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Home Security Add-Ons

Boost Your Home Security with Our Wide Selection of Innovative Features

In a previous post about home and business security, we discussed how important it is to keep your residential and commercial properties secure and walked you through the security packages that we offer.

Did you know that we also provide hardware add-ons that you can include in your residential security package? In addition to the basic cameras and motion detectors that we all know, these add-ons are great gadgets that will further protect your family and your possessions, and while they are affordable, they are worth the additional investment. Many of these are devices that you may not have considered before, so we’d like to walk you through them and tell you a bit about these products so you can get the most out of your residential security system.

1. Window and Door Sensor

Window & Door Sensor: Know when every entrance is open or closed

We’ve all been there. We left the house in a rush and thought to ourselves, “wait, did I close the door, or shut the window?” It’s easy to keep an eye on your home when you’re not there with a quick check on your home security app on your phone. One look and you’ll know if every entry point is open or closed.

2. Smart Thermostat

Remember that heatwave this summer? It was a struggle for many of us to keep our homes cool, and oftentimes a fan just won’t cut it. Or, as winter approaches, maybe we want to ensure that our house is warmed up for when we arrive home after a long day. In either case, the smart thermostat will allow you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere. (This is also a great relief for our pets in the summer while we’re at work!) 

3. Smart Lock

The smart lock will allow you to set up a code that you can use to provide access to your home while you’re away. Coded doors are a great solution if you have a friend, family member, or a neighbour who might require access to your home, or maybe even your shed in the backyard.

4. Smart Garage Door Opener

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Smart Garage Door Opener: Close your doors from anywhere and feel reassured

If you can’t remember whether you closed your garage door earlier, this door opener can do that for you, no matter where you are. With the click of a button, you can rest assured that your garage and your home are secure.

5. Motion Sensor

This handy gadget will detect activity around your home, and it will alert you whenever something suspicious comes around. So, when you hear a strange sound, you’ll know it’s not just you!

6. Glass Break Sensor

With this sensor, you’ll be alerted right away if a burglar attempts to break into your home by breaking or smashing any windows or glass. With this device and a security camera, you’ll be equipped to deter or even find the perpetrator and keep your home safe. This is a great option for securing sliding glass doors.

7. Carbon Monoxide Detector

This is one that many don’t think about, but it’s an important one. Carbon monoxide is an unseen hazard that can creep up in any home, and this carbon monoxide detector will protect you from that. This device will alert you if it detects any carbon monoxide in your home, so you don’t have to worry.

8. Flood Sensor 

This flood sensor will notify you of any emergencies that could result in damages to the property. You might consider putting one near your hot water tank to let you know if the tank started to leak or fail.

9. Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera

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Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera: Have a full view of your home

Have full range of view to the outside of your home with this little add-on. You’ll be able to see who is walking up to your door, such as the delivery person, or you can even check on the kids as they play outside on the driveway or the lawn.

10. Smart Smoke Sensor

Maybe the kids are baking or cooking something at home on the weekend or after school. This smart smoke sensor will help to give you some peace of mind, as you will get an alert as soon as any smoke is detected.

11. Slimline Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera

Not only will you be able to see who is at the door, but you also have the ability to have a two-way conversation from wherever you are. So, you can talk to the pizza or Amazon delivery person and tell them to leave your items wherever you wish!

12. Siren

With the siren, you’ll be able to hear the alarm from any room in the house—so you don’t have to worry about missing it if you’re in a certain part of the house, like the attic.

13. Touchscreen Security Panel

The touchstone security panel will allow you to easily control your security system and connected smart home devices, all in one spot. Now you don’t have to worry about complicated buttons or techie jargon when you’re in a rush or in an emergency.

14. Hardware Panel

This panel will connect your existing devices and sensors seamlessly. 


While this list contains many of our products, you can see our full list of available security add-ons and see what they look like by checking out our
products page.

Contact us today at Kobalt Systems, and we’ll be happy to get you started with a new residential security system and the add-ons you need for your home. Based in Victoria, BC, we have highly experienced staff who will provide top-quality service and make sure your system is properly set up and ready to go in no time. For more information, learn about our services or call us directly at (250) 213-3788

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Is Now the Time to Rethink Your Home or Commercial Security Setup?

Security Systems Provide Protection and Peace of Mind in One Package

One of the pride and joys of our business is our advanced security systems that we offer for local residential and commercial properties. We believe that a home is a precious place where you and your family should feel safe and relaxed, and it should be protected by only the best! The same can apply to one’s business, too. As a small business ourselves, we know how hard you’ve worked to build your business from the ground up – no matter how big or small it may be. A strong security system is a smart investment to protect what you’ve grown and to stay in control, even if you’re miles away.

We are partnered with Alarm.com to offer the best and most trusted service in the industry, so you can trust that you’ll be getting a top-quality system installed by one of our friendly and professional technicians.

Let’s start with the residential security system. Here are some of the features:

Indoor and Outdoor Home Security Video Monitoring

One of the prime features included in our home security system is video surveillance for outside and inside your home.

This enables you to see exactly who is ringing your doorbell, and provides you with custom alerts to focus on people, vehicles and animals, and also specific areas of your property. You only have to get alerts for what you want. You can see when your kids or family members get home, or even check in remotely with a video call through your phone or tablet.

It also allows you to not only see but talk to any visitors at your door, so you can allow them access and unlock the front door for them through your phone’s app. A very handy feature for when keys might go missing, or you want a delivery brought inside.

Hear something outside in the night? You’ll be able to see if it’s an intruder or simply a raccoon looking for scraps.

A Security System with Easy Home Automation

Other features include easy home automation that you can control no matter where you are. Not only can our system provide video surveillance and lock control, but you can also control temperature settings, lighting, fire safety controls, and water usage/protection. So you can rest assured that your home is always running smoothly and operating at its safest, most environmentally friendly (and cost-effective) levels.

A Unique, Stress-Free Home Security System

You may be thinking that this is a system that involves multiple apps and complicated systems that are hard work to stay on top of, but we have good news for you! Our custom home security system makes it simple with an easy, all-in-one system that is a breeze to control and does all the monitoring for you, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Along with your control panel, the Alarm.com app is all you need to set your controls; and no matter how advanced you want to get, it always remains uncomplicated and straightforward to use.

In the event of an emergency, your monitoring service will alert your local police, fire department, and/or an ambulance. It can also detect smoke and carbon dioxide levels, and will alert you if they become unsafe.


Ok, so that’s some of the features of our home security system. Now, let’s talk about a commercial security system for your business.

Why Consider a Business Security System?

The better question is why wouldn’t you? A security system will not only protect you and your staff from potential dangers such as theft and other customer incidents, but you’ll be able to monitor and control your settings from wherever you are, just like the residential systems. By being able to manage your settings at all times, you’ll actually be saving costs in addition to keeping an eye on your business.

Commercial-Grade Systems for Multiple Locations

Our commercial security systems will grow along with you, so if you have multiple locations or you’re a larger corporation, never fear. We have custom plans for both small business and larger scale companies. You’ll be able to view the cameras for all your locations at once, and you’ll be able to control the settings for each of them on the Enterprise Dashboard, which you can access on either your app or web dashboard. Once there you can manage everything from system status and video feeds, to employee access and temperature monitoring.

Secure Platform

Our alarm systems have advanced technology that updates software automatically, and provides end-to-end encryption and two-factor authentication. Therefore, you can trust that the system is completely secure.

Costs for Residential / Commercial Security Systems

The price is dependant on the size and scale of your home or business, and whether or not you decide to enter into a contract with us—but you can check out both our plans and pricing and services page to get an estimate. We’ll be able to give you an exact quote during a consultation, and we can work with you to establish a payment plan that works for you.


Hopefully, this has inspired you to get the ball rolling and set up a security system for your home or business. It may seem like a costly investment, but so was your business, and it’s worth it to know that your loved ones and your home is safe and protected. Contact us at Kobalt Systems today to inquire and book a consultation, and we’ll be happy to get you set up!

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How to Better Secure your Sliding Glass Door

Sliding glass doors can look great in your home and they are great for letting in lots of natural sunlight. They make it easy to get outside to your deck, backyard or balcony. But sliding doors are also a less secure entry point into your house—often the entry point of choice for burglars. There’s no getting around the fact that your glass sliding door is not as secure as a traditional wood, metal or fiberglass door. Glass is easily broken and even a thief who’d rather not make all that noise can probably make short work of the flimsy locks on most sliding doors. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to better secure your sliding glass door.

  1. Block the track

We know this is the classic defence, but all too often we still visit homes where there is no track-blocker. Too many people never get around to it. It’s easy to make your own blocker; just saw a hockey stick, broom handle or piece of dowel to the right length to firmly block the door from sliding. You could also purchase a more advanced security bar.

  1. Install a better lock

Many homes have good secure deadbolt locks on their front doors, but then the sliding glass door to the back deck is secured only by the manufacturer’s simple latch clamping onto the frame. The average burglar will pry that open with a screwdriver. The good news is that you can install a better lock and it’s generally not too hard to do. You’ll find there are different options, but one good solution that is inexpensive is a loop lock.

  1. Reinforce the glass

Consult your warranty to determine what kind of glass you have in your sliding door. Older doors often have glass that will shatter quite easily upon impact. It’s possible to apply a security film that will greatly strengthen the glass. There are thin films available that make it difficult to break through the glass. There are thicker protection films that add protection against extreme winds, thrown object impacts and even bullet resistance!

  1. Install a security camera

Get a home security professional to install a motion-activated security camera along with appropriate lighting for the greatest peace of mind. Tie this into a whole home security system and most thieves will run rather than try to break-in. It’s not worth the risk of breaking in through a sliding door if you know you are being recorded and triggering an alarm.

With countless security, exterior lighting and integrated technology options out in the market today, Kobalt Systems residential home security systems start with a base package that customers can choose to build upon to customize and enhance by adding additional hardware. Our team of security experts and licensed electricians are happy to discuss the different options in detail and can help you personalize and design the best system for your home. Enjoy piece of mind knowing your family and home are safe. Contact us today to schedule a consultation 250 213 3788 or email at info@kobaltsystems.ca