For children, adolescents and parents alike, pet ownership can be one of the greatest pleasures in life. There’s companionship and happiness that comes with owning a four-legged friend that simply cannot be denied. That said, it’s important to consider the ways in which owning an animal will impact your home security presence and needs before buying, fostering or adopting a pet. Though a pet can sometimes make your home even safer, it may be wiser to focus on the ways that you can use home security to add to the ways that you protect your home from your pet.

Keeping a watchful eye

While it may not be what typically leaps to mind when you consider your home security presence, pets can actually be a threat to your possessions. Particularly while pets are young and still being trained in the rules of your household, it’s important to do everything in your power to ensure that your belongings are protected in your absence. One of the best ways to make sure that this is accomplished is through the tactical implementation of home security cameras. Protect America’s home security cameras allow you to access a live video feed of your home no matter where you are through a smart connect application. All you need to do is log on to our application through your iOS or Android smartphone and you’ll instantly be able to see what’s going on inside your house. This way, you’ll always know about any destructive behavior your pet engages in during your absences and be able to train the animal out of that habit later on.

Comings and goings

While home security can very easily be used to protect your home from any potential damage your pet may cause, it can also be invaluable in protecting you and your pet from unforeseen accidents. If your pet sneaks out of your home without you or another family member noticing, you’re likely to be liable for any damages it causes to another human being or another person’s property. Further, your pet may endanger its own well-being if it wanders away from home unbeknownst to you. Avoid both of these situations by always keeping your doors closed and locked, and by installing our door and window sensors in any exits that may be accessible to your pet. These devices can alert you if any door or window is being tampered with by your pet.

Motion

Animals have a certain talent for finding their way into places and situations that they shouldn’t be in. Make sure that any area of your home is closely monitored against unwanted four-legged visitors by installing our motion sensors around the entrances. Programmed to alert you to either heat or movement when your security system is armed and monitored, you’ll always know if Fido is planning to tear things up in the office, the trophy room or anywhere else you’d prefer to keep off limits.