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A Quick Guide to Home Surveillance for Your San Francisco Home

A Pacific Heights house overlooking San Francisco Bay protected by a home surveillance system.

What to Look for and What to Avoid

In recent years, the Bay Area has seen an uptick in crime rates, making home security a top concern for residents. While the area remains vibrant and full of life, it's essential to take proactive steps to keep your home and loved ones safe. With many consumer and professionally installed surveillance options on the market, how do you know what’s best for your home? Today, we'll explore the key features you should look for and pitfalls to avoid when choosing a home surveillance system. Please continue reading!

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A home security camera mounted on the exterior of a brick house with plants in the foreground.


Whether you’re on a weekend trip or traveling abroad for a month, you should feel free to roam without worrying about returning to a ransacked home. But break-ins unfortunately do happen, and basic security devices like a video doorbell or door alarm are often not enough to prevent robberies. 

You can become more proactive about your home security with a professionally-installed surveillance system. By implementing the following solutions in your Bay Area house, you can jet off with wanderlust—and leave your worries behind. Continue reading to learn how you can protect your home!

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The Combined Powers of Home Surveillance & Smart Home Automation

A security camera next to a home.

Rest Easy with a Secure Smart Home 

In the past few years, home automation has become more popular than ever, with smart home security as one of the most sought-after systems. A few reasons for this growing interest include the ability to monitor your home when away and receive notifications when something out of the ordinary occurs. 

At Hermary’s, we've provided our clients in the Bay Area with easy-to-use home automation systems for 60 years. These systems automate audio, video, shades, lighting, climate, and security, creating a seamless exchange—a smart home that creates the perfect environment for life's many activities while protecting homes and families in the process.

Let’s explore how today’s home surveillance systems integrate with your smart home, creating the ultimate security. 

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Home Surveillance Brings Peace of Mind Every Day


Keep Your Kids Safe with Digital Perimeters

When you consider a home surveillance system, what comes to mind? For many people, it's protecting their homes from intruders and keeping a watchful eye on their property when away. While these are undoubtedly important features, sometimes the day-to-day support it offers enhances our lives the most.

It’s being able to look in on the kids when you’re working, receiving an alert when they get home before you do, and checking in on a new babysitter that can bring the greatest peace of mind. When integrated with your Savant or Control4 home automation system, you experience effortless control.

Let’s explore how home surveillance can make life a little easier, more enjoyable, and more secure in your Bay Area home. 

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Welcome to the Family: Your Smart Home Security System!


How Smart Security Intuitively Watches Over Your Property and Gives You Peace of Mind

You can’t keep all eyes on your property 24 hours a day. Or can you? Instead of taking shifts to monitor your home, make smart security part of your family. A smart home security system is your eyes and ears – keeping track of everything going on inside and outside your home. Better than that, it is intuitive and able to communicate with you when it perceives a threat, or something triggers a pre-programmed event.

Make your home safer and enjoy extra peace of mind by upgrading to a smart security system that includes advanced surveillance cameras, mobile alert features, automatic locks, and much more! Read our blog to see why you need smart security at your Bay Area home.

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