How to Receive Home Security Alerts via Email
The technology behind home security has evolved tremendously in recent years. Many home security companies offer an email alerts to notify you if your home has been broken into or if your property has been damaged. Here are some steps for receiving security alerts via email.
Step 1 – Decide on the Degree of Risk You Think You Run
Before you start planning how to get alerts via email, you really need to consider which alerts you need. It's best to honestly survey your neighborhood and property. If you live in a gated community, you may not need to be alerted about certain events.
Step 2 – Decide Which Alerts You Would Like to Receive.
Flood alerts could help to reduce damage to your property, such as if a pipe bursts or your washing machine breaks down. Power alerts will help if you have anything at home on a timer that could create a hazard by going off unexpectedly or coming on later than it should.
Events such as window breaking or movement within your property (when there should be none) are typically worthy of email notifications.
Step 3 – Look at Other Options
A simple option exists for sending static messages from most modern computer operating systems. These can be triggered by a camera attached to the computer, a motion sensor attached to the computer and a decimeter also attached to the computer. Some securitiy systems offer a similar service.
Step 6 – Total Package
If home security is a real issue the requirements are more than you will be able to program into your own computer. Apart from getting your computer to send the email you also need to be able to know that you will receive it and read it straight away. This requires that you set up an email alert and ensure that your mobile phone is always topped up and in an area where there is a signal.
To get valuable home security alerts via email arrange a contract with a local and reliable security company. Then you will also be safe in the knowledge that the alert was answered even if the email did not get read.