Smarten up your home security for National Home Security Month
Smart technology is becoming more popular in many homes across the UK, with research revealing that there are now 15 million ‘smart homes’ in Britain.
Advances in smart technology, and the development of smartphones and apps have allowed for the expansion of smart products, especially smart security products.
As the digital revolution continues, smart security is something that’s moved from the stuff of science fiction to science fact. Unfortunately, three quarters (75%) of non-owners are aware of smart home appliances but don’t know much about them, despite the fact that 89% of ex-burglars say a connected home would deter thieves.
Smart devices such as smart home alarms, CCTV, smart door locks, video doorbells and indoor cameras can help to ensure that your home is securely protected. The technology allows you to check in on your home via your smartphone, lock doors with the touch of a button and arm and disarm your alarm from anywhere, giving you ultimate peace of mind that your property is secure, even while you’re out.
In recent years homeowners have become even more concerned about home security and will look to spend on high quality systems to ensure they get enhanced protection. However, if you’re starting to set up your smart home and want to install high quality smart security products but don’t want to spend a fortune, there are lots of options available. DIY smart security devices are designed to be easy to install and set up and won’t break the bank.
Whether you’re new to smart tech, or a dab hand with anything technical, there’s something on the market to suit your security needs, technical ability and budget.
The future of smart home technology and smart security is very exciting, and all aspects of smart home technology are continuing to develop and grow all the time. What was once reserved for a James Bond film, biometric authentication, where technology remembers things like your fingerprint and facial features, will allow us to secure our property more easily than ever before. There could be a time in the future where we will be able to walk up to our home and have the CCTV system recognise our face, which will unlock the front door and disarm the alarm.
Integration is becoming more common, with more devices starting to ‘communicate’ with each other. Eventually, smart security devices integrating with the rest of our smart home tech will also be the norm; and our smart home will know exactly how to set it up perfectly for us. When it recognises us coming up the drive it will open the front door, switch the lounge lights on to our favourite hue, turn the heating up to keep us cosy, and switch on the TV to our favourite channel.