No one wants to think of a criminal breaking into your house. You don’t want to imagine what it would be like to come home to find your home ransacked and your most precious and valuable possessions gone. Certainly you don’t want to think of the most unimaginable scenarios, such as having harm come to your family.

Avoiding this sort of heartache is the #1 reason why you should install a Phoenix or Scottsdale home security system. However, if you don’t install the right system, or you make the following Scottsdale home security mistakes, then you might be rolling out the welcome mat for criminals.

Here’s how to avoid it…

Phoenix Home Security Mistake #1: Failure to Install a Powerful System

Gone are the days when you install a simple alarm. Today’s Phoenix and Scottsdale home security systems are powerful, automated systems that you can monitor and manage remotely. If you’re setting up a Phoenix home security system, then some of the features should include:

  • Real-time alerts to let you know if there’s been a security breach.
  • Real-time video monitoring.
  • Remote management from your smart phone, tablet or other device.

Phoenix Home Security Mistake #2: Not Checking the System’s Batteries

If parts of your Scottsdale home security system include batteries, then you’ll generally need to change these batteries at least once per year. A good time to do this is when you set the clocks forward or back during Daylight Savings Time. Get into the habit of doing it now, and you’ll never have to worry about a dead battery compromising your Phoenix home security system.

Phoenix Home Security Mistake #3: Not Protecting Your Security Code

A surprising number of homeowners let a lot of people know their security code. This is a mistake. But an even more dangerous mistake is to not protect your Phoenix home security system code from prying eyes. One example is meeting a plumber or sales person in your driveway and disarming the system right in front of them, with your security code in full view.

Don’t make this mistake. Always disarm your Scottsdale home security system covertly, by covering the keypad with your hand so that no one else (including someone watching you across the street with binoculars) will ever see your pass code.


Avoiding the above Phoenix home security mistakes are really just the tip of the iceberg when it come to protecting your family and your home. When you get serious about home security in Scottsdale or Phoenix, then give us a call at 480-325-5015. Our security pros will make sure your Phoenix home security system is powerful enough to protect your family and home.