Mineola Locksmiths Cautions Homeowners Against Relying Solely on Hi-Tech Solutions for Home Security

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Electronic monitoring solutions and other technology-based products recently introduced at CES 2014 are good but far from perfect.

Mineola Locksmiths Cautions Homeowners Against Relying Solely on Hi-Tech Solutions for Home Security

Mineola Locksmiths, a local provider of emergency locksmith and security enhancement services to the Mineola community and beyond, is impressed by the various new hi-tech home monitoring solutions that debuted recently at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. While many of these are improvements over previous systems, consumers should understand that without the use of quality door and window locking hardware they are still at risk for break-in, property loss or worse.

In a January 14 post on Forbes.com (http://www.forbes.com/sites/forrester/2014/01/14/ces-2014-round-up-in-three-bulletts) , the connected home with a focus on enhanced security and home monitoring was identified as one of the three big focuses at the annual consumer tech event. Many of the security products shown are part of what is called the ‘connected home’, where the technologies allow for video and security system monitoring via smart phones. The allure of technologies like these, especially for earlier tech adopters, is the ability to use smartphones to simplify every aspect of life. With traditional lock hardware manufacturers like Kwikset and Schlage increasing their presence in the app-based security monitoring marketplace, these products are viewed as highly effective and reliable.

The Mineola Locksmith team cautions against over-reliance on products such as these as they are still a developing technology that is still being refined. Additionally, with the ability of hackers to hack smartphones, people you do not intend to monitor your home may be doing so without your knowledge. Another aspect of these hi-tech solutions is that they are designed for residential properties that are more modern and built in such a way to allow for the technology to be easily installed. In older homes, the cost of installing these new technologies can be very high and not mesh with the décor of the home. Finally, even if the technology can be easily and affordably installed, the security benefits are not ideal. Unless the system is centrally monitored as well as through the homeowner’s smartphone, break-ins and thefts are still possible.

Mineola Locksmith recommends a total security system that combines traditional measures such as hi-security, pick-proof locks with centrally monitored security solutions that also alert the homeowner via smartphone as close to ideal. By implementing such a system, the homeowner can achieve a greater peace of mind in ensuring that not only is their property protected but, more importantly, the safety and well-being of family members is all that it can be.
Mineola Locksmiths, a bonded, licensed and insured locksmith practice, offers locksmith services to the Mineola community and the rest of Nassau County. We can help you with your automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith installation, repair and replacement needs. Our service truck fleet, available 24/7/365, provides service where you need it, when you need it. All technicians are certified members of the Associated Locksmiths of America trained in services such as Lock installation, repair and replacement for your residence, vehicle or place of business, Re-entry assistance with re-keying and master key service, Key Replacement including Computer Chip Car Keys, Sales, Installation and service of a variety of safes as well as Video Security System installation (residential or commercial properties). Believing that their customers deserve the peace of mind that knowing their property is secure and their family is safe, we provide prompt, quality service for a reasonable price. Contact us at 516-283-5494 for emergency assistance or a price quote.

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