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Why Dogs Can’t Replace a Smart Home Alarm System

Many homeowners believe that their beloved dogs will keep their home and family safe from burglars.

When a burglar has a choice between a home with a dog and a home without a dog, the dog-free house will typically end up as the target but as you can see in this video, that is not always the case.

This is one of the many reasons why owning a dog is not a suitable replacement for a Smart Home Alarm System. Below are a few more reasons to consider.

1: How will you be alerted when there is trouble?

Dogs have amazing senses, with their sharp ears and superior scents-ability. Much like a security system, a dog can alert you right away to an intruder on your property. The downside of this is, to your dog, many everyday visitors or even a car driving past your home could count as intruder.

A smart home security system does it better. Like a dog, it’s proactive when an intruder is detected—but it’s far better at discerning a genuine intruder from a harmless everyday event, thanks to its use of intelligence from all around the home. Now what happens when you are not home?

A smart home alarm system from Sting Alarm Las Vegas has its own dedicated cellular connection that can alert you and our 24/7 monitoring station for professional help in the event of a break-in.


2: How well do they keep burglars out?

As seen in the video above, even some of the biggest dogs tend to run away and hide when a burglar enters the home.

Burglars avoid homes with security systems, especially when there are smart security cameras installed around the home. Of course, most burglars don’t want to meet your dog, either. Should they spot dog toys in the yard or hear muffled barking, some will move along.

Deterrence aside, though, there are some things a dog can’t help with. For example, one-third of all burglaries are cases of unlawful entry — a burglar entering through an unlocked door or window. With proactive reminders and remote door locks, a smart home alarm system from Sting Alarm Las Vegas can save the day when you’re in a rush and forget to secure the house.

3: How tamper-resistant are they?

How does canine security hold up if an experienced burglar targets your home? It’s not uncommon for a burglar to arrive with food to distract a dog, for example. While a specially trained dog may hold his ground, most dogs will be distracted by their new snacks.

Meanwhile, a lawbreaker will need more than a steak to defeat a smart home security system. Even if they take a hammer to your security panel, a smart home alarm system from Sting Alarm Las Vegas’ Crash and Smash technology can still alert your home’s 24-7 monitoring station.

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