Five Features of a Home Security System

The best home security systems give you more than after-the-fact information—they give you control. Today’s technology allows you to be more aware of what’s happening at your home right now, and it gives you the tools you need to do something about it. Here are 5 AMP Smart home automation and security products that provide live updates and remote control of your home.


Video Doorbell

A video doorbell gives you greater knowledge and control when you’re both home and away. With the Skybell video doorbell, you can monitor your front door anytime with visuals up to 1080p HD and a 5x zoom from your smart phone. The motion sensor technology can alert you when someone is at the door. You can download the video to rewatch at a later time as well.

Homeowners can use the doorbell to see, hear, and even talk with visitors. This is perfect for when you need to leave instructions for delivery people but you’re away from the home. It can also give you peace of mind when you leave your kids home by themselves or with a babysitter. Even at night, you can view visitors in full-color HD video.

Tired of your loud doorbell waking up the baby at night or nap time? You can turn the chime off on your app and get alerts on your phone when someone uses the doorbell.


Flood Sensor

Robbery and break-ins aren’t the only threat from which your home needs protection. Flooding can be just as disastrous and damaging, particularly if it has time to spread throughout your home unimpeded.

Flood sensors, when put in areas of your home that are high-risk for water damage like bathrooms, kitchens, basements, etc., can detect water and alert you in the event of a flood or water leak. The sensor, which you can fasten to the wall or the floor, sends an alert to the AMP Smart Panel as well as your phone through email and/or text alerts. This early detection can save you thousands of dollars in water damage recovery costs.


Mini Door/Window Sensor

Mini door/window sensors are an important part of a wireless security system. They provide a discreet option for monitoring both door and window entry in your home. Whether you are out for the day, gone for a vacation, or even in your home, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing what’s going on in your own home.

These battery-operated sensors send text alerts to your phone whenever a designated window is opened. You can rest peacefully knowing that any time day or night, if a break-in occurs in your home, AMP’s 24/7 security monitoring means you’ll get help when you need it.


Glass Break Sensor

Glass break sensors are a vital component of a home alarm system. Intruders may try to get around triggering lock-based security systems by breaking a window or glass door to gain entry without opening anything. However, glass break sensors, typically affixed to opposite walls or ceilings, activate an LED light when it detects sound within a 20’ range.

Even if the AMP smart system is in “stay” or “away” mode, the glass break sensors remain active to give you peace of mind 24 hours a day.


Smart Locks

How many times have you questioned whether you locked the door when you left the house? It’s hard to shake that uneasy feeling when you don’t know if your home is properly protected or not. Smart door locks allow you to check on your locks from anywhere using your smart phone. You can even lock and unlock your doors remotely.

If you’d like to take things a step further, you can add geofencing to your home automation system. You can program your doors to lock or unlock whenever you enter or leave a designated radius of your home.


Asset Safe

Even with a quality security system, it’s smart to lock up valuable items and documents within your home. No wireless home security system is complete without an asset safe.

You can never be too careful with certain valuables and documents. AMP Smart’s asset safe will send you alerts every time it is opened, so you can always know that your items are secure.  

Already have a safe or liquor cabinet? If you’d like to add smart features to your existing safe, AMP Smart can help.
Interested to learn more about these or any of our other home security and automation products? Contact us today!