Smart Home Technology, which can also be called Home automation, uses electronic devices in the home, which connect through a network, usually a local area network (LAN) or a wireless network, to enable certain features. One example would be the automatic door lock installed in your home, which uses infrared light to make it hard for the burglars to open the door without a passcode.
There are many different kinds of Smart Home Technology available these days, and there is a variety of options and features you can choose from. For instance, you can choose between remote access or “web-enabled” technology; there is also an option to install a wireless security camera system to provide live coverage. Different types of lighting can be controlled with remote control. Some technology types also include temperature and humidity sensors, which can protect your home from the damage done by high humidity, moisture, and high temperature.
If you are thinking of installing a security system in your home, one of the best choices would be the alarm system, which can be controlled remotely. The system can also be set to send a text message alert if someone attempts to enter your home uninvited. If you decide to install a security system, it should have basic features like video surveillance and audio recording.
A wireless home security system can also be used to monitor your home remotely, without having to go out and check on your home every time you go out. The advantage of using a wireless security camera system is that it can be monitored either from your laptop or home PC and not from your house. With this kind of home surveillance system, you can monitor your home from a distance, even when you are in a meeting, driving somewhere, or simply sitting at home.
Home security systems also come with advanced features such as burglar alarms triggered by intruders and smoke detectors that can warn you of fire hazards. Suppose you are having a problem with your furnace or air conditioner. In that case, you can get an alarm system that will automatically call emergency services so that you can get help immediately.
Home technology is all around us, and it’s good to understand how it works. So next time you are considering buying or installing new gadgets for your home, think about the technology you want to add to your home.
Dennis has been a professional security consultant space based out of Chapel Hill for over 15 years. His experience runs the gamut between government and private organizations (specifically in the finance and insurance sector) with a specialty in consulting for executive and high-value protection surrounding Kidnap and Ransom mitigation.