What if every device in your life was able to connect to the internet? What if it wasn’t just your laptop and smartphone that connected but everything from clocks to speakers, lights, doorbells, windows, window blinds, your boiler, appliances, home security system and much more could connect to your in-home Wi-Fi? The good news is that today smart devices are on the rise, and a world where everything can get online isn’t too far away. Home automation is becoming more and more popular, giving individuals the option to control items around the home with their smartphones or a simple voice command. When it comes to home security, these smart devices have taken protecting your property to another level. Here are some of the coolest security innovations that you can get for your home today.
#1. Remote Control:
The ability to remotely control your home makes it much easier to keep it safe and secure, whilst boosting your peace of mind as well. There’s no need to worry about whether or not you forgot to turn the oven off when you can do so from your smartphone on the road, or whether or not you closed the windows when they can be remotely controlled too. You can also control the temperature in your home; so along with keeping it more secure, there’s the option to make sure that it’s always comfortable for your return.
#2. Live Feed Cameras:
CCTV has been a popular security addition to many homes over the years, but modern systems don’t just capture what’s going on in your home – you also have the option to watch a live feed from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. A live feed of your home allows you to check on it whenever you like, offering additional peace of mind, plus the ability to act faster in the event of a break-in or other disaster. If you see a burglar inside your home, you will be able to set the alarm remotely from your device and call the police to your property straight away. Or, remotely monitoring your home in real-time will allow you to quickly respond to issues such as leaks and burst pipes before they get any worse. Many smartphone systems will also send push notifications if something out of the ordinary is happening in your home.
#3. Keyless Door Entry:
Whilst these may not always be connected to the internet, a keyless door entry system on your home is a great way to add an extra level of security. You can enter your home using a PIN code or even use fingerprint or iris recognition for extra security with a futuristic touch. There’s no need to worry about your door key being locked or stolen.
#4. Driveway Alarms:
Last but not least, your driveway can alert you with an alarm when movement and heat are sensed. This gives you the opportunity to see who is trying to gain access to your home; if you’re not expecting somebody, an alarm will pre-alert you so that you can verify whether or not it is somebody that you know. In addition, with many burglaries occurring during the night time, an alarm will alert you immediately if somebody enters your driveway. You can even add a bright strobe light, speaker or a siren to your driveway alarm to create a larger deterrent to would-be thieves.
When it comes to home security, modern technology has created several awesome innovations to help you keep your home as safe and secure as possible. From remote control access to your home to alarms that alert you to anything suspicious straight away, it’s worth looking into smart tech to keep your home protected.