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5 Useful Residential Security Services

Security companies nowadays still offer basic home protection systems, but they've also taken advantage of modern technology to offer a bevy of other services that can help to protect you, your property and your loved ones. Whether you're just looking to keep an eye on the kids while you're at work, or want to monitor every corner of your acreage, take a look at these five useful residential security services to see which might be a good fit for you.


Intercoms are valuable for a number of reasons, and can serve many different purposes. Those who want to communicate with unexpected visitors can do so from the safety and comfort of any room in their home. Pairing a simple security camera at the front door of your home will allow you to see and engage all visitors before letting them into your home. Others might want to install an intercom system that connects their main residence with an outbuilding or garage for additional ease of communication. 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a lethal threat that is all the more frightening because of its invisibility. Carbon monoxide detectors will alert a homeowner if the gas is leaked by a fuel-burning device (such as an open-flame stove top or space heater) so that everyone can escape to safety. Ask your local security company about dual carbon monoxide-smoke detectors. 

Latchkey Kid Systems

If you're unable to get away from the office in time to pick up your kid from school, consider investing in an alarm system that will alert you when you child returns home from school and turns off the alarm. There are even systems that include cameras capable of taking pictures of your child arriving home safely. You can arrange to have these pictures sent daily to your work computer or mobile device for total peace of mind.

Medical Alert Systems

For those with disabilities or persistent health risks, a medical alert system might be in order. Most systems include a wearable pendant that uses a simple push-button to communicate immediately with call centers, who can then contact emergency services on your behalf.

Custom Alerts

Nearly every security system can be customized to fit your specific needs and desires. Consider purchasing custom alert systems even for things that are seemingly small. For example, knowing that a gate has been opened or that a change in indoor temperature has occurred can prove important to protecting your property. These custom alert systems can inform you of the current status of your home, wherever you might be.