Best Smart Home Security Systems in 2018
The internet has changed many things, and that includes home security.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it easy to connect pretty much any device so that it can be remotely controlled, transforming the world of security – and not just commercially.
Home security systems are more sophisticated than ever with remote controls for door locks, lights, cameras and alarms. It has made it simple to monitor your home from anywhere.
Smart home security systems
You can connect your smart home security system to your home Wi-Fi network and monitor and control your security devices from your laptop or a smartphone with an app.
Included in an entry-level system are usually a couple of door and window sensors, a motion detector, and a hub that communicates with these devices using one or more wireless protocols. To customise your set-up, you can add extra door, window and motion sensors.
It becomes easy to build a comprehensive system that covers your entire home’s security including door locks; garage door openers; indoor and outdoor lights and surveillance cameras; alarms; and smoke and CO detectors.
Monitor yourself or pay a subscription
As well as customising your system, you can also choose whether to control it yourself, or pay a subscription fee to have your home monitored 24/7 by professionals. The more of your home you have covered, the more expensive this will be.
You could have a fixed contract that runs continuously. Alternatively, some schemes allow you to pay-as-you-go, which means you can activate it at specific times including when you’re going to be away from home for any length of time. Your local fire and police departments will be alerted by the surveillance team if an alarm is triggered.
If you don’t want to install such a wide-ranging security system, then you can pick the items that would benefit you the most, such as smart locks with remote control.
Smart door and window locks
Smart locks can easily be installed in your home, and you can choose from keyless no-touch locks, touch-screen locks or a combination of keyed and touchpad locks.
Some manufacturers have devised smart security ranges that are designed for modern living with options to secure your home without the need for keys. You can open your door in a number of different ways; using a PIN code, key card, remote fob or via your smartphone.
Smart door and window locks can be fitted to pretty much any door or window. You could use them to replace an existing rim cylinder on a timber door or fit them alongside multipoint locks on uPVC or composite doors or windows.
No hassle with lost keys
The great thing about keyless locks is that you don’t have to worry about losing your keys. Plus, you don’t have the hassle of trying to find them when you’re laden down with shopping and trying to open your front door.
Smart locks are also ideal for allowing access by regular visitors such as cleaners or carers. Rather than having to get spare keys cut, you can give them a fob or PIN code to gain access.
Smart locks can also be opened and closed using a mobile app that sends a notification to you when someone locks or unlocks a door. This allows you to create permanent or temporary access schedules for the people who visit your home frequently.
What can the latest Smart security products do for you?
If you’re looking for the latest cost-effective, high-tech home security products, Rocks Locks can recommend the best solutions for your home.
Why not get him to conduct a FREE home security survey to provide you with advice on the best security options for your needs and budget?
Find out how to improve the security of your residential or commercial property, contact Stuart at Rocks Locks on 07900 335525.