A security system, in its most basic form, is a collection of sensors designed to alert homeowners of activity or an intrusion in the home. A security system will sound a siren if triggered, and if monitored, the alarm will call out to a monitoring station who can dispatch the police, fire department, and/or paramedics. 

Sensors include:

  • Doors/windows sensors
  • Motion/glass break detectors
  • Smoke/gas/flood detectors
  • Medical alerts


A security system will give connected smart devices more information about the occupancy of the house, which enables a smart home to make automated security and energy-efficient actions within the home. Scenes can also be pre-programmed to carry out a list of functions when the security system is armed or disarmed.

Smart security devices:


Do It Yourself Security:

  • Nest
  • Ring
  • SimpliSafe


Professionally installed and monitored security*:

  • ADT
  • Brinks
  • Vivint


*Please note, these are the largest companies with a broad service area. There are also local, non-corporate companies -that will not be listed here- to consider.

More details coming soon.