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How to Keep Your Home Secure with People Coming and Going

How to Keep Your Home Secure

It’s often been said that it takes a village. In today’s hectic world, we can all use some help, whether that’s with pool care or house sitting. Our busy lives often require that we bring in people to fill in for us when we can’t be there. Maybe you hire lawn maintenance to care for your patch of grass. Perhaps you have a nanny who helps take care of the kids or your elderly relative has a caretaker who stops by regularly. Many homeowners have people coming and going from their house who don’t live there or just need temporary access. How can you keep your home safe? A personal security system has what you need.

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Here’s how a personal security system can help you care for your home when people are coming and going:

  • Individual codes: Most personal security systems offer you the convenience of assigning codes to individuals. This allows you to track when people enter and exit your home. If you have issues, you can narrow down when certain people were present in your home. The flexibility of custom security also means that you don’t have to be present to let people in or see them out.
  • Mobile access: If you need to let someone in your home and you aren’t comfortable assigning a code, you can use the ADT Mobile App to arm and disarm your personal security system so that you are in complete control. With the ADT Mobile App, you make the choice when people enter and when they leave.
  • Security cameras: Many personal security systems offer the use of security cameras. Security cameras often allow for video streaming. You can use security cameras to peek in on any visitors and check on the status of any work being completed. Security cameras often allow for streaming so that you can view what’s happening in your home in real time.
  • Exceptions: Some personal security systems will allow you to make exceptions for sensors. This means that you could arm your system so that normal security system monitoring continues, but disengage one sensor to allow access to only a particular area. For example, if you have a door sensor on your garage and a lawn maintenance person needs access to that area, you can disengage that sensor specifically so that your house remains secure, while allowing someone to enter your garage.

As technology advances, you can personalize your custom security system so that it fits nearly any circumstance you find yourself facing.

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