At Brinks Home™ Our Security Systems Work So You Don’t Have To
- By Jonah Serie
- May 31, 2023
As summer nears and you start making vacation plans, it is vital to ensure your home security system is prepared to monitor your home. Regularly checking and testing your system is a valuable habit that protects your home and possessions. To keep your home security system updated and at peak performance, consider taking the following steps.
Make Sure Your Cameras are Installed at Strategic Points
When having your security cameras installed, think about what activity you want them to capture. The best areas to place security cameras are a home’s most-used entry points and common spaces. Your front door, first-floor access points, garage, high-traffic indoor areas and yard will benefit from a security camera’s watchful eye. Additionally, be aware of potential blind spots, using cameras on corners to capture overlapping footage.
Find a Home Security App That Keeps You Connected
When your cameras are securely installed, the next step is ensuring your home security app allows you to monitor from your mobile device anytime and anywhere. Home security apps, like the Brinks Home Mobile App, provide peace of mind by verifying the system is on and can help you manage the additional functions your smart home security system may offer.
Effective home security apps feature home automation and voice assistant integration. When evaluating an app's features, it is best to notice how easily it aligns with your day-to-day routines. Next, think about what you find the most useful: Is it easy to control your system remotely when you’re at work or out of town? Can you personalize your system's rules, notifications, and settings? Do you receive real-time camera footage or a comprehensive view of your home and property?
Select a Home Security System that is Covered by a Five Diamond Alarm Response Center
Finally, you want to ensure your home security company has 24/7 professional monitoring capabilities. When researching home security providers, be sure to thoroughly explore their available monitoring services and determine if they will meet your home's needs. Good customer service and full-time availability are a few indicators of a fine-tuned alarm response system. Brinks Home’s Alarm Response Center is a U.S.-based alarm response center that protects you and your loved ones 24/7/365.
One of the strongest indicators of a dependable monitoring system is the Five Diamond recognition. Five Diamond Alarm Response Centers meet specific standards of excellence, setting them apart from other home security companies. This distinction is given to less than 5% of all monitoring companies, and the prerequisites to attaining this status are comprehensive to ensure customers receive high-end, top-level monitoring.
The Monitoring Association, a trusted group of industry experts, selects these centers based on random inspections and quality standards assessments, top levels of customer service, continuous training, industry standards and more.
Getting Started: Where to Go
Once you’ve checked your camera positions, home security app, and your home security company’s monitoring capabilities, you can rest easy knowing that your security system is ready to protect your home.
Jonah Serie is the senior vice president of field operations at Brinks Home. He is a data-oriented and people-centric leader who dives headfirst into solving complex problems that arise daily in the realm of field operations. He has been instrumental in building out our technician workforce and has contributed substantially to our top-line growth. Since starting with Brinks Home, he has transformed our field operations function with improved processes and technology to help our field workforce deliver high-quality services.