Smartphones and smart watches are commonplace today – so it’s no surprise that smart homes are one of the most popular security trends amongst modern homeowners.
But what are the key components you can integrate into your smart home security system, and how do smart homes fit into future home security technologies?
Key components of a smart home security system
Though each home may have different needs, there are four key components to every smart home security system: locks, alarms, cameras and intercoms.
You’ll want to ensure your home’s entry and exit points are protected. Traditional locks are able to keep the contents of your home intact and protected from potential burglars, but with a smart lock, homeowners have the ability to manage home access remotely, and to give access to anyone who needs to enter or exit. In a smart home, a smart lock can come in the form of a keypad or fingerprint lock, as well as a clock of a button from your smartphone.
When it comes to a smart home alarm system, having your home in the palm of your hand has never been easier with the likes of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2, need to leave quickly? Just arm the alarm system and the air conditioner and all lights can be turned off once the system is armed, forget to close the garage door after you pull out? Receive a notification to let you know and shut it directly from your phone!
Easily integrated with a home’s alarm system, smart cameras allow homeowners to record and play back recorded footage from their phone directory from the cloud. These devices will also notify you of any unusual activity around your home.
The main benefit of a smart intercom is your ability to know who is at your door and it doesn’t matter if you are home or not, or even if they push the bell!A smart intercom has the ability to integrate with a smart alarm and CCTV systems!
What could the future of home security entail?
There are new state-of-the-art products, handcrafted by dependable security vendors from across the globe being developed constantly, notable examples include Hikvision ColorVu Security Camera which can detect motion in full colour in the darkness of night and send it straight to your smartphone, and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with a huge touch screen panel which you can view your intercom and CCTV cameras on this alarm system truly is a smart home hub for the future!
Ready to upgrade your home’s security to incorporate smart home products?
We know that it can all sound overwhelming, so contact one of our expert team members here at Castle Security, and have a chat to learn how we could tailor a smart home solution that’s reliable, cost-effective, easy to use and a perfect fit for your house and your personal needs.