October 19, 2020 by Anas Mustafa
A smart home security system can increase the safety of your home and give you peace of mind. However, with the integration of multiple smart systems, you can perform several tasks such as operating appliances and controlling lights, doors, and window coverings remotely. Indeed, with rapid advancements in technology, combined with its increased integration in our daily lives, consumers are beginning to adopt a culture of convenience where smart home systems are integrated, programmable, and controllable from an app in your smartphone.
Consider a situation where your alarm rings in the morning, and you snooze it, triggering your smart lights to gradually turn on, the tile flooring leading to the bathroom to warm up if outside temperatures drop below a preset point, and your coffee pot to start brewing. A few minutes later, when leaving for work, you press a button to close the garage door, which also drops the thermostat temperature since everyone has left, locks your doors, and arms your smart home security system. Even your car’s GPS will select the fastest route to your destination to avoid heavy traffic or road construction work.
Compared to traditional home alarm systems and DIY connectivity devices, wireless or integrated smart systems provide superior security, as well as a wide range of features that offer much more convenience than the alternatives. Today, there is a wide array of Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets for every room in your house to create a fully automated home. These smart devices can also be connected to your smart home security system for greater convenience.
Some of the key features of smart homes that enhance the convenience of smart home security include:
Smart homes use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as connected lights, sensors, and meters to collect data, analyze it, and then use it to make the best use of home utilities and infrastructure for enhanced effectiveness in your daily activities. AI allows connected devices to continuously “learn” and “adapt,” which is why smart security systems are getting increasingly secure.
Generally, smart home security systems offer the best return on investment for securing your home because, in addition to providing the standard alarm and video monitoring capabilities, they also offer:
Smart home devices are connected to the Internet, which means that they can be controlled from anywhere, provided you can connect to them. You don’t have to arm or disarm your home security system from the wall panel. Instead, you can use the app that comes with your smart home security system, allowing you to arm or disarm it from your smartphone or tablet. If you have a smart door, you won’t have to leave a key hidden when leaving for a short time or even on holiday. Instead, you can remotely grant access to anyone who wishes to enter your home, like the dog walker, and then lock and secure it afterwards.
Many buyers choose smart home devices because of the ability to remotely monitor their house via their smartphone. Smart surveillance lets you keep an eye on your home by syncing your smart video cameras and other smart security apparatus with your smartphone to access them on the go.
Smart devices typically send instant notifications via an app on your smartphone or another connected device. This means that if your smart alarm or sensor is triggered, you will receive an alert immediately of the specific sensor that has been triggered. Whether it’s a broken window or unlocked door, you will know immediately so you can take the necessary action. If someone types in the wrong access code to a restricted area, you will be notified and given the option to permit their entry via a special code or manual override.
You can program multiple integrated smart devices to give you greater control over routine processes so they all occur at the touch of one button. For instance, you can use your smart home security app to create a unique configuration that locks up your doors, activates the alarm, and turns off the lights and entertainment system, all at the same time when going to bed, so you won’t have to do each of them individually. In addition, you can set up different preferences for individual rooms or depending on the mood of who’s home.
As mentioned before, your smart home security system can learn your routine thanks to AI. This makes it possible for smart devices to remember your preferences and automate certain processes for greater convenience and peace of mind. So, if you do something that may put your home at risk, like forget to arm the alarm before driving to work, your smart home security system will either automatically arm itself or send you a reminder to activate the alarm.
With smart home security systems, you can integrate control capabilities to remotely operate other connected smart devices, including fire and carbon monoxide alarms, smart door locks, camera and video doorbells, garage doors, smart lighting, panic buttons, thermostats and fans, surveillance cameras, and so on. You can even detect leaky pipes through a connected smart meter that monitors your water usage, triggering a recommendation to hire a plumber.
Although households with higher incomes have been quicker to adopt smart home devices, the increasing awareness of smart technology and affordability of connected devices has led to a growth in the number of people owning a smart home product, especially Internet-connected home alarm systems, smart garage doors, smart doorbells, and smart meters or refrigerators. With constant new smart home options and features, there will be an increase in the number of smart gadgets that you can connect to your smart home security system, and enhanced capabilities from existing ones, giving you superior security.
If you choose to purchase a smart home security system, make sure to invest in the latest, most versatile system that is reliable and designed for easy updates and quick integration with other devices. In addition, ensure that it’s professionally installed and configured to provide optimal protection. Finally, though you may receive alerts for any incidents, such as fires, robbery, or carbon monoxide, you don’t necessarily have to contact the police or emergency services yourself. Professional monitoring will ensure timely intervention for any emergencies on your behalf for peace of mind.
To secure your home against break-ins, including with the latest in smart home security systems, contact Canadian Security Professionals at 1-877-494-9911 or here at our website.
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