The right home security and pet safety can go hand and hand in keeping your home protected. However, similar to how home alarm systems sometimes need troubleshooting, pets, while as intelligent as a human toddler, can get in trouble if they aren’t monitored. If you have pets at home, here’s what you need to know about keeping them safe:
Check The Fencing
Fences, especially when paired with features like security cameras, do a great job of keeping intruders out. However, they may not keep wily pets in. If you have outdoor dogs, check your fence line regularly. Look and quickly fix any gaps or places dug out from underneath. This will keep your pet in the yard and prevent any accidents like their collars getting caught on the fencing.
Get Smart Motion Sensors
Yes, you can have motion sensors when you own a pet! It’s true that older style sensors would go off anytime your cat entered a room, but technology has come a long way since then. Smart motion sensors analyze movement habits, speed, and more to determine whether there’s an intruder lurking or just a hungry dog heading for their food bowl. You can learn more about our motion sensors included in our home automation solution.
Don’t Forget About Fire Safety
Your home could have a fire incident at any time, whether you’re there or not. Preparation and the right equipment can stop these disasters before they start. Here are a few tips:
- Make sure that you have at least one smoke alarm per bedroom and per floor.
- Test that the alarms sound when there’s smoke.
- Check that the batteries are still good.
- Consider smart alarms that will notify you if there’s trouble.
- For the greatest peace of mind, look into alarm monitoring through your security company.
- Finally, don’t forget about carbon monoxide detectors! Some smoke alarms include these detectors, but others don’t.
Pet friendly security systems can be tricky to design and install. You need both the right features and the right installation to ensure that your animals stay safe. That’s why you’ll want to hire the pros. If you have any questions about pet friendly options in the Atlanta area, contact us at Alarm Monitoring Service Of Atlanta today to request a quote.