How to automate your Home Security System
What is Home Automation?
In today’s ever changing fast paced world of technological advances, it’s easy to feel left behind. With minimum effort though, you can update your home technology to the top level and increase your security at the same time.
Home security systems deliver peace of mind to give your home and family more control over the way you secure your home, and, with the latest security system technology, you can help protect your family and your home.
Home automation connects the electrotonic systems in your home in one place so they can all work together. This can be things like your indoor and outdoor lights, your front door lock, windows and smoke alarms – just about anything that runs on electricity can be automated to run on one system.
What are the benefits of Smart Home Security?
With your home electronics at the touch of your fingers, having an automated home security system has more advantages than just use as a burglar alarm: Using your tablet, desktop computer or even your smartphone on the move, you can get a live view of what (or who) is inside or surrounding your home.
When set up correctly, you can even receive notifications to your mobile when the front door opens, when motion is detected, or even if the front doorbell rings. When you automate your home security with a smart security system, you can wirelessly:
- Receive footage of what triggered the alarm system.
- Check on your pets during the day.
- Find out when the kids arrive home safely after school.
- Arm and disarm your system on your mobile.
- Enjoy 24/7 Monitoring.
- Use Motion Detection.
- Connect your Smoke and Heat Detector.
- Have peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is secure and protected.
What type of Smart Home Security are available?
The best smart home security systems use your home internet connection through Wi-Fi and can be operated with voice commands and can also be controlled with your smartphone.
The present days of home automation make science fiction ideas a thing of the past. Everything in your home can be automated and centralised into one primary control, like your tablet or mobile phone. With the right technology installed, your home security can protect your own personal sanctuary, whether you’re tucked in bed, or on the other side of the country.
Here are some common examples of really useful home security systems:
- Keyless locks.
- Smart Doorbell Video Intercom.
- Smart Security Cameras.
- Smart lights.
- Smart smoke alarms.
Keyless locks have been used in commercial buildings and businesses like offices and hotels, for a long time, but they are now increasingly being used in residential settings to add to home security systems.
Sensors in the smart lock can detect your smart phone when you arrive at your home and automatically unlock your front door, meaning you never have to worry about forgetting your keys again. Some keyless locking systems also provide the option of sending a Bluetooth link to allow visitors into your house, without the need to physically be there or to give them a key.
No need to give the dog walker a copy of your house key, simply allow them access at a certain time each week. A reliable locksmith company, such as Ambassador Locksmiths, can install an electronic access control locking system to safeguard your home and family for peace of mind.
Smart Doorbell Video Intercoms
If your front door is downstairs and you’re sick of having to go down only to open the door to a salesman, a video intercom may suit your needs. Smart security cameras can send you a live image on your mobile to you can check if it’s better to not answer the door.
They also have a 2-way audio system, so you can let the postman know it’s safe to leave the package they have for you, even if you’re at work. Seeing your visitors before opening the door will offer you peace of mind.
Smart Security Cameras
The ability to install and automate cameras around your house will mean that all corners of your block are secure. Motion sensors can also automate the lighting, so any late night uninvited ‘guests’ will be deterred from even attempting to access your house, and the cameras can be operated using your mobile. Remember that outdoor cameras need to be robust enough to survive the weather though, so they are usually less discrete than indoor cameras.
Using sensors to turn on lights when a window or door is opened is a valuable added layer of security. Useful in hallways and staircases for the occupants, it is also a deterrent to would-be thieves, who will assume they have been detected when a light turns on. Coupled with a smart camera, you can catch them on video in the act. You can also programme lights to dim at night and automate them to turn off when the front door lock is engaged.
Smart Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are an essential safety system that can also be automated with your smart home security system. With Wi-Fi connectivity, you can use your mobile to pinpoint exactly where a fire is located. It will then send an alert to your phone so, even if you’re not there, you’ll know what is going on.
Smart smoke alarms also have the capacity to allow you to switch off the alarm in the event of a ‘burnt toast’ false alarm, without the need to wake the kids or alarm your neighbours.
Ambassador Locksmiths can offer support with your Home Security
If you’re not technologically minded, don’t stress. Wrapping your head around updating your home to a smart home security system can be tricky – even the most tech-savvy homeowners may need assistance.
Ambassador Locksmiths is a small family owned locksmith servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and surrounding areas that can help. We ensure your smart home security makes you feel safe in your own home.
Call us today on 0407 452 424 or 02 4942 2202 to discuss how we can secure your property with electronic access control. Alternatively, reach us online by visiting ambassadorlocksmiths.com.au or by clicking here to send us a message – we’re ready to respond to your call with a quality, friendly and professional service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.