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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Smart Home Devices Are Improving Home Security

Smart home security devices are not just the way of the future. They are becoming more and more prominent in the present day. This extends to home security as smart home devices provide an excellent way to protect you and your family. Here is a look at some of the smart home devices that are becoming essential to the security of every home.

Smart Home Surveillance

The days of adding security cameras with monitors that require elaborate hookups all over your home is a long-gone thing of the past. Security systems can now incorporate security cameras that no longer function as a standalone device. There are a number of these smart devices available and they include the following benefits:

•    Motion tracking
•    Sound detection
•    Recording (event - triggered)
•    Mechanical pan and tilt
•    Night vision

Many units come equipped with SD cards that help with storage and are also available on cloud storage. The ways these systems are set up also eliminate the possibility of having to watch hours and hours of video in the event that something has occurred. Instead, homeowners can rely on motion detection to identify at what point there was any activity.

They are even video surveillance components that are integrated with the doorbell. This can also include the emission of bright lights when motion is detected.

Smoke Detector and Fire Alarm

Now that we are in the age of technology, it seems very archaic to have relied on small smoke alarms that run on Double A batteries. There are now smoke detectors and fire alarms that are compatible with all types of smart devices. Homeowners can silence those alarms with a quick press of the button.

•    Weather alerts
•    Different grades of earnings
•    Night light
•    Push notifications
•    Monthly self-tests

Some of the smart home devices also come with carbon monoxide detectors, which are extremely important for the safety of everyone in a home. Many of these smart devices are also compatible with Amazon Alexa as well as Siri. No matter what kind of smart device you use, there is a solution to staying ahead of fire prevention and smoke detection.


The Way of the Future

These smart home devices are only going to continue to get more sophisticated. By integrating them now with your home security system, not only will your family be protected, but you will also stay ahead of the curve. When even newer technologies become available, upgrades will be simple and much more affordable.


For question about integrating smart technology into your home security system, contact a local Sonitrol Security Specialist today.