questions & Answers

The welfare of your home depends on your knowledgeable decisions. Your family's safety is our number one concern even if we are not the right fit for your needs! 

Please know these are some common questions we hear in our trade and I will always strive to answer your questions honestly, even if it means directing you to a competitor.

Q: Why are home security systems important?

  A:    Home security systems are important because they can help keep your home or business secure, when you cant or have to leave the property.

Q: How do security systems work?

  A:   Security systems work using a various technologies and devices to monitor different parts of your home/business. Using technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, Google Assistant and more!

Q: What's the difference between Security System and Surveillance System?

  A:  The difference between a security system and surveillance system is simple, security systems are in place to alert you and or the police within seconds of an alarm going off.  A surveillance system is in place for if something happens on your property you can capture the incident take place. You then have hard evidence if a crime was committed, without question.

Q: How effective are home security systems?

  A:  With most burglaries targeting home's, and between the am hours, some statistics show that with out a security system your home is up to 300% more likely to be targeted then one with a security system. According to the FBI the average loss in a burglary is just over $2,000, just based off the statistics and average loss, what do you think? Is it worth protecting your property so the next time something may happen you are prepared?!

Q: How to compare home security systems? What should I look for? What's different at Mia's Home Security & Automation?

  A:  When you compare home security systems you really want to compare all of the features that are available for the system, for example door bell cameras, smart thermostat, smart deadbolt locks, smart garage door openers, or what about smart light switches? Here at Mia's Home Security we can offer all of this and more! Most importantly we also provided solutions with NO contract, unlike other security companies that want to put you in a 2+ year contract!

Q: Can home security systems be hacked?

  A:  When we are talking about getting hacked, it is important to consider a few important things. First is that if your devices are not connected to the internet, then the system can not be hacked. If your device is connected to the internet, then the short answer is yes it 'can' be hacked, however just by setting up a secure password for everything will reduce the chance of getting hacked. Most of the time when you hear say someone that they had a internet device get hacked, unfortunately it was their own fault, lack of strong password, or maybe clicking on a phishing link. Another thing to consider is that it is not easy to hack into a security system without the password, it would be very rare that your security system would be hacked, with a secure password in place.