Common Signs your Security System is Outdated

On August 24, 2017 By admin

Security systems are just like any other electronic item in your home. They can get outdated. Here are a few signs to look for if you aren’t sure if you need to update, or upgrade your security system:

#1. Blurry Resolution: Camera resolution has definitely changed over the years. We know this is true with tv, movies, our cell phones and cameras. This is also true for security cameras. It’s amazing how crisp and detailed security camera videos can be now. If your video is still pixelated and hard to tell what’s really happing, it might be time for an upgrade. High Definition is very affordable these days, and can bring peace of mind and security to your family or place of business.

#2. No Remote Viewing via Web Browser: Remote viewing is a great invention in home security. We no longer have to be present to see what’s going on, or wait and view tapes if an incident happened. We can literally watch in real time what is happening at our home or business from any location in the world. Imagine being on vacation and being able to check in on your home, on your phone, while on the beach! Definitely worth the peace of mind it will bring to know that everything is safe.

#3. No 2-Way Audio: This is such a cool feature! You literally never have to answer your door ever again!! You can talk to people at the door, yell at intruders that are creeping around your house, or tell your guests that you will be there in just a minute. This can help avoid having to run from one end of your house to the other and miss someone important.

#4. Still Using Traditional Wired Technology: Old security systems are typically wired, transmitting signals and getting power via multiple and complex cables that could be easily cut off by some professional burglars. Wireless is the new way to go and is an added branch of security for your home or business. Wireless is the way of the future and the advancing technology is growing rapidly. 

Not sure if you want to change from wire to wireless? Here are a few things to think about when deciding if it’s the right choice for you:


*Relies on landline phone to transmit signals.

*Supports basic monitoring capabilities.

*Threat of physical onsite wire being cut or damaged.


*Allows remote system management.

*Integrates with smart home functionality (e.g. thermostats, lights and video surveillance)

*Ideal for families that rely on mobile phone, rather than landlines.

#7. No Upgrades Available: Older security systems don’t have a way to upgrade their software, so your system is what it is. By having a system that you can upgrade, it is a good way to keep your security system with the up-to-date features and fix any security bugs that you might get.

Every system is different and every person has a preference as to how they want to keep their home or business secure. CalAtlantic has a variety of different security options to choose from.  Give them a call and they can help you build a package to suit all your wants and needs to help keep your property safe and secure.

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