It’s hard to keep up with the latest technology – especially when the tech world moves faster than the blink of an eye. Knowing what product is right for your needs can quickly be surpassed by something bigger, better and smarter, leaving you feeling that your new technology is like something from the dark ages.
Smart tech is no exception when it comes to the rate at which it is evolving, making it daunting to know which product to go with.
If you’re looking to bring your home’s security into the modern world, SMARTHOMEWORKS has the know-how and product range to suit the specific needs of your home, giving you peace of mind all year round.
This article looks at SMARTHOMEWORKS’ smart home security systems range and how we can help create the best home security installation to suit your needs.
What is smart home security?
From smart TVs, fridges and lighting systems, you can virtually (and literally) control your home at the push of a button from your smartphone.
So it stands to reason that technology is branching out into other areas of your home – particularly home security, where you can monitor the safety of your home and add a level of protection that, only a few years ago, was something that people imagined the possibilities of.
From smart lighting CCTV and motion censoring, smart home security can keep you and your family updated and protected from anything untoward happening in your home – notifying you even while you’re at work or away.
It’s never easier to equip your home with smart technology as technology progresses, but how does it work?
Let’s look at how smart home security helps homes stay safe.
Types of smart home security installations
Smart home security installations give you a holistic approach to your integrated security while making the user interface straightforward so anyone can use the technology.
Types of installations include:
Remote System Notifications/Warnings DVR Storage – Play Stop Rewind Remote Monitoring High-Definition Cameras Long Range Cameras, Wide Angle Lenses, Night Vision, Covert, Nanny Cams, Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras Temperature, Motion, Smoke and Fire, Screamers, Light Level Detection, Sensor Lights, Animal Sensitive Sensors, Water/Flood Emergency Lighting Integration Timers Infrared Tracking
With an integrated smart home security system, you can receive a notification for every person who knocks on your door and can see them, or you can set a lighting schedule to turn a configuration of lights on to give the appearance that there are people at home.
How the tech works
Smart home installations come in different shapes and sizes, but all serve the same purpose – to keep your home safe.
Here are a few smart home security installation ideas that can help make your home safer with technology.
VoIP Intercom Systems
VoIP intercoms give you safety at your fingertips. Waiting on that delivery package, but you’re at work, the technology sends a notification to your smartphone, tablet or home phone, allowing you to see and speak to whoever is at your door.
Intercoms even allow you to grant access to tradespeople and other services. The technology uses an integrated security system so you can feel as relaxed as you would be if you were at home in person.
Keyless Access Control And Key Fobs
Access to your home without using a key used to be something you’d see in the movies, but more and more households are going keyless.
Gone are the days of losing your house keys because you can easily enter your home with your smartphone or tablet or via a dedicated keypad or fob – while keeping the house safe from intruders.
If you’re looking to go remote and level up your safety, here are some installation ideas to help perform a variety of functions:
Keypad Entry Individual Keypad Access Proximity/Keyless Entry Biometric Entry Fingerprint Access Automatic Magnetic Door Locks and Releases Easy Arming and Disarming Network Monitoring And Support
Smart homes require an efficient and reliable network to support all the devices that feed into them. After all, you don’t want your security compromised by a bad network connection.
Network systems allow your network connection to be monitored remotely if any issues like connectivity, troubleshooting and repairs to any network issues can be done in real-time by remote access to the network.
Compared to traditional security systems, which people consider as having limited interaction, smart home security is a modern advancement in the home security system that gives homeowners full control over things like lighting, digital door locks and garage doors and wellness products.
Which way you go with your smart home security installation will depend on the needs of your household and, of course, your budget, so consider what is right for you.
Ready to secure your home with a smart home installation?
Securing your home has never been more important. After all, you want your hard-earned possessions and delivery packages to stay safe, but more importantly, you want to ensure your house is safe for the people living inside.
Many of us already use smartphones and have smart appliances in the home, so the transition to a smart home security installation is easier than ever. Don’t be daunted by technology. Embrace it to improve the security of your home.
At SMARTHOMEWORKS, we install full-featured, practical, and reliable home automation systems that are easy to use, customisable and at a price point that works with your budget, meaning that we can help find the right smart home solution for your needs.
But most of all, SMARTHOMEWORKS installations give you an added layer of security and peace of mind, knowing your house is protected. If you’re looking to secure your home, we can help you scale your home automation so that you can start small and optimise your installation over time.
Book an appointment with our team to see which options work best for your needs. We will happily run you through the installation process and how your home will work with your new devices so you are completely comfortable with your new investment.