Home Security, the Smart Way

When it comes to safety and security in the home, smart technology is having a big impact. The latest technology offers a variety of options, from wireless security cameras to self-monitoring systems and keyless doors.

Whether it’s arming smoke alarms, monitoring activity when we are at work or away on holiday, or checking up on loved ones, smart home security technology is making it easier than ever to secure our homes. In light of recent technological advances, we take a look at some of the smartest innovations available on the market.

Home Security Integration

With a simple touch on your smartphone or computer, home security integration technology allows you to monitor and control the security settings of your home remotely. Arming or disarming security alarms, adjusting the heat, or turning on the lights can now all be done via an app on your smart phone, saving your time and peace of mind.

Integrated Vibration and Audio Sensors

One of the biggest problems with older style home security systems is false alarms. With the introduction of integrated vibration and audio sensor technology, smart security systems now have the ability to distinguish between everyday household noises and those that would occur during a break-in. This allows for a far more accurate and efficient home monitoring system. 

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Keyless Door Locks

Keyless door locks eliminate the need to carry around a set of keys, preventing the misfortune of losing or misplacing them. Instead, the technology allows you to simply create a code to gain entry to your home. This can then be changed at any time, giving you added security and flexibility.

Self-Monitoring

Once downloaded onto your phone, a smart security app will then alert you via text message or email if an alarm has been set off in your home. This means you will know immediately if there has been a security breach and allow you to instantly check whether the situation is serious or not.

Video Technology

Thanks to smart video technology, you can check your home security cameras via your mobile phone or computer. This means you can monitor your home from wherever you are and makes for a far easier and more convenient system.

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Wireless Security Systems

Wireless security systems are perfect for renters as they can be easily taken from home to home, as well as those wanting a portable, affordable, and easy to install security system.

Some of the smartest home devices

Wireless home security camera
These portable devices allow you to capture footage anywhere in your home. You can then log in online or via the app, watch and rewind content, and even talk into it through your phone – great for checking up on the kids or seeing what the pets are up to.

Smart smoke alarm
Smart technology has ushered in a new generation of smoke alarms that can be controlled via your mobile device. It will notify you instantly when there is a problem and can be silenced by the press of a button.

A smart thing

One of the most popular security apps for the home is Samsung’s SmartThings – a smart home automation system that allows you to control your lights, motion sensors, thermostats and more with your smart phone. The Android app has proved incredibly popular, having already been downloaded around 100,000 times.

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