BSG partners with to host all your smart home and security features in one, easy-to-use app. Control your lights, locks, thermostats, your garage doors and doorbell camera, even your blinds, curling iron, and coffee pot, all from the same app where you arm your security system. Who wouldn’t want easy protection and control of their home from anywhere?  Yet you still find yourself asking if a smart home system is right for you. To make the decision easier, we’ve answered some common questions customers ask before making the switch to smarter home security.

Aren’t Smart Homes only for the rich and famous?

This may have been the case when smart home technology first appeared on the market, but as the technology advanced it became more commonplace and less expensive. Nowadays, smart home systems are easily affordable and useful for everyone. Installing a smart security system can even save you money by lowering your home owners insurance and increasing the value of your home. Check out our service plan options and sign up for a free quote today.

Will I have to replace my old security system?

Maybe but probably not. We work with the most popular providers. including Interlogix, GE, DSC, 2GIG and Qolsys panels. A list of compatible panels can be found here. Certain Honeywell panels are also supported. Feel free to contact us if you still aren’t sure whether your panel will work.

I don’t trust the technology. What if someone hacks into my house?

Many people fear that connecting their home will put them at risk of a cyber attack. BSG can assure you that all your information is secured with the same type of encryption online banking and e-commerce websites use. The best safeguard against unwanted users accessing your smart home is protecting your username and password.  Almost all instances of someone making unwanted changes to a smart home system have been the result of the home owner giving someone else, like a family member or romantic partner, their password. Sometimes couples break up, kids want to sneak out without their parents knowing, or family members get into fights. Instead of giving out your password, you can create and manage users for your system. That way, you can take away a user’s access when they no longer need it, and no one but you will be able to change your password.

What makes smart security better than a traditional security system?

Unlike traditional security systems, which rely on a cable or phone line to call out in an emergency, BSG uses a dedicated cellular connection. This means your system can’t be taken offline by a pair of wire cutters or a fallen tree. Even if your power goes out, your security system will work as normal. Your smart system will even send you life-saving alerts about severe weather and power outages in your area. Learn more about the benefits of a wireless system.

Besides being more secure, smart security systems are easier to use. Traditional systems are controlled only at the wall panel. BSG puts arming, disarming and controlling your smart home right at your fingertips. With our app, monitoring your home is simple, convenient, and can be done from anywhere. You can even use voice control.

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All in all, smarter home security is something that can make anyone’s life easier, safer and more carefree. It’s affordable, easy to use and can be installed by your local experts at BSG Security.  If you’re ready to make the smarter choice in home security, Click here and connect with BSG today 855-MYSMARTHOME.