The Cat’s Out of the Bag: How Smart Home System Helps Pet Owners

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woman sitting down with her cat enjoying her smart home system

Pet owners are happier and healthier on average than non-pet owners. We knew it all along! In fact, having a pet has been seen to improve mental health and lower blood pressure, heart rate, and heart-disease risk. With all these benefits, we must do everything possible to look after our pets, especially when you’re away. And a smart home system is a great way to keep an eye on your furry, scaled, or finned friends.

Having a Pet Fills Your Life with Joy and Love

But there are times when you have to be away from home, and you may want to check in on your new puppy or aging cat to ensure everything is okay. It’s these times when a smart home security system comes in handy—giving pet owners more peace of mind by allowing them to check in on their pets from anywhere with an internet connection.

Let’s look at how a smart home security system helps protect your pets and what you need to help make it happen.

Best Friend Benefits

Being able to monitor your pets while away helps in so many situations. Here are just a few situations where having a security system in your home will help you immensely as a pet owner:

  • Mischief – if you have a young puppy or an animal prone to get into mischief, it helps to be able to check in on them during the day to get a heads up when there is a problem.
  • Health problems – when you have a sick or ailing pet, it can bring peace of mind to check in and see that they are okay.
  • Intruders – Security systems deter crime and also help warn you if your furry loved ones are in distress.
  • Pet-sitters – when pet sitters visit your home, a smart home security system can inform you when they visit, how long they stay, and if everything’s okay.

Best Home Security Elements for Pet Owners

Let’s look at some of the smart home security components that are most important for pet owners:

Surveillance cameras

Pet owners can greatly benefit from installing security cameras in their homes. They allow pet owners to check in on their animal pals to ensure their pets are safe, comfortable, and not getting into trouble.

Fire alarms

Fire is a pet owner’s worst nightmare. A top-tier smoke and fire alarm system installed in your home can provide you with greater peace of mind and keep your beloved pets safe. 

Smart thermostats

To be able to help your winged or furry friend feel comfortable, even when you’re away, is a game-changer. Turning on the AC during the hot days of summer or the heat on a cold winter’s night will keep your animal friends comfortable and looked after.

Smart lighting

You love your pets, and the thought of them left in the dark feels wrong. With smart lighting, you can keep your pets in the light even when you arrive home late or are away longer than expected. You can set the lights automatically or control them from your phone to keep your four (and 2) legged friends feeling loved and looked after.

Intrusion and motion sensors

Intrusion and motion sensors are essential for pet owners as they can alert the owner of any unwanted intruders in their home, ensuring the safety of both the pet and the owner. Additionally, use pet-friendly sensors, so your fuzzy family members don’t trigger an alarm.

A Smart Home System Means Safer Pets

You love your pets, and they love you in return. Let ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm install and monitor a home security and smart home automation system to help you look after and protect them. By using cameras with remote viewing, smart thermostats, fire detection, and more, you can help protect your pets and keep them secure. Call ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm today for a free consultation on how to custom design and install a home security or smart home automation system to suit your and your pet’s needs. 

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