If you own a pet, you’ll have security needs different from the average homeowner. Animals can trigger false alarms with standard home security systems and accidentally turn various smart home devices on or off. But with the right home security tech equipped with pet-specific settings, you can protect your home and furry friends. This blog will provide some of the top home security tips for pet owners.

Install Pet-Sensitive Motion Detectors

A home security system is an effective way to keep your home safe. Motion detectors, surveillance cameras, and door sensors can alert you to any unusual activity. Motion sensors are useful for activating cameras when intruders enter a room. Pet-sensitive models can be programmed to ignore movements of small and medium-sized animals – typically those below 40 pounds; some can accommodate pets up to 80 pounds.

Use Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology lets you control your home security from your phone or tablet. You can lock doors, arm your security system, and monitor your home remotely. This is particularly helpful for pet owners who may need to check on their pets while away from home.

Keep an Eye on Dog Walkers or Pet Sitters

If you hire or ask someone to watch your pet while you’re away, your home security camera can help you monitor your pet and who’s watching them. You just need a smart home security camera with a compatible mobile app that streams to your smartphone. Use this to ensure your pet is fed, walked, and the caretaker doesn’t bring anyone you don’t know into the home.

In addition to video monitoring, smart locks can help provide caretakers access and ensure they come and go at appropriate times. Typically, you can create a new door code for them that can be deactivated upon your return.

Communicate With Your Pet 

The most enjoyable feature of a full-featured, pet-friendly surveillance camera is the ability to communicate with your pets when you’re away. If your camera has two-way audio, you can hear and talk to your pet. You might not be able to stay with your furry friends all the time, but with the right home security system, you can know they are safe.

Protect Your Pets With Smart Shield Systems

If you’re a pet owner, your home security system can help keep an eye on your pet and ensure its safety. Just remember to set up your motion sensors correctly to avoid false alarms, utilize smart home technology, monitor caretakers, and stay in touch with your furry friends. If you want to learn more about how to upgrade your home technology to ensure maximum safety and security for your pets, reach out to Smart Shield Systems. Give us a call at (858) 244-9546, or click here for a FREE quote!

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