It’s not been long since Indians have started taking home security seriously. Even the affluent preferred to spend more on luxury than investing on a well functioning security system. Times have changed, the rising popularity of smart homes even in the small cities shows that things are slowly developing in the safety front. Today, most home dwellers can teach you a thing or two about smart locks, surveillance camera and security apps. You will be surprised to know the number of homes that has the most sophisticated security systems installed to keep them protected from burglary, fire or even flood. Security has even become a style jargon of home sellers, who use it more often to entice the safety-conscious new-gen buyers.
The new world of security
Gone are the days of door chains and latches, today, you can monitor every visitor to your premises on a screen before letting them in. These safety systems not only protect you from intruders but also turn off lights and appliances when you are out, control thermostats, and also perform other handy functions. If that’s not enough it lets you manage every application in your home with a remote control or a smart phone. You can activate and deactivate your security from wherever you are, with certain mobile apps available in the market. You can get alerts and notifications whenever something’s off. When some of these systems require professional assistance for installing, some are DIYs and hence, cost-effective. Burglar alarms are a thing of the past, many of the latest safety systems come with environmental sensors that can monitor temperature as well as carbon monoxide, fire and smoke. There are alarms to help ailing members of the family when they are in need of medical help. Your need is their key to developing newer and better systems.
Bid goodbye to man and animal guards as machines are awake 24/7 and are at your beck and call all day long. It’s better to go with a system that fulfils all your requirements and also provides you with additional benefits. You can either have a security system which you can monitor yourself or subscribe to a more advanced facility which has your home monitored by professionals, your choice. The professionals will contact the fire and police departments when alarms go off. But all of these wouldn’t come at a small price, of course. The more facilities you choose to have, the more you are expected to pay.
A Wi-Fi network is necessary for a smart home security system. With the help of a good app in your smartphone you can monitor and control security devices. Door and window sensors, a motion detector, and a hub that communicates with these devices are all part of a good system. You can build a comprehensive system that befits your home by including door locks, garage door openers, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, lights, sirens, smoke/CO detectors, water sensors, and more.