That’s why, like most homeowners, you might have a security system.
Even so, you may still worry about coming home to the unexpected. After all, no security system is fool-proof, and although you do the best you can to protect your home, there’s always a chance you may have to deal with a robbery or a break-in, at some point.
To prevent such scary scenarios, home security technology is becoming more high-tech and more user-friendly. Most modern systems let you monitor and control your home’s safety no matter where you are -- at work, running errands, on vacation, or even sleeping upstairs.
Now, it’s even possible to lock that front door you left open, right from your smartphone!
Understanding Modern Smart Home SecurityFrom digital cameras and video recorders to smart locks and motion sensors, there are a mind-boggling number of smart home products available today, to help monitor and protect your home.
What do all these gadgets and solutions have in common? They’re all internet-connected, so you can safely and securely control them from a smartphone, tablet or computer and keep an eye on your home, virtually, round the clock.
Sound complicated? It’s easier than you think. You can choose the extent to which you’d like to automate your home security, and with everything on your favorite device, it’s simpler than it’s ever been to secure your home.
If you’re new to the world of smart security, it could mean something as basic as swapping out your trusty deadbolt for a keyless smart lock.
However, if you’re tech-savvy, and would like to make the switch to a completely automated home security system, sophisticated home security hubs are at your command.
The hub lets you control your security system, thermostat, lights and more—all from one device at home or on mobile devices when you’re on the go. It even alerts you if you’re away and something goes awry (among other capabilities).
Be careful though! When you connect your home to the internet, you open the door to other potential dangers like hackers. Precautions to consider include creating a strong password and making sure your home’s wireless network is secure.
Smart Possibilities in Your HomeAlthough smart home security devices can’t keep intruders away, they can give you more visibility and control with features like:
- Smart door locks that are controlled with a smartphone app, and send you notifications when your family members come home.
- WiFi cameras that let you keep a close watch on every room in your home via a webcam, and can capture and send photos or streaming video to your phone.
- Smart motion sensors that detect unusual activity and send you real-time alerts.
- Smart garage door technology that lets you open or close your door with a smartphone app, and alerts you when you leave the door open accidentally.
- Smart smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors, and flood detectors that raise an alarm on your phone when there’s a leak.