What is a smart home security system?
A smart security device is built for easy installation, accessibility on smartphones and interconnectivity with other devices. Developers have incorporated a whole range of additional features to a standard security product to increase its smart functionality. They have embedded cameras with motion sensors into doorbells, making these doorbells into a front door security system. They have fixed microprocessors into smart sensors so that when the sensor picks up on smoke you receive an alert on your smartphone. These smart devices have WiFi connectivity so you can stay informed 24/7, regardless of whether you’re home or on vacation. The incredible aspect of smart devices is that their interconnectivity allows you to set up routines so that one device can trigger the other. A simple “Goodnight” word can lock your front door, activate door and window sensors and turn off the lights in vacant rooms.
Smart Security Cameras
Smart security cameras bring you the essentials of a surveillance camera but with HD quality video, instant alerts from a motion sensor, live video feed on your smartphone and so on. Some feature a two-way communication option so you can talk to the person you see on the screen. Smart security cameras come in three main types: indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras.
Smart Door Locks
Smart locks will not replace your current front-door lock system. You can install them from inside the house, so when you forget your key, you have the option to unlock it using your smartphone. You can set up multiple users and give out temporary virtual keys to friends, family or service people. Aside from the front door, there are also smart locks designed for garage door openers.
Smart sensors can improve your current home security system. Smart sensors come in the form of motion sensors, smoke sensors, window and door sensors, and water sensors. Receive a notification on your smartphone if the smoke sensor detects fire or carbon monoxide. Prevent molding by attaching a water sensor near your washing machine or under the kitchen sink. Before leaving on holiday, open up your security app and check on all the locks and sensors to assure none of the doors or windows are left open.