Everyone wants to protect their home, family and business.
In 2019, there were over 1 million burglaries in the United States. 62.8% of all burglary offenses were in residential areas.
If you’re wondering if a home security system is worth it, the answer is yes. Our recent article listed the benefits of having a security system. It offers peace of mind and reduces the chances of being targeted.
It’s always safer to have additional users in your security system. This includes family members, close friends or anyone who needs access to your home. They must be able to arm and disarm the alarm system. If you have people who need access to your home, you need to know how to add them to the system.
Here is your Alarm.com user guide for adding, changing and updating contacts for home security system users.
Alarm.com is a security system service provider that has pioneered solutions to protect millions of homes, business and families for more than 20 years. It offers innovative security technology including video analytics, geo-services and even leak and flood protection.
If you’re just beginning with Alarm.com, it’s important to know how to access and provide access to your home security system.
You can access your system through the website portal and through the mobile app. You’ll be able to arm/disarm alarms, receive instant notifications and watch live videos from your cameras. You can also add, change and remove users to your home security system.
If you’re unsure how to use these settings through your portal, continue reading.
Whether you are using your laptop or the mobile app, follow these easy steps to add security users.
You can also add the user’s contact information by tapping +Add Contact. You can insert their email address, mobile number or both.
You can do this process on your laptop and through the mobile app.
If you want to change or delete a user from your security system, you can do so by following these steps:
You can also remove a user’s access:
As stated above, you can do this process on your laptop or using the mobile app.
Now that you know how to add, update and remove users from your system, let’s talk about best practices for user codes.
User alarm codes activate and deactivate home security systems. One of the best things you can do to protect your home is to change alarm codes every year.
Most people create a code that is familiar to them, but that is risky. It’s best to pick a random number. If you need to remember it, you can write it down, memorize it and then destroy it. And make sure everyone who needs access knows the code.
You can also use Two Factor Authentication. This is an electronic authentication method that grants access to applications after presenting two or more pieces of evidence. This provides extra protection and makes it harder for intruders to access your system.
This adds an extra layer of security to protect access to your system. This makes it harder for potential intruders to gain access to your system, so your system and your property are even more secure.
Whenever you login from a new device, Alarm.com will ask for your password first. Then you’ll receive a text message with a one-time code to officially access your account. After entering your password, you’ll get a text message with a one-time code that you’ll need to complete your login.
Home burglaries are common crimes in the United States. The purpose of a home security system is to keep your loved ones safe and to stay connected to your home wherever you go.
Home security system users should know the basics. Now that you know how to add and update users, you’re in a better position to protect your home and family.
If you have any questions about home security, go to the experts. SNAP Integrations is one of the Lowcountry’s leading home security systems providers.
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