The birth of your first child is the start of an exciting chapter your life. It’s also a major life change, with most of your previously free time dedicated to the nurture and care of an infant 100% incapable of taking care of itself in any way. Between the time spent juggling life’s responsibilities and dealing with a newborn, it’s easy to let a few home-related tasks slide as you and your sleep-deprived brain get adjusted to the newest addition to your family and your new schedule.
One facet of home ownership that is often neglected by new parents is home security. The immediate benefit of a more secure home for a new family often takes a back seat to budget concerns and the prioritization of other “nesting” to-dos. Even the phrase “home security” often leads to the mistaken concept that “all” a security system does is alert homeowners to intrusion. This limited understanding of modern systems ignores the essential fire, carbon monoxide, and water leak detection functions that protect people and their property. Furthermore, the modern smart home security system provides a level of convenience and support through automation that can help with some of the stress and anxiety inherent to parenting. For the sake of security, convenience, and peace of mind, a home security system should be on every new parent’s wish list.
It isn’t “just” home security
You know from the moment you meet your baby that you’d do anything to keep them healthy and safe. With more to protect than ever, home security is an essential addition to your child’s first home. Firstly, a professional home security system alerts homeowners to various forms of intrusion including forced entry and motion inside a specific room. With over a million homes being broken into every year, a security system can provide peace of mind during the precious hours of sleep you’re able to obtain each night.
A security system is worth it for the intrusion protection alone, but they can do so much more. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be tied into a monitored system for life safety protection. Instead of having your smoke detectors warn just you of a fire, your system can send a signal automatically to a professional monitoring center and have the fire department dispatched within moments. This is especially critical for carbon monoxide detection, which is odorless, colorless, and capable of incapacitating occupants to fatal results. Considering firefighters respond to more than 350,000 home fires every year and more than 50,000 people each year are hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning each year, it’s safe to say that a comprehensive intrusion and life safety system should be a crucial facet in the protection of your family.
Outside of safety, the modern connected home can provide multiple levels of convenience for your new lifestyle. Smart security devices can integrate through a common platform (such as the EPS Total Connect application), allowing for the manipulation of door locks, lights, garage doors, and more from a central application. If you’d like to dim your living room lamp without disturbing the baby strapped to your chest or close the garage door before you drift off to sleep in the comfort of your own bed, you can do so with the flick of your finger from your smart phone or tablet. If you make it all the way upstairs before realizing you’ve forgotten to arm your system, you can set it with ease from the app.
EPS Security’s Total Connect connected home platform even integrates with high-quality home surveillance cameras. If you leave your child with a nanny or sitter, you can check in live over your Total Connect application to see how everyone is doing. The platform also integrates with the Skybell video doorbell, which not only allows you to see and converse with a visitor without opening the door but can also have its chime silenced so as not to disturb a sleeping infant. And, while it may not seem like it at the time, babies do not stay babies forever, and a smart home system adapts to the demands of older children with working parents with remote door locking and the ability to discern who has armed/disarmed the system and when.
Kids are expensive, so it’s understandable that some parents may balk at the idea of purchasing a pricey, state-of-the-art security system after bringing the baby home from the hospital. There’s good news on that front. Even though home security systems are more advanced than ever before, they’ve become less expensive as technology has improved. Experienced, industry-leading providers like EPS Security are able to use their influence and purchase power to negotiate better rates than less tenured competitors—and we pass that savings on to our customers.
Being a new parent is hard enough without having to worry about the security of your home and family. Let our 24/7 local Monitoring Center do the worrying for you. Our trained engineers and consultants can work with you to design a custom home security system that both fits your needs and satisfies your desire for convenience. Let us show you how easy and affordable it is to protect what matters most so you can focus on spending time with those whom matter most to you.