If you’ve kept up with our blog at all, you probably have an idea of how hard we work to secure every part of your home from every possible security threat. This includes securing your home both inside and out. While not every company adequatley addresses exterior security, we find it an extremely important aspect of any complete security plan. This rings especially true for families with pools. Pools create a life safety hazard as well as a temptation for unwanted guests to stop by in your absence. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the ways we can help in adding pool security to your property.

First, we’ll explain the benefits of installing wireless panic devices near your pool. This equipment can create both an ambulance response to an emergency and a siren response inside your home to alert anyone onsite to the danger. Then, we’ll show you how we can use standard alarm sensors to track when people are exiting your home towards the pool. Taking this tips one step further, we’ll even help you add sensors to secure the pool itself! Finally, we’ll shift our focus to the role that cameras play in creating pool security. Now, let’s “dive” in with a look at adding panic-button based security around your pool.

Placing Panic Devices within Reach of Your Pool

Panic buttons play an important role in any complete home or business security plan. We offer many panic button designs, some of which we detailed in our Panic Button Options for Your Security System. We can program panic buttons to create any type of police, ambulance, or fire department response our customers desire. For pool security purposes, we would generally program panic buttons to call an ambulance. Our waterproof panic buttons can be worn in the form of wristbands or pendants. Elderly residents of a home often wear these panic devices. The same devices that can call for an ambulance response to a slip or fall inside the house will also work to create an added layer of pool security for these individuals.

A red button that says "PANIC."

Installing panic buttons near your pool can create an emergency response during a dangerous situation.

Homeowners can also hang panic buttons near the sides of a pool. This can allow younger pool users to use these buttons to call for help if a dangerous situation arises. Some homeowners also feel safer if activating these devices creates an interior alarm response. Doing so will alert anyone inside the home that someone has activated the pool alarm. The ability to create both an ambulance response and a quick response from those inside the house can mean the difference between life and death during a potential emergency situation. Let’s now shift our focus to another way that your alarm can aid you in adding pool security to your property.

Taking Advantage of Alerts and Sensor Monitoring

If you have a security system in place, you already have some basic ways to increase pool security. We can use a couple methods to help accomplish this goal. For starters, any modern security can alert you to open doors in your home. These alerts can take the form of a “dinging” or “chiming” sound. Some alarm systems deliver these alerts in the form of a spoken phrase (such as “kitchen door open”). While just about any alarm system can create these alerts, not all homeowners know how to activate them. Knowing when a child opens the exterior door that leads to your pool can create security and peace of mind. We recommend calling your security company for help activating your system’s door opening alerts.

Additionally, our cellular monitoring customers can receive these alerts on their smart phones. We always recommend cellular dialer monitoring for the most consistent communication between your alarm and the central station. Some cellular dialers, such as ours powered by Alarm.com, also allow for interactive security monitoring. Interactive security monitoring allows you to control your alarm system remotely with a smart phone. Additionally, your Alarm.com dialer will send your phone custom alerts if someone opens certain doors. Exterior doors leading towards pools make great “alert doors.” Now, let’s look at a pool security tip that takes this concept one step further.

Using Wireless Sensors for Precise Pool Monitoring

Creating alerts to monitor existing security contacts can add both peace of mind and safety. Furthermore, adding new contacts to make these alerts more precise can create a new level of security entirely. We touched on this in our post detailing 5 Unconventional Uses for Contact Sensors. Consider installing contact sensors on pool houses or gates that surround your pool. Doing so can give you even more precise knowledge of when you may have a pool security issue. Perhaps you have a young child wandering too close to the water. Or maybe the neighborhood kids have stopped by for an uninvited swim during work hours. Either way, you will want to track access to your pool area. Consider using this security measure hand in hand with our next tip to add even more pool security to your home.

Installing Surveillance to Keep Eyes on the Water

Our post on Yard and Driveway Security discusses some of the security gained from adding outdoor surveillance. In that post, we examined the dual security that cameras can add to your home. For starters, cameras provide a live look-in to your home at all times, as well as a way to review footage of anything that happens around your home. This allows you to check in and ensure that everything runs smoothly in your absence. In some cases, homeowners can use camera footage to help identify potential vandals or burglars. Additionally, we pointed out that cameras themselves act as a crime deterrent. Individuals with less-than-perfect intentions in mind will likely see your surveillance cameras and look for a different target.

An Alarm.com camera on the side of a house.

Security cameras, such as this model by Alarm.com, can add pool security by monitoring your home’s exterior.

Pool owners have even more incentive to add home surveillance. If you have a pool with contact sensors installed nearby, cameras let you follow up your sensor alert with a live look at your pool. Combining these two security measures can pay quick dividends. Additionally, adding Alarm.com cameras to monitor your pool can create an even quicker security response. These cameras can send live video clips to your phone upon detecting motion. Therefore, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that nobody can come near your pool with your knowing.

Putting it all Together and Adding Pool Security to Your Property

We hope this post helps you understand how we can help with adding pool security to your property. Moreover, we encourage you to contact us with any questions this post may raise for you. We will happily answer any and all of your security inquiries. Additionally, we also encourage you to take advantage of our free site survey program. We provide complimentary security audits and equipment quotes to both new and existing customers alike. We’ve used this process to help secure over a thousand homes in our 35-plus years in business! While on site, we can address your existing security concerns. Furthermore, we can also make suggestions of our own based on observations made during our visit.

Perhaps you have a good security plan in place, and want to add some of the pool security measures found here. Or, maybe you have very little in the way of security now, and wish to get things started off on the right foot. Either way, we are here to help! We can help formulate a complete security plan to secure your home inside and out. Together, we can help you keep your home, your most valued possessions, and your family as safe and secure as possible.