As technology becomes more and more advanced, homeowners have access to an ever-increasing selection of smart solutions for protecting their properties. Today, a simple burglar alarm and a strong lock aren’t always enough for deterring savvy criminals, so many homeowners find that it’s essential to add additional, smart solutions for better protecting their home. And, with so many modern options available on the market, there’s certainly no lack of choice when it comes to innovative security solutions that will offer you peace of mind all day long. Here are some of the most innovative home security solutions available today.
What happens if you lose the key to your home? Most of the time, it’s easy to get a replacement lock, but in addition to the extra inconvenience and cost that this can incur, losing your key also makes your home vulnerable to thieves, as it could be picked up and found by anybody. Today, keyless entry is a common form of security in many business properties, and more and more people are also beginning to use it for their homes. Keyless entry could be entering a PIN code to get into your front door, or if you want a more futuristic option, you could even go for fingerprint or iris identification.
CCTV is becoming increasingly common amongst homeowners, but the only problem is that most CCTV systems don’t offer you the option to watch your home in real-time. So, if you return home to find that your property has been broken into, you need to hope that the CCTV system isn’t damaged and has picked up enough clear information to catch the perpetrators. On the other hand, imagine what you could do if you were alerted as soon as somebody tried to break into your home? That would give you the option to make your way there and let the emergency services know immediately that a crime was taking place, giving you a better chance of catching the criminals. Today you can get home security systems which link up to your smartphone, allowing you access to a live feed of your home and notifications if anything happens when you’re out.
For many people, the idea of having their home broken into when they’re present in the property is even scarier than the idea of a burglary occurring when they are not at home. With their driveway alarms, homeowners can be alerted every time a car enters their driveway, allowing them to keep an eye on the situation and make sure that they know the person who’s outside their home. Usually, this comes in the form of a PIR sensor, which will detect a combination of heat and movement on your driveway, triggering the alarm inside the home and alerting you to somebody outside.
Last but not least, there are several apps that you can use with a smart home system which will allow remote access to your home. Not only does this provide you with the option to watch a live feed of your home, but you can also remotely set off the burglar alarm, lock your doors and windows, and several other features to enable you to keep your home secure when you’re not there. In addition, these apps can alert you and help you better control other situations at your home, such as smoke and fire, burst pipes and leaks, and CO monitoring.
When it comes to protecting your home from burglaries and damage, smart technology provides the best solutions. Which smart solutions would you use for your home? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.