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Security Benefits for the Gadget Lover

Homes are becoming increasingly sophisticated and digitized these days. Currently, many homes have technological innovations like flat-screen televisions that connect to the internet, video calling devices, and coffee that brews itself. More people are also investing in the best self-monitored home security systems. But, what are the security benefits for gadget lovers? 

Well, gadget lovers can invest in different security options that come with many benefits. Some of these options include the following. 

Smartphone Apps 

Smartphone apps are some of the best security options for gadget lovers. This option comes with numerous benefits. For instance, some of these apps allow homeowners to monitor and control their home security systems at any time and from anywhere. Currently, some home security companies provide smartphone apps alongside their app-based home automation that includes remote heating, AC control, and lighting. 

Some of the security benefits that a smartphone app provides is the ability to disarm, arm, and even monitor the entire home security system remotely. For instance, if a homeowner leaves their home and is not sure whether they activated their system before leaving, they can use the app to confirm this or toggle its setting if necessary. 

Some apps provide geo-services. These alert users when they leave their homes unsecured. For instance, if a homeowner travels more than one mile, they can be alerted. What’s more, some apps are easy to customize to let the user view a real-time or recorded video, check activity logs for things like door locks, and even more. 

Hidden Cameras 

Research has shown that camera-surveillance has preventative effects when it comes to deterring burglars. Most people install surveillance cameras in their homes to capture the images of burglars. But, some thieves can change the angles of cameras to ensure that they do not capture them when committing crimes. 

Hidden cameras are, therefore, a great security option for gadget lovers. These cameras are designed in ways that make hiding them easy. And, they can capture images from different angles. Installing hidden cameras can show a homeowner who is at the door and record their activities outside and inside the house. 

Some hidden cameras offer a 360-degree view. That means they provide better monitoring and coverage. And, they come with a high-resolution vision that works even at night. As such, these cameras provide better images, and they can be used both indoors and outdoors since they are designed to work even in harsh conditions. 

A vast majority of hidden cameras come with smartphone integration. That means users can view their surveillance feed from any remote location and even adjust the angles of their hidden cams when they want to scan their homes further. Some of these cameras come with voice control features that make using them hands-free possible. 

State of the Art Alarm Systems 

Modern alarm systems are also an excellent option for gadget lovers. State-of-the-art alarm systems come with security sensors that are mounted on windows and doors. These sensors are equipped with magnetized contacts that trigger the alarm whenever they are disturbed. 

Some state-of-the-art systems can include infrared sensors that detect an intruder’s body heat. Some of them can even include specialized sensors that are triggered by the breaking sound of glass. What’s more, modern systems have advancements that sync the entire home security system to smartphones and laptops. That means a homeowner enjoys the benefits of having immediate alerts and disarming or arming the system remotely. 

Smart Locks 

Research indicates that smart home designs have been changing over the years. Today, smart locks are an essential aspect of smart home design. A smart lock is an access control component that makes the security system of a home superior to a traditional lock that depends on a tumbler system and a key. 

Smart locks use different technologies to control access. Among the common technologies of smart locks include fobs, keypads, Smartphones, and biometric sensors. A significant benefit of smart locks is that they allow the user to connect to certain networks and control them remotely from mobile and computer devices. 

What’s more, these locks can store data logs in terms of when doors are locked and unlocked. They can also report attempted tampering and integrate with other security devices. 

The Bottom Line

These are some of the security options that gadget lovers can install to enjoy their many benefits. 

Nevertheless, the choice of a security system or device and potential benefits varies depending on the nature and size of the home where they are installed. Thus, homeowners should find out more about different systems and devices before they install them.

About the author


David Godfrey

David Godfrey is a freelance writer. He writes and edits dozens of articles about the latest home security trends.