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Looking for a dog-friendly alarm system in Oakland?

July 08, 2022
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As you notice the tail wagging when you walk through the door, you remember why you wanted to get a dog for your [[targerlocation]] home. However, quite a few furry friends have been known to set off alarms on different types of home security systems. And it appears that the larger your dog is, the more likely they may be the reason for a false alarm. So wouldn’t you find it beneficial if you had access to a dog-friendly alarm system in Oakland?

Vivint's smart home security system has built-in features ideal for families with pets. To start with, you may adjust the sensors to exclude areas where pets are most active. Second, utilize your indoor security cameras with high-def night vision and motion sensing functionality to maintain a close watch of your pet. Third, your dog-friendly alarm system needs to be easy to interact with so you can quickly activate and deactivate your home’s defense as you need.

Set your sensors to account for dogs

Current door, window, and motion sensors are more accommodating to pets than before. Small dogs or cats shouldn’t have any issue circumventing an unintentional triggering of the sensor, as the devices are capable of adjusting. More sizable dogs and rambunctious animals may have an increased possibility of false alarms, but there are ways you can lessen that likelihood with a couple changes on the Vivint mobile app.

  • Set the sensitivity of your motion detector to low. You can also alter the size of the perimeter of the motion detector.
  • Install motion detection devices away from frequented places, including your dog’s pet bed or food dish.
  • Turn off your alarms with your cell phone app when you’re getting close to the house -- specifically if your pet likes to leap toward your front door or nearby windows when you're walking in.
  • Set smart lighting to illuminate to soothe an anxious animal at night.

Having the ability to handle these modifications ranks Vivint as the best pet-friendly home security system in Oakland.

Use your indoor video cams to maintain a watch on your dog

Indoor security cameras with two-way talk are an easy means for homeowners to soothe their animals while at work or vacation through your helpful mobile app. Your surveillance systems can even provide a video feed of your pet in in less than ideal lighting in full high-def, so you’re able to catch a glimpse of what’s going on in the common areas without leaving the bed. And if your surveillance devices detect unexpected movements, you may have a smart clip dispatched to your phone to ascertain if it's your dog or a burglar.

Anxiety is commonplace for dogs and if that happens to be the case with yours, Vivint cameras can be advantageous for you. When you see them begin to act up, speak to them via the two-way audio feature. They will notice your vocalization and understand that all is fine. In addition, if you discover that they are troubled in a storm, you may remotely activate a smart bulb to make the room less intimidating.

The most dog-friendly home security system in Oakland is easy to manage

The many dog-friendly features are great, but they wouldn't benefit you much if they were a challenge to use. The good thing about a smart home package like Vivint's is that the various controls are both on your smart hub and your mobile security app. Go ahead and set your devices around your unique household -- and don’t forget your furry companions! All it requires are a few touches of a button and you have your whole system the way you want it.

Get your pet-friendly Vivint security system today!

Your home’s defense shouldn't need to be an ordeal for your dogs. Alternatively, it should provide superior security while allowing you to keep a watch over your four-legged friends. CallContact us at (510) 281-3999 or submit the form today!