|Why use solar power for home security?
While we have already discussed many benefits of rooftop solar energy for the home, one of the biggest concerns as South Africans is home security. Our ongoing energy crisis, in the form of load shedding, can leave homes in a vulnerable position, without lights, alarms and other security measures. This is where solar powered security systems come in, quickly becoming financially viable and beneficial across South Africa.
Investing in rooftop solar panels is not only a great way to lower energy costs, it is also a perfect way to ensure your home and loved ones feel safe, even when Eskom decides to engulf your neighbourhood in darkness.
Let’s explore some of the reasons why solar powered home security systems are the way to go.
1. Load shedding can cause conventional alarm systems to malfunction
With load shedding and extended utility down time, conventional alarm systems often experience a number of annoying issues. Alarm batteries suffer, struggling to recharge in many areas. This leads to additional maintenance and system reprogramming, at your expense.
This can lead to the lifespan of the battery being affected, causing them to go flat quicker, leaving your alarm system unpowered at critical times.
Solar alarm systems, on the other hand, will continue to operate flawlessly during load shedding, when your premises is most vulnerable. You can rest easy knowing that your alarm system is fully functional throughout the load shedding period.
2. Reduced false burglary and panic signals
One of the most annoying aspects of flat alarm system batteries is that they often cause false burglary or panic signals to be sent. This can become tiresome and cause unnecessary stress.
Alarm system batteries powered by solar power means that the batteries will not run flat, allowing you to say goodbye to technical false alarms.
3. Keep your security lights shining
Homes are vulnerable during load shedding because the darkness allows undesirables to lurk around unseen. Homes with rooftop solar energy and solar storage batteries don’t have this problem, as they are able to power their security lights, exposing any hidden dangers.
4. Power electric fences, garage doors and gate motors during load shedding
When Eskom cuts the power, conventional electric fences, garage doors and gate motors often become non-operational. This is not only annoying, but can make the lives easier for burglars. With the correct rooftop solar system, these features can remain functional, allowing you some peace-of-mind.
5. Dropping price of rooftop solar systems
Thanks to technological advances and the constant push towards solar efficiency, rooftop solar is quickly becoming a viable and affordable option for many South Africans. These affordable prices, added with the benefits mentioned above, help make solar powered security systems stand out against conventional ones.
Establish your solar powered home today
Where you see an open roof, Soventix envisions a rooftop solar project waiting to happen. We strive to supply effective renewable energy solutions that are tailor-made for your specific needs.
If you are ready to take your first step towards reliable energy, please contact us now.
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