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Home Security, Pet Security: Keeping Sparky Safe

December 18, 2017

There’s nothing like coming home to a joyous welcome from your dog: Beau, Honey, Tiger, Scarlett – your beloved pet greets you at the door with a wagging tail and a happy bark. No matter how your day has gone, that pup is glad to see you!

Dogs have a special Spot in our hearts. So do cats – even those dignified kittens that would never wait at a door for someone. In their own unique way, our pets are always there for us. Now, with a home security system, we can return the favor.

Keep an eye on Sparky

People typically purchase home security systems for the peace of mind that comes from protecting their most expensive asset, their home. For pet owners, there’s an added bonus. Many features offered in a home security system help us stay close to our pets, even when we’re not with them.

For example, pet monitors work much like baby monitors. You can keep an eye on Sparky and see what he’s up to while you are at work or out running errands. The visual update is especially comforting when you have a pet that’s not feeling well. Or, if you have a young pup that you’ve kept kenneled, it’s a huge relief to see what she’s doing those first weeks of freedom. Using remote access through a phone app, the pet monitor allows you to observe your furry friends throughout the house, throughout the day.

If you prefer not watching day-to-day activities, the home security system offers another tremendous benefit. It’s a huge safeguard for pets in case of an emergency.

For example, if there’s a fire, pets can’t get out of the house. The smoke detector signal on your home security system will trigger an email and/or text notification to let you know something is wrong. The monitoring station will call the fire department as well. The quick response time enabled by the home security system could make all the difference for your pets.

Did you leave a light on?

A complete home security system also provides the answer to nagging questions that can haunt you when you go out at night. For example, “Did you remember to leave a light on?” Check the phone app. You’ll not only see what lights are on, you’ll be able to turn lights on and off remotely. Sparky won’t have to sit in the dark while you enjoy dinner with friends.

If you use a dog sitter or pet walker, the home security system gives you the ability to unlock and lock the door remotely. You don’t have to leave a key under the mat. It’s a safer approach for you and your pets.

Don’t let Spot get hot (or cold)

Middle Tennessee’s temperatures can change a lot in the span of a couple of hours. We can wake up to a 60 degree morning and be baking under the sunshine by noon.  Or the winter cold hits and freezing temps are all we see in the forecast. No worries: You can keep your pets (and your home!) comfortable all day with the use of a programmable thermostat. To accommodate the ever-shifting weather, you can control the thermostat from your app.

At Lee Company, we love our pets and your pets. They’re family. We’re dedicated to keeping everyone in the family safe, secure and comfortable. Including Sparky!

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