Life inside of your home can be cozy and peaceful in the wintertime, but it also comes with some unique challenges. While some might think home security is just about preventing break-ins, and Central Security Smart Home can keep you aware and in control of a whole range of cold weather situations.

Here are three common winter events that Central Security helps you manage so you and your home stay safe, warm and dry until the first shoots of spring appear.

Power Cuts: No Power, No Problem

Icy weather cracks tree limbs and downs power lines. With Central Security your home will remain protected and connected, even when the power’s out. While other systems depend on your broadband connection, our advanced wireless technology uses a reliable, cellular connection. Your system will continue to secure your home and you can still use the mobile app to control many home automation devices like door locks. The mobile app even sends you information about how many other homes in your area are without power so you’ll know if it’s a large issue or something isolate to your property or street.

If you have to escape the cold by staying over at a neighbor’s house or a hotel, you’ll also know right away when power’s is restored. An alert from notifies once things are back online so you can get home right away.

Fireplace Hazards: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting by a crackling fireplace in winter – except, perhaps, going to bed afterwards knowing that your family is protected from accidental fire and smoke hazards.

Central Security alerts people in the home in the event of a fire or CO detection and a lot more too. You and your neighbors can get a real-time alert, so you’re aware of the danger no matter where you are. Best of all, emergency services will be contacted on your behalf. No matter where you are, professional help will be on the way.

Water Damage: Flood Sensors and Temperature Threshold Alerts

Cold weather is prime time for flooded homes. Water damage costs homeowners and insurers $9 billion annually and is often due to burst pipes caused by freezing weather.

Acting quickly is the key to minimizing flood damage, which can quickly run into thousands of dollars as water soaks into furniture, flooring and drywall. Central Security offers water sensors which you can place in vulnerable areas of your home to alert you if a pipe bursts, so that you can act immediately to shut off your water.

Preventing a frozen pipe is the best way to eliminate the risk of a flood this winter, and with Temperature Threshold Alerts, you’ll know ahead of time if your home’s getting into the danger zone. A notification sent to your smartphone will let you know right away if the temperature in your home drops below a specified level – often indicating a failure in your heating system.

When you’re away from home, this information can make a huge difference, allowing you to contact a trusted neighbor or HVAC service provider to take action to prevent freezing before it happens.

Whether your goals are protecting your home or business from fire or burglary to having the ultimate, customized entertainment system, Central Security Systems, Inc. & Sandhills Home Theater will create the system that is right for you. Since our incorporation in 1983, our main focus has been building lasting relationships with our customers; we look forward to building that same relationship with you!

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