your dog can go into a defensive posture while your burglar alarm sounds and the monitoring center is alerted so help can be on its way. In this scenario, your pet and your security system have helped each other and given your home multiple layers of security.
For questions about how to best pair up your pets and your smart home security, Staten Island homeowners can learn more by calling F.E. Moran Security Solutions. We would be happy to answer your questions.
About F.E. Moran Security Solutions
Since 2003, F.E. Moran Security Solutions has been a relationship-driven security company that is provides superior customer service, quality installations and state-of-the-art monitoring – and now, our services include smart home upgrades. We are proud that one of the top 50 security companies in the U.S., ranked by SDM Magazine, is our Illinois home security company.