As technology continues to evolve, developers continue to create more advanced technology. Technology advancement has helped to boost the functionality of smart home security systems. In the busy world that we currently live in, it is easy to forget to close a window, switching off the lights, or arming the alarm posing a safety and security threat. There are different smart home security options to invest in as a homeowner. These may include smoke or fire detection, motion sensors, a broken window, and an open door or window detector.
Smart home security systems use sensors to detect unwanted entry then the system sends a signal alert to a smart device when such activity is detected. A smart homeowner is thus able to control and monitor the house remotely.
Home automation security options
- Smart lighting
Smart lighting enables light control through an app on a smart device. The remote control allows switching lights on and off at one’s convenience with a single tap on a smart device. Smart lighting systems offer security functionality to a homeowner by remotely confirming which lights are on/off and tune them as needed, schedule lighting at specific times to make it look like someone is at home even when away, and thus no security breach.
- Smart doorbells and locks
Just like CCTV, smart doorbells capture footage as someone approaches the door. When someone rings the bell, a homeowner gets a notification on their smart device. Together with smart door locks, one can easily view their front door and open a door remotely to let in a visitor, friend, or family member. With smart locks, you do not need to use traditional keys as you can access your home with an access code or digital keys.
Smart doorbells and locks have integrated cameras and motion sensors that store videos that can later be viewed when needed. These smart alarms provide safety and security to a smart home.
- Smart water systems
Technology advancement has given more functionality to home automation security, through smart water systems. Modern water systems alert a homeowner when there is a leakage, unusual flow of water, or pipe bursts. This enables a homeowner to remotely control or shut off water valves protecting any water damages or floods that may occur. A smart alarm for monitoring water at home is a great investment in protecting home appliances and electronic devices from water menace.
- Smart thermostats
Smart thermostats help to control the cooling and heating of your smart home. Just like other smart home devices, a smart thermostat is connected through a Wi-Fi network, and a homeowner can monitor, and control through an app on a smart device. Smart thermostats can send a signal when temperatures at your home become too low or too high indicating the presence of fire or water leakage. Through an installed app, you can remotely monitor, and control the temperature preferences of your home.
- Smart smoke alarms
This is one feature of home automation to secure your home. Having a smart smoke detector is a standard safety feature for our homes. Smoke alarms detect where the smoke is coming from and sends signals to a connected smart device through a Wi-Fi connection, and a homeowner can monitor what goes on even when away from home. Smart smoke detectors offer the advantages of remote control, silence button, and voice command. The remote control helps to indicate the source of fire for easy evacuation. Silence button where you can press a button to silence a false alarm. Voice command use voice to silence nuisance alarms like smoke or steam from cooking, not from fire.
New and advanced smart home security technologies are emerging, it is only beneficial to a homeowner to take advantage and save their home.