7 Ways Home Monitoring Keeps Your Pets Safe
Your family’s safety is at the forefront of your mind when installing a security system, and that includes your pets as well. When researching a security product that suits your needs, consider the ways that this technology can help your pets stay safe too.
We have detailed some of the most common hazards as well as the technology and tools that can benefit your companion animals, from the friendliest ferret to the laziest lizard.
Thieves are interested in anything of value, and that can include an expensive animal breed or rare pet. Your pets may become a target in a home robbery situation, whether for resale or other uses. Installing a home security system that notifies you of any doors or windows opening can allow you to act quickly in the event of a home break-in. A front door camera can assist you in identifying a thief or providing images of their vehicle to the police.
Animals are sensitive to temperature and environmental changes, but it can be challenging to maintain a constant temperature if you are at work or away for a day. With FSS Technologies’ smart thermostats, you can control your home’s temperature from wherever. Having this level of control also means you can be alerted if the temperature drops suddenly due to a malfunction in the HVAC system, or if the weather shifts from rain to sun in the span of a few hours. With the ability to increase or decrease the room temperature from your phone, you can rest assured that your pets are comfortable.
3. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide
Smoke and carbon monoxide at low levels can affect the health of your animals. Having reliable smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can determine when these dangerous gasses are in the air or if there are any possible fires. Not only can this save human lives in your house, but it can also allow you to contact emergency services in time to save your furry friends.
4. Door Codes for Pet Sitters
If you hire someone to walk your dogs during the day or feed your fish while you are on vacation, a smart lock can allow them to help you without requiring that you give strangers uncontrolled access to your front door. With FSS Technologies’ smart lock options, you can lock and unlock your doors from the Alarm.com mobile app and create custom codes for different people. Custom codes can be changed or deleted at any time and allow you to know exactly who is coming and going from your home.
5. Indoor and Outdoor Cameras
Be a fly on your home’s wall with your pets. While installing indoor and outdoor cameras are an excellent tool for monitoring the safety of your home, they are also a useful tool to keep an eye on any mischievous pets you may have. You can make sure your new kitten is sleeping peacefully or learn who has been hiding your socks under the couch all week.
6. Signage for Emergency Services
Most home security system installations also include signage that alerts emergency services that there are animals in the home. In the case of a fire, firefighters will know immediately to be on the lookout for your pets and ensure everyone gets out safely. This signage can also be customized and purchased online.
7. Smart Lights and Switches
Smart lights and switches allow you to control the lights in your home from a mobile app or to set up a lighting schedule. If your new puppy gets anxious in the dark, smart light switches can help you ease her stress by turning a light on while you are out at dinner. Controlling the lighting of your home from anywhere can also help your pets understand when someone is going to come into the house and see that it is someone they recognize, as opposed to an intruder.
With FSS Technologies, you will always work with one of our certified security experts. We love your pets as much as you do and will build a home security system that keeps the entire family safe.