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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home Surveillance System?


Explore the Enhanced Features Today’s Security Cameras Provide

Technology is advancing at a record pace, and that holds true for home surveillance. There was a time when we could only view our cameras’ videos from the comfort of our homes. While helpful after the fact to catch a thief, it did little to protect our home in the here and now.

Fortunately, those times have changed. So, how do you know when it’s time for an upgrade? You may be missing out on several features, depending on make, model, year, and integration. Let’s look at a few signs suggesting it's time for the latest home surveillance for your Bay Area home.

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There Are Green Floating Blobs at Night

The night is when we use our surveillance systems the most. We hear a sound by the back door and pull up the live video on a touchscreen or mobile app to see what made it. If you’re still seeing green blobs or blown-out images without any detail after the sun has set, it’s time for an upgrade. 

Today’s cameras possess 4K high resolution and night vision. They can see in low light or complete darkness. When you hear a noise, you'll know if it’s the neighborhood opossum or a stranger. Because your camera is AI-smart, it will know too.

Your Home Surveillance System Doesn’t Communicate with You

Today’s smart home surveillance keeps you informed about the happenings at your property. Should someone come to the door or your system detects movement when you're away, you’ll receive an alert on your smartphone and can check the live video feed.

Is it a delivery driver dropping off a package? You can open the side gate from the mobile app and ask them to slip it inside via the two-way audio. Did the pet walker come by but forget their key? You can open the door remotely and even turn on the lights for them.  

Your Home Security Camera Doesn’t Communicate with Intruders

Have you ever walked by someone’s home and it tells you you’ve been spotted and are on camera? While a little unnerving, it’s also disarming. And, if you’re someone with ill intent, chances are you’re going to pick a different target!

Today’s home surveillance offers two-way audio, allowing you to speak to the person on camera and letting them talk to you. 

Water Damage Goes Undetected

A custom-designed home surveillance system does more than protect your home from intruders. It also monitors possible environmental damage from water, smoke, fire, or increasing temperatures. 

Our certified technicians at Hermary’s will strategically place sensors throughout your home. Then, when something out of the ordinary occurs, such as the sump pump fails, you'll know almost immediately. From your smartphone app, you can turn on the smart water shut-off valve, reducing damage until you get home or someone comes over to take a look.

Working with Hermary’s

As you can see, a lot has changed over the years. As leading home automation and smart security experts, we customize each project, integrating the latest technology to create a secure and safe environment. To learn more about the newest home surveillance systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Hermary’s today. 


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