Smart home technologies come with a range of benefits, and that is why they are rapidly rising in popularity. Homeowners are increasingly opting for smart tech to protect their homes, property, and loved ones.
We called on the experts to explain in further detail the numerous benefits of smart home security. And here are the top advantages;
They’re A Great Deterrent
Burglars are usually looking for an easy path in and a quick exit. They don’t like the concept of being watched or recorded while doing their work from afar. If you advertise your smart alarm system with visible notices, you’ll increase the chances that they’ll leave you alone and go on to a less difficult target.
According to statistics, burglaries are on the decline, whereas parcel theft is on the rise. Someone has come to your door, and a highly visible smart camera can warn you and allow you to talk with them. The knowledge that they can be recorded is often enough to prevent opportunistic criminals and safeguard your deliveries.
Sarah Jameson, Marketing Director Green Building Elements
Helps Monitor Everybody
Smart security systems can send you notifications when certain actions occur on your property. When you’re not home, cameras can keep an eye on what’s going on and allow you to keep an eye on your home and your loved ones inside, ensuring their safety at all times.
For example, you may receive a text message when your teenage son goes through the front door at 2:31 p.m. after getting off the school bus. You may even monitor him throughout the afternoon with a security camera to ensure he is completing his homework and not playing video games or sabotaging his lunch.
You Can Access It From Virtually Anywhere
Your devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, can be used to control smart home security. This allows you to use it from any place. As a result, you’ll be able to monitor your security cameras and control other elements of your house from any place.
Steve Pogson, Founder & E-commerce Strategy Lead at FirstPier
Security & Safety
The main advantage of smart home technology is that it increases the safety of your home, which is usually the primary reason people begin investing in the technology. There are a number of equipment that can assist you with this, such as a smart water leak and freeze detector.
Aside from earning a discount on your insurance, this piece of smart home technology can assist safeguard you from costly flood damage and protect your family’s treasured things. There are also smart air purifiers on the market that can control your home’s air quality and keep your family healthy.
In addition, smart safes are available to protect your belongings, and a variety of security systems are available to protect your home at all hours of the day and night. Smart technology can safeguard your home completely, from cameras to locks to doorbells and alarm systems.
Whether you’re on vacation, managing a rental property, or simply want to make sure everything is in order while you’re at work, these devices let you keep a real-time pulse on your house.
Many systems, such as Honeywell’s Lyric family, can even connect you to neighboring law enforcement and emergency professionals. No matter where you are in the world, it has never been easier to secure your home and loved ones.
Hassan Usmani, the Tech Expert at YEELIGHT
Proactive Instead of Reactive
Standard security systems notify you when a problem, such as a break-in, fire, or carbon monoxide leak, is occurring or has occurred. Rather than suggesting measures to avoid such occurrences from occurring or informing you sooner, these just respond. Smart security systems, on the other hand, are proactive, with a variety of features to help you safeguard your house even more.
Alerts, for example, can be received from anywhere using your smartphone, iPad, or desktop computer and provide important information about recent events in and near your house. You’ll be warned if the rear door is accidentally left open, so you won’t have to worry about somebody walking around while you’re sleeping or at work. Your kid will be informed if he or she walks to the front door in the middle of the night since motion sensors will be activated.
Dan Close, Founder & CEO at We Buy Houses in Kentucky
The convenience of being able to control all of your home devices from one location is enormous. From your smartphone or watch, you’ll be able to monitor CCTV, activate and deactivate alarms and motion sensors, and lock doors. You’ll never have to wonder if you secured the back door or left a window open again. The convenience of having your home’s security in your pocket allows you to check in on your property whenever you choose, providing peace of mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are.
Edward Mellett, Founder of Wikijob.uk
More than only break-ins benefit from a smart home security system. They can alert you when your children return home from school, if a door or window has been left open for an extended period, or if your toddler has gained access to the medicine cabinet.
With live video feeds, you can keep an eye on your pets while you’re away or observe your kids playing in the garden while you’re busy preparing dinner. You can even recognize persons on your driveway based on past camera clips, alerting you to any strange, repeat visits. The options are limitless!
Lauren Cook-McKay, Director of Marketing & Content of Divorce Answers
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