August 3, 2017
As new technology arrives, one area that has benefited greatly has been security. With the threat of crime and even terrorism on the rise, more people are opting to have home security systems installed to protect their families and property. Even business owners are taking these precautions to improve security in and around their facilities. Not just firewalls and anti-virus, but additional gadgets mean property, ideas, and people are kept safe and secure. New cameras, better tracking, and more advanced locks and monitoring all mean more security and better technology for the everyday man. To understand how technology is impacting today’s security systems, here are some fascinating examples.
Wireless Security Systems
Unlike years ago, when a security system had to be installed as a hardwire system, today’s technology now makes it possible to operate a security system that relies exclusively on wireless technology. Your security information is now able to upload straight online and can be controlled online. Very inexpensive and cheap to install, these systems like ADT home security packages now let users divide their home or business into regions. By doing so, it has become far easier to pinpoint when and where problems exist. Along with this, wireless technology has reduced false alarms to nearly zero, making these systems very reliable. Ask your security provider what options they have, how you are able to view them, and what you need to operate them. Sometimes you can do everything with an Internet connection and a Smartphone.
The Smart Home
Whether you have the latest security technology built into your home or buy a home with the latest security features added later on, today’s consumers now expect to have a Smart home to go along with their Smartphone. In these homes, everything from the entertainment system to the refrigerator can “talk” to one another using embedded computers. By doing so, homeowners can use mobile devices like tablets or phones to control virtually anything in their home. You can connect lights, the thermostat, and even CO2 sensors and fire alarms. It’s usually controlled through an app on your phone and can be accessed anywhere you have an Internet connection.
Integration with Emergency Response Systems
As today’s population ages, security systems have become increasingly important in allowing elderly individuals to live independently. Because of this, systems are now using the latest technology to become integrated with local emergency response systems such as fire, police and rescue. Whether it’s using their Smartphones or other devices that can be worn like necklaces or watches, elderly people now have much greater peace of mind when living by themselves. These security and home devices also help when it comes to everyday conveniences like being able to control the shower, lift chair, or other home operations right from their device.
Since most people live their lives through their phones, it’s no surprise phone apps have revolutionized security. With the development of more and more apps geared toward security, homeowners can now use their phones to turn lights off and on, lock and unlock doors, and turn on televisions to make it appear as if someone is home. You can usually connect your apps either through your security provider, or another service.
As technology continues to be used in more and more innovative ways within security, homeowners will be able to feel better than ever when it comes to feeling safe. Whether it’s turning on lights when on the way home, or having security systems linked with police and paramedics, security technology continues to amaze. Be sure you keep your family safe and your home updated with these tips and tricks in the security and tech market.
Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.