Over 15% of US homes have a home security system. The installations, equipment and regular fees total about $10 billion yearly for the US security market and home security spending is projected to double during the next ten years.
If you are concerned about home security and still use traditional methods like putting bars on windows, signs in the yard, or a “Beware of Dog,” sign on your porch, these methods are still somewhat effective. However, the latest high-tech security gadgets also have plenty to offer. They are easy to install/operate and like all the best gadgets are today, they can be controlled from smartphones. In addition, these newer home security gadgets are fun to use as well.
A key benefit to Internet home security versus traditional home security is that as a rule, whenever you remember you haven’t locked your door, you are nowhere near it. With advanced home security technology you can lock and unlock your door from wherever you are. In fact, the most recent advances in home security not only make your home safer, they increase your home’s intelligence as well.
Are Advance Home Security Systems Really that Smart?
Modern day security systems permit you to check your home’s activity, smoke/fire, and break-ins using your smartphone tablet or computer. However, it’s not a one-way communication. Your home can “talk” to you, giving you all the details on what’s happening with specific alerts, video, and photos.
And because the majority of newer security methods use cellular connections, they are more dependable than traditional systems that relied upon phone line connections. For example, if you lose electricity and phone service, cellular systems maintain power for a minimum of 24-hours. These 24-hours are more than enough time to warn you and the security company, that something is askew.
What’s Driving the New Advanced Technology Home Security Systems?
The pioneering innovation steering installations is the all-in-one app that allow you to monitor your home using portable gadgets. The complete bionetwork niche that comes with smartphones has actually assisted with its success, says one home security researcher. The cost is a bit higher per-month than traditional security systems perhaps by $20 or so, but you get a bundle of features and functions.
Not too long ago, really “smart” security systems were costing roughly $20,000 or more with a single system that controlled security, motion detection, video observation, remote accessibility and security enhanced home automation features such as programmed locks and lighting.
Today, home security “smart” features have trickled down to mainstream consumers. As a consequence, lower priced systems are becoming more popular and gaining a bigger share of the market. In addition, competition is creating a cheaper price market for consumers. Traditional home security companies like ADT Security have been joined by newcomers such as Time Warner cable and AT&T in the home security market.
What to Expect from Advanced Technology Home Security Systems
Security: The fundamentals of “smart” home security incorporate a security control panel. During an emergency, information will be transferred to a security company using basic cellular connections from a dependable provider.
Security add-ons: Motion sensitive video-cameras can be used to manage activity in and outside the home, allowing you to observe the goings and comings around your area. These add-ons allow you to observe real-time happenings via a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Home automation: With a “smart” home, it is also possible to add numerous automation features to enhance security and efficiency. Doors can be locked and unlocked and lighting can be turned on or off or dimmed according to your schedule.
Out With the Old in With the New
With new technology, a system can now be controlled via a small clicker that attaches to a keychain, the same method that operates alarm systems on vehicles. This new technology is affordable and “smart,” and taking over the world of home security.