Why Should I Invest In An Offline Security System?

June 6th, 2019

WiFi is everywhere, and in today’s modern world, we’ve become more connected to the internet and each other than ever. We do our Houston,TX banking, our shopping, and our research online from the comfort and convenience of a smartphone, and we think little of it or how incredible the ability is when compared to life just a short decade ago. However, when the WiFi goes out, a service provider experiences a glitch, or there is simply no internet where you are, you quickly see how important offline options are, too. 

When it comes to Houston, TX home security, you’re going to find a lot of options that rely heavily on online capabilities. While these capabilities are nothing short of amazing, like remote monitoring, they’re not everything a great security plan has to offer. 

The Benefits Of Implementing Offline Security Layers 

A remote monitoring home video surveillance system that keeps an eye on your Houston, TX property is great, but what if your internet cuts out? What will you have protecting you then? Having a multi-layered approach to your security is always your best bet, and a few benefits of implementing offline security layers are: 

  • They’re inexpensive – Offline security layers are often inexpensive, but what they bring to your home security is invaluable. A heavy duty deadbolt for a front door, for instance, will have some installation cost attached to it, but no long-term fees and the initial cost isn’t too much. A motion activated light for the front porch can be purchased at just about any hardware store, and provides both light to your space and the look of activity whether you’re at home or away.


  • They work whether the internet is on or not – Internet services providers aren’t perfect, and you don’t want your home left vulnerable if service goes down. These offline layers work even if the internet is out, and they never skip a beat. Some even work when the power goes out during a big storm, like deadbolt locks or motion detecting lights that work off of battery power. 

  • They’re effective – Most importantly, offline security measures are effective. A strong deadbolt isn’t going to allow an intruder in easily, and motion detection lights are often enough to scare potential intruders away before they ever reach your entryways. With such a low investment price and proven efficacy, there is no reason not to add in some offline layers to keep your home safe. 

A Well Rounded Approach To Home Security 

A well rounded approach to home security is your best bet for truly keeping your home safe. Online security measures are great, and they’re simply getting better every year, but until online capabilities are a 24/7/365 thing, they’re not enough on their own. These offline measures keep you protected during these downtimes, and they’re always there working for you whether you’re at home or away. With online paired with offline, you’re doing the very best you can to ensure your home is always a safe place. 

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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