Just like our phones and other mobile devices have advanced massively over the last decade or more, so too have our home security systems. Smart home security allows us much greater control over our homes and peace of mind when it comes to the safety of ourselves, our families, and our belongings.
Here are some of the top smart home security features to consider for your home and how you can benefit from them.
Have you ever left the house and then realized you left the doors unlocked? Previously, you had two main options: go back home to lock them or take the risk. Now, with smart locks, you can lock your doors from anywhere using your smartphone. This is also a useful feature if you need to give access to someone during the day, such as a dog walker or a repairman. Rather than entrusting them with keys, you can control their access to your home via your phone.
Having a camera as part of your entry system has been used for a while to let you know who’s at the door before you answer it. But, what if you’re not at home? Smart doorbell cameras allow you to see who’s at your door via your smartphone from wherever you are. Your home is obviously more vulnerable when it’s empty, so this can let you know if you need to call the police to protect your home while you’re away.
We’re often given the advice to leave a light on if we go away for a while to give the impression that someone’s home. But a light that’s constantly on can be just as suspect as lights never being on. Being able to control your lights from your phone or to automate them to come on at certain times allows you to create the illusion of activity and a presence within your home.
Smart smoke alarms
Home safety isn’t just about break-ins; it’s also about those accidental security threats like fire. Smart smoke alarms can send a notification to your phone if it is triggered, so you can contact the authorities even if you’re not at home. Smart smoke alarms can also pinpoint which room of the house the fire has started in, making it easier to get everyone out of the house safely if you are home.
Are you ready to upgrade your home security system to a smart one? Get in touch with Carolina Alarm for products and services in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, serving Winston Salem, High Point, Greensboro, Mooresville, and more. This guide to home automation has more information on what to equip your smart home with.