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What is the most dog-friendly alarm system in Charleston?

July 08, 2022
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There's nothing more rewarding than sharing your home with a dog in Charleston. With that in mind, some furry friends have been known to set off sensors on some home security systems. And it stands to reason that the more substantial your dog is, the greater the chance they could be the source of a false alarm. So don’t you think it would be helpful if you could find a dog-friendly alarm system in Charleston?

If you have a dog, you need to think about the range of benefits included in Vivint’s alarms and cameras. First, you may modify the sensors to exclude locations where your animals are most active. Second, make use of your indoor surveillance devices with high definition night vision and motion detecting functionality to keep an eye on your pet. Finally, your dog-friendly alarm system needs to be simple to interact with so you are able to rapidly arm and disarm your home’s defense as you need.

Program your sensors to account for your pet

Modern door, window, and motion sensors are more accommodating to pets than past options. Small dogs or cats should have no trouble averting an accidental sensor trip, as the system will adjust accordingly. Larger dogs and exuberant animals will have a greater chance of causing false alarms, but you may decrease that risk with a few changes on the Vivint mobile app.

  • Set the sensitivity of your motion detector to low. You are also able to adjust the size of the perimeter of the device.
  • Install motion sensors away from high-traffic spots, including a pet’s preferred sleeping place or food bowl.
  • Disengage your alarms via your mobile security app when you’re on your way home -- especially if your dog is known to bound past your front door or nearby windows as you walk in.
  • Program a smart bulb to illuminate to calm an anxious animal at night.

The capability of handling these adjustments ranks Vivint as the best pet-friendly home security system in Charleston.

Use your indoor security cameras to keep eyes on your dog

Indoor surveillance systems with 2-way talk are an easy means for owners to soothe their four-legged companions while at work or vacation through your helpful cell phone app. Your surveillance systems can even pick up your pet in low-light situations in full high definition, so you may observe what they are doing downstairs without even leaving your room. In the event your surveillance devices detect unusual motion, you may have a video snippet sent to your phone to determine if it's your dog or a burglar.

Anxious behavior is common among dogs and if that’s the case with your four-legged friend, Vivint video equipment could be of assistance. When you find them starting to act up, speak to them through the camera's speaker. They will notice your speech and realize that all is fine. Or, if you find that they are nervous with the onset of a thunderstorm, you might remotely turn on a smart bulb to make the scene less intimidating.

The leading dog-friendly home security system in Charleston is easy to manage

The many animal-friendly controls are awesome, but they wouldn't benefit you much if they were hard to manage. The good part about a smart home plan like Vivint's is that the various controls are included in both your centralized control panel and your smartphone app. So arrange your alarms around your family's lifestyle -- and that includes your furry companions! All it requires is a few button taps and you have your complete home security under control.

Customize your Vivint pet-friendly security system today!

Your home protection package shouldn't be a nightmare for your dogs. Rather, it should supply security while allowing you to create the best environment for your animal companions. Dial (304) 902-6244 or send in the form today!