Even when you’re away from home, the smart home offers a futuristic home experience where everything you need is just a voice command. Many of the amazing gadgets that allow you to accomplish a lot with home automation are integrated into home security systems.
Smart doorbells, smart cameras, smart locks, smart lights, smart thermostats, and smart smoke alarms are just a few examples.
Let us see how these devices can work with your home security system to make it a smart one.
Smart locks are useful not just for security but also for convenience, as they often eliminate the need for keys. Their capacity to communicate with your smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, allowing you to lock and unlock your door from anywhere, is what makes them smart. Many also detect your phone approaching and automatically lock and unlock the door, allowing you to come and go without ever worrying about whether the door is locked. You can either have a smart lock with a number pad or touchscreen to accept code to open the door or you can handle that operation with an app on your smartphone. One thing to be aware of is whether you want the basic lock and key operation along with it as an alternate option.
Smart doorbell cameras are one of the most frequent and security-focused components of a smart security system. The doorbell button has a small camera built in. The doorbell sends an alert to your phone and activates the camera when someone rings the bell—or approaches the door, depending on the system—allowing you to see who’s there no matter where you are. Some features to look for in a smart doorbell are high resolution video, motion sensing and two way audio.
Smart cameras crank up the volume on the standard security camera concept. Wi-Fi connections are built into these cameras, allowing them to be watched and operated remotely via a smartphone app. Many can also store the film in the Cloud, avoiding the need for a potentially complicated on-site storage arrangement. You can go for indoor cameras or outdoor cameras or both. Whatever be the case, look for high resolution, a wide field of view, motion detection, and audio recording.
Smart thermostats are included in many smart home security systems. These useful gadgets can assist you in conserving energy, which is beneficial to both the environment and your budget. They link to your home Wi-Fi network and are managed by an app on your smartphone, just like other smart home features. Many of these thermostats are smart enough to understand your climate preferences—for example, whether you prefer it warmer in the morning—and even whether you’re at home and abroad. As a result, they can strive to keep your house at the most comfortable temperature for you without you having to do anything.
Smart lighting provides both convenience and security. This is a set of Wi-Fi enabled LED lightbulbs that can be controlled via a smartphone app. You can switch the lamps on and off manually or on a schedule, dim them, and change their color from an almost infinite palette.
All of this may be done from any location.
Smart smoke alarms
The smoke alarm is the last popular home automation component of a security system.
With Wi-Fi connectivity and the capacity to communicate and pinpoint exactly where a fire is occurring, this device moves the traditional smoke alarm into the digital age. The great thing about these alarms is that they can send notifications to your phone, allowing you to be aware of any difficulties even if you are not at home.
Pogo Security Systems offers home and office security systems which includes home automation features. We provide services including home automation system in Austin and Florida. Call us at 1800-764-6369 to know more about our services.