You can customise, monitor, and manage your security systems anywhere, at any time, from your mobile phone.
The smart Security promises a futuristic home experience where everything you need is just a simple voice command away, even when you’re far from home. There are some very cool gadgets that let you do a lot with home automation, many of which are incorporated into home security systems. These include smart doorbells, smart locks, smart cameras, smart thermostats, smart lights, and smart smoke alarms
How each of these home automation devices Work
One of the most common and security-focused components of a smart security system are smart doorbell cameras. These incorporate a small camera in the doorbell button. When someone rings the bell—or approaches the door, depending on the system—the doorbell sends an alert to your phone and activates the camera, letting you see a clear picture of who’s there, no matter where you happen to be.
Smart locks are great not only for security but also for convenience, often allowing you to forego keys entirely. What makes them smart is their ability to communicate with your smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing you to lock and unlock your door from anywhere. Many also automatically lock and unlock when they detect your phone approaching so that you can come and go without ever having to worry about whether the door is locked.
Smart cameras take the traditional security camera concept and turn the dial up to eleven. These cameras incorporate Wi-Fi connections that allow them to be viewed and controlled remotely using a smartphone app. Many can also upload the footage to the Cloud for storage, eliminating the need for a potentially complicated on-site storage setup.
These handy devices can help you save energy—which is good for both the environment and your wallet. The result is that they can work proactively to keep your home at the most comfortable temperature for you without you having to lift a finger. And they do it all with a high degree of efficiency, reducing energy consumption by 30% or more in some cases. Smart thermostats can also send you an alert if the temperature in your home becomes excessively high or low, which could indicate a fire or a pipe freezing risk.
Smart lighting combines convenience and enhanced security. These are Wi-Fi enabled LED lightbulbs that can be controlled from a smartphone app. You can turn the bulbs on or off—either manually or on a schedule—dim the bulbs, and choose their color from a seemingly endless array of hues. And all this can be done from anywhere. You don’t need to worry about whether you remembered to leave a light on before heading out on vacation.
Smart Smoke Alarms
The last common home automation feature of a security system is the humble smoke alarm. This device takes the traditional smoke alarm and brings it into the digital age, with Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to communicate and pinpoint exactly where a fire is located. The really nice thing about these alarms is that they can send the alerts to your phone so you can be aware of any issues even when you’re away from home. You can also easily silence them in the event of a false alarm—who hasn’t set off their smoke alarms at least once while cooking?
Why a Smart Security System is Better
It's always useful.
A security system is there to protect you and raise the alarm in a big emergency like a fire or a break-in. But a smart security system doesn’t stop there. Thanks to advanced technology, it makes itself useful every single day.
It can send you a notification when your teenagers get home from school or their part-time jobs. It can show you who’s at your front door, and let you talk to them, through a video doorbell.
It's easy to use.
A single tap on your phone is all it takes to arm or disarm your system. You’ll never need to race through your front door to disarm a bleeping panel again.
It can also control other things like heating and cooling. Smart home security comes with the option to add a smart thermostat, plus smart locks, lights and even a garage door controller, with one app controlling everything.
It proactively looks out for you
It's professional security.
With professional monitoring, an Alarm.com-powered system alerts a monitoring station to dispatch firefighters or police to your home when they’re needed. Monitoring stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring your home is professionally protected around the clock.
It's built for reliability
A smart home security system is engineered to ensure that an emergency signal gets through – even if the power is out, the phone line and internet are down, or your panel is smashed. If an intruder enters your home and smashes the security panel.
It goes everywhere with you
Even if there is an issue at home, it’s easier to manage with a smart security system. You can get immediate notifications that can include images and video clips to show you what’s going on. If you need to give a neighbor or contractor emergency access, you can unlock your front door as easily as if you were there in person.