There are many ways in which advanced interactive services let you feel not just protected, but connected as well. And here’s a particularly important example: text or email notifications about events and conditions in your home, so you know what’s happening, even when your system is not armed.

Notifications Described

The best alarm systems can now keep you informed of anything happening at home. In addition to alerting you of an unwanted intrusion, your system should also alert you when the kids got home from school, or when the dog walker showed up – and how long was that walk? We actually fired our dog walker for giving five-minute walks (not the half hour we agreed to!), though we never let on it was the interactive services built into our home security system that tipped us off.

Overview of Notification Features

I’ll be explaining how BSG’s notifications work. There should be a great deal of similarity in these features from one company to the next. If not: keep shopping!

Primary Notification Examples

Door/Window Sensor


Loss/Restoration of Power


While that’s only a partial list of the types and uses of notifications, it gives you a clear picture of just how powerful this feature is. People love notifications because they make you feel safer, while also feeling more connected to your home when you’re not there. The best alarm companies focus on these latest interactive services and smart home functions, since now these features are an important part of offering true peace of mind. Contact a BSG expert today to learn more 855-MYSMARTHOME.