How to Choose the Right Security System for Your Home

A home security system not only protects your peace of mind it also brings comfort, convenience, and awareness to your family. With a smart security system, you can arm or disarm your system, make sure your doors are locked from the comfort of your bed, check your camera's live feed to see if your kids are home from school, control the temperature, and so much more.

We know that you want to be in control of your home and protect what you love. To do that, you need a professionally installed security system with 24-hour monitoring. It can be overwhelming to decide how best to protect your family's life safety; there are many great options available to you. How do you know what to choose? The experts at Comtronics have put together a quick guide to help you determine which system is best for your family and meets your unique needs!

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1. Burglary/Intrusion

Most likely, break-ins are your number one concern and the reason you are interested in security at all. The threat of burglary can be scary and often keeps us up at night. Fortunately, there are many options available to help you prevent break-ins and deter intruders. 

Burglary and intrusion systems include door and window sensors, glass break sensors, motion detectors, sometimes video surveillance, and more. With 24/7 professional monitoring, our National Monitoring Center is ready to dispatch the police in case of an emergency. 

Life Safety

Install a monitored detector that will call for help and alert the authorities in case of an emergency. Our sensors also have visual and audible alerts, so you and your loved ones know which threat is detected.

2. Fire Safety/Carbon Monoxide Detection

Hopefully, your home is already equipped with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. However, they rely on someone in your home to hear the alarm and call for help. If you are not home when they are triggered, by the time the fire department is alerted, it could be too late for many of your belongings, including your pets. 

With monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, our National Monitoring Center will be alerted as soon as the detectors are triggered. Within seconds, they can dispatch emergency services to your home. In an emergency, every second counts. One of the most significant benefits of monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is that help will be called even if you are not home or cannot call for help yourself. 


Know what is happening at your home no matter where you are. View your camera live feed in high definition right from your phone and receive notifications of a leak before it causes damage.

3. Video Surveillance

While video surveillance can be a part of burglary and intrusion, it's also a separate category. Video surveillance provides awareness. Keep an eye on your home, inside and out, from anywhere, at any time, in high definition. You can check in on your pets, find out what the kids are up to while you're on date night, or see which animal got into your garbage cans last night.

4. Leak Detection

Water damage is costly and unfortunately common: 14,000 people in the United States experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day. With water sensors from Comtronics, you can stop a small leak before it becomes a big problem. Our sensors check for water every 22 seconds and will alert you as soon as the water is detected. Our leak sensors can also detect low temps to notify you of a potential frozen pipe before it bursts.

Smart Home

Be in control of your home with personalized automation settings and convenient remote control, including lights, locks, thermostats, geofencing, and more.

5. Total Connect 2.0

Every smart security system comes with our app, Total Connect 2.0. Total Connect 2.0 allows you to have greater control of your home- you can view live or recorded clips from your cameras, arm or disarm your system, control lights, locks, and temperature, and so much more- all from your phone. You can also receive push notifications informing you of your home's status and customize your notification preferences.

6. Home Automation

Set your home on auto-pilot. Through our smart home devices and app, you can create scenes that automatically occur during a specific time of day, with voice commands through Amazon Alexa or with a touch of a button. You can set a bedtime scene that closes the shades, locks the doors, and turns the lamps on dim, or create a vacation scene that gives your home a "lived-in" look while you're away.

With remote control of your home, you will no longer have to worry if you turned off your straightener or closed the garage door. Enjoy comfort and convenience at your fingertips.

7. Comfort and Energy

With a smart thermostat, manage temperature and energy to keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient. Adjust the temperature of your home on your way back from vacation or ensure your lights are turned off while you're at work. You can also receive an alert for high and low temperatures right on your phone; this is especially helpful for vacation homes.

Do you have a better idea of which systems are right for you? If you're still unsure, we would be glad to help. We understand your home and family's unique needs since we have served over 10,000 customers and have been family-owned and operated in Jackson, Michigan, for over 60 years. Contact us today for more information and a free consultation! At Comtronics, we protect what you love. So call or text us (517-787-2900) today to set up the installation of your smart security system and experience a Smarter Peace of Mind. 

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