How Home Security Is Beneficial If You Have Pets

Should you have a security system if you have pets? Some people are worried about combining home alarm systems and pets because they are worried about false alarms, with pets setting off motion sensors or chewing through alarm wires. Additionally, some people with dogs may feel that they do not need an alarm system at all because their watchdog is an effective deterrent to intruders.

Nevertheless, there are some very good reasons to opt for a security system for your home, both for yourself and for pets in the home.

Benefits of Home Security for Pets

For one, a home security system that includes monitoring allows you to keep an eye on your pets while you are away from home. Being able to see your pets when you are away gives you the peace of mind of knowing they are okay and that you can get emergency personnel to come to rescue your pet in case of a fire, break-in or some other emergency.

Many people face a big problem when going away for a long trip. They do not wish to leave their pets unattended. If you have a good home security system, however, you have a remote pet monitor that will allow you to make sure your pets are in good shape while you are away. If your pets will need care while you are gone, you can also use your home security system to selectively allow entrance to your home for a pet-sitter, and to make sure that pet-sitter is only doing what they are charged with doing while in your home.

Finally, while a barking dog may deter some potential intruders, determined criminals may find a way around them, like feeding your pet drugs to incapacitate them. It is much better to have a security system that prevents a criminal from attempting to access your home in the first place than to hope your dog will get the better of a confrontation when them.

Pets and Triggering Home Security Alarms

While it’s not impossible for your pet to trigger some aspect of your security system, modern, sophisticated alarm systems can tell the difference between an intruder and your pet. Talk to Summit Security Solutions about the possibilities of setting height or weight sensitivity for motion sensors and alarms so that pets do not trigger them. We can also set you up with a wireless security solution so there are no wires for your pets to chew through.

Our 24/7 video monitoring stations are manned by real people, so we will know whether activity in the house belongs to a pet or an intruder and we can respond accordingly.

Contact Summit Security Solutions for Home Security for Pets and Humans in Utah Today

At Summit Security Solutions, based in Salt Lake City and St. George, we are very strong believers in providing you with peace of mind for your entire family, including your pets, in your home. Contact us today for more information about our range of customizable solutions to protect you and your pets, including home automation, video surveillance with live monitoring, and remote access. Secure your home and family and protect your animal companions now!