A motion sensitive security system and a cat or dog might sound like a recipe for disaster but these days, it’s more than possible for your pet and your security system to co-exist peacefully. In fact, many pet owners find that having a home security system lets them enjoy greater peace of mind during the day when they are away from their furry family member.
While many home security systems work by using motion sensors to detect when an intruder is in the home, they can be configured to recognise the difference between a four-legged intruder and a two legged one. This is based on size and weight as well as the different movement patterns of dogs and cats vs. humans.
With a pet-friendly security system it’s far less likely that your pet will set off your alarm unless they do something unusual like leap at the sensor. If you have a pet you can reduce the chances of this happening by positioning your sensors so they are at least two metres away from your pets at all times.
Many pet owners use their CCTV system to keep an eye on their pet when they are at work. If you have a system with remote monitoring you can often see how your pet is doing, watch what they are getting up to and check they are ok via your mobile. Your security system lets you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet and home are safe and secure when you’re not there.
If you have a pet and you’re interested in a home security system, have a chat to one of our security professionals to find out more about the different options available to you. With a bit of expert help your pet and security system can coexist happily and everyone will benefit.