New Device Turns Pro Security Systems Into Self-Monitored Solution
The uSecure Home attaches to any existing wired home or business security system, sending alerts to the user instead of the monitoring company.
DIY security products have long been the enemy of the professional security dealer. Despite this, there are some DIY products they will adopt as consumer preferences begin to lean more toward the “home automation” side of technology.
However, there has also been an increase of products that take over professional security systems to “free” customers of their monthly payments.
The latest device comes from Jacksonville, Fla.-based uSecureHome which recently announced it has received U.S. and International Patents for a self-monitoring solution.
The company says it has created two unique home and business security systems, devices and monitoring methods to address homes and businesses with an existing wired alarm security system, as well as the markets of apartments and condominiums.
The uSecure Home attaches to any existing wired home or business security system. Once connected, the user receives an alert, a text and an e-mail when the alarm is triggered, instead of the monitoring company. The system can be powered from the existing alarm panel battery or by an optional direct power adapter/supply.
The uSecure Uno is a free-standing version of uSecure Home that acts as both monitor and system, with plug and play portability. The user plugs in the power adapter, follows the registration instructions and then has a home security system that can be used anywhere. Operation and settings are controlled by the customer’s smartphone through a free app.
A press release states, “The process eliminates the need for an alarm monitoring service — which is only a middleman — by performing this function without monthly or annual fees and contracts!”
Nowhere in the press release does it state all of the benefits of professional security monitoring. Also absent is the scenario of what happens if an intruder simply unplugs the USecure Uno device. Also what happens if the power goes out or the Internet goes down? There doesn’t appear to be any sort of back up capabilities.
DIY security products may be a popular solution right now considering the fact we are in the midst of a pandemic and many areas are still in lockdown, however, there are other options.
Many integrators are offering do-it-together (DIT) or do-it-with-me (DIWM) solutions. This provides customers security solutions they can install themselves, but with the backing of a trained security professional.
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