Home Security for Pet Owners

If you have pets, you might think finding a home security system that meets your needs will be complicated. It’s important to have a secure home, but you also want to keep your pets in mind. You don’t want to be worried about your cat or dog accidentally setting off an alarm. Here are some things to consider if you are a pet owner looking for a home security system. 

Installing a Home Security System if You Have a Cat or Dog

There are certain precautions you should take when installing a home security system if you have a cat or dog. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure sensors are at adult height, around 5 feet above the ground. 
  • Don’t aim sensors at stairs or your pet’s favorite spots. Rather aim sensors at access points. 
  • When using heat sensors, keep your pet’s weight in mind. 
  • If you have a secure room with a motion sensor, consider installing a pet barrier. 
  • When positioning your sensors, take the habits of your pets into consideration.

When it comes to home security, the most important areas are access points. Make sure your sensors are focused on these access points, such as floor-level windows or doors. You may want to make sure these sensors are high above the ground where a pet won’t set them off. This way, you won’t have to worry about unnecessary false alarms.

Making Your Doggie Door or Cat Door More Secure

Doggie doors or cat doors are perfect for giving your pet access to the backyard whenever they need it. But it can make your home more vulnerable to unwanted intruders or critters. Here are a few ways to make these doors more secure:

  • The smaller the door for your cat or dog, the better.
  • Look into automated doors for pets or more secure doors with a lock and key. 
  • Think about an automatic pet door that can be activated by a key attached to your pet’s collar or a chip.
  • Install your pet door in a location that is discrete, away from the view of the public. 

Having a pet doesn’t mean that your home has to be less secure. Take these precautions to make sure you can have a secure home even with your fur babies. 

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