sales are on the rise, and many homeowners who see this news believe it is because of the state of the economy or higher crime rates. However, while these facts do impact some areas, one of the main reasons that alarm system and monitoring services sales are on the rise is because of changes in the average American family. Not only are they more connected through mobile technology than ever before, but today’s adults are now caring for their aging baby-boomer parents, which makes home monitoring even more of a necessity.
Mobile technology has also allowed home monitoring systems to grow in popularity because families are now more in touch with each other during the day than ever before. Skype, texting, and even iPhone’s FaceTime have allowed children to maintain contact with their parents throughout the day. When it comes to security and making sure that their children are safe when they are home alone, a monitoring system can increase this connectivity.
According to The Ultimate Lock System’s website, “Parents can work better and rest easier knowing that with a click of a mouse or a touch of the keypad on the cell phone, they can instantly see what’s going on with family members, employees, or property. The simple nanny cam has given way to all sorts of hidden and plain-sight home security cameras.”
Because today’s families often include parents who both work at full-time jobs, these types of systems offer great peace of mind and their ease of use makes checking in with the family simpler than ever.
Today’s adults are also caring for their aging parents at home due to rising costs at full-time senior facilities and adult day cares. This challenge has also prompted a rise in monitoring systems sales, as homeowners who must work full time also need to ensure that their elderly parents are safe when they are alone in the house or being cared for part time. Not only can the mobile connectivity of these services alert authorities when something goes wrong, but they can also help adult children monitor those who care for their parents when they have to work. These systems can also be activated with a simple touch of an app thanks to mobile technology, which means that homeowners can check in on what’s happening at the home without wasting a lot of time. Whether they need to check on the children or their elderly parents, these high-tech systems are a boon for today’s homeowners.
Author & Public Relations – Tim has been working in sales for the home security system industry over twelve years. He’s held positions at large home security companies and in charge of working with the team to create our security system reviews.