You can extend these systems to a motorised gate – offering you a camera view of anybody trying to enter your home. This offers better security than a simple audio intercom system, and you may be able to ask visitors to show their identity badge before entering. You’ll also have time to alert the emergency services if you do feel unsafe.
At SONA, we believe in using intuitive keypads that don’t confuse their owners. For added security, you can take this one step further, using a keycard or even biometric system. This uses a fingerprint scanner to allow access only to authorised individuals. Some systems may use retinal scans, which is often complementary to a wider CCTV system.
Don’t forget cybersecurity!
Christmas is a time when you’re likely to be throttling your internet – streaming Christmas specials and listening to music. You may also be sharing WiFi passwords with your nearest and dearest.
Don’t forget, Christmas is also a key time for scammers to strike, particularly through phishing emails. Our secure solutions can offer you remote monitoring 24 hours a day. You should also employ your own best practices, for example:
- Changing WiFi passwords if you have given them out
- Never logging onto non-secure systems
- Deleting emails with links from people you don’t know
- Ensuring any purchases you make over mobile devices are on a secure connection.
Feel safe and warm this Christmas
Wherever you are this Christmas, home or away, you deserve to feel safe. If you’d like to upgrade the security in your home, speak to the SONA team today.