Renovating, chopping, or changing things around the house, there is no better time to consider a security upgrade. A personalised alarm system, installed by experienced professionals can add value to your home, protect your assets and most importantly, provide you with the added depth of safety and security we all deserve. Before kicking off your home alterations, it’s worthwhile getting some expert advice to develop a security system that will best suit your abode and lifestyle. If you have an existing alarm system then consulting with professionals is a necessity as alarm systems are designed to detect and report anything that tampers with them – even when they’re not armed. Home renovation work can potentially cause unwanted issues with your alarm that may compromise its long-term function. No one enjoys listening to false activated sirens – especially not the neighbours! Reviewing your home security’s effectiveness and compatibility with smart home automation features is also essential before taking a hammer to the walls. New Zealand’s national burglary rate has climbed to 11.9% in recent years, fortunately, however, wireless technology has also advanced. The ability to customise your home alarm system to fit with your changing lifestyle is much greater and affordable. The addition of a wireless receiver to an existing alarm panel might be all that’s needed to enable you to check the status of the home from anywhere, around the clock – saving you time and money! A more sophisticated IP-based solution not only allows users increased autonomy it makes it easier to add new functionality such as lighting, door access or window and perimeter controls in the future. However, even with all these new home gadgets in place nothing beats the assurance of having professional response just minutes away in the event of an intruder, fire, or safety emergency. It can be a hectic time whilst you’re in the midst of a home renovation, especially if you’ve moved out for a few weeks or months. This is where formulating a plan to fit your renovation absences can be really helpful. During times of vulnerability, a security patrol officer can be arranged to regularly check the site to prevent burglars identifying your home as being unoccupied and an easy target. After all, peace of mind is paramount to smooth operations from beginning to end. To advise Matrix Security of your moving date, click here to update your home details. Image supplied by Andrew Daily Architects.