We’ve certainly come a long way from the days of merely relying on bolt locks to keep our homes secure. New technology has made securing our homes easier, efficient, and more convenient.
Here’s a list of how technology can beef up your home security.
- SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
One of the greatest improvements in home security and safety thus far is the ability to check up our homes anytime, anywhere. This is thanks to several technological leaps. One is the rise of smartphones. Ever since its introduction in the early 2010s, smartphones have revolutionized people’s way of communicating with one another. It’s now possible to reach virtually anyone in the world at a moment’s notice. The other leap forward in-home security system is security systems being able to connect to the internet. This, coupled with home security apps, make it possible for security systems to stream live footage into our mobile devices.
- HIGH-POWERED INFRARED LED
Security cameras with or without audio recorders are only as powerful as its ability to clearly identify the people inside the home or property. Night-vision was once used in spy cameras but the quality of the footage was very low and grainy making it a challenge to identify who the person in your yard is. This led to security systems adopting infrared LEDs in security cameras. With this technology, it’s now possible to create detailed footage even at night.
- FACIAL RECOGNITION
This technology has been a permanent mainstay for many years in law enforcement. But it is only in recent years that it’s been used for other applications, such as in security systems for homes and businesses. Facial recognition is now being integrated into many security cameras. The moment someone steps up into its field of vision, even before they bring the doorbell, the system can now let you know if the person is someone you know or a stranger.
- SMART LOCKS
Gone are the days of having to hide keys under your mat or a potted plant in your garden for house guests and cleaners when they come over. There are now locks that make use of a numeric keypad and/or WiFi connection to lock and unlock the door. This technology helps increase both security and convenience in a property. It’s also possible to check through your phone if you’ve locked the doors when you left in a hurry and to also lock it without having to drive back to the house.
- MOTION SENSORS
Compared to other gadgets on this list, motion sensors might seem kind of low-tech but it can beef up security especially if someone tries to get into your home in the middle of the night. A motion detector has two components: a sensor and a receiver. Most sensors have a range of up to 20 feet. When it detects movement, it will send a signal to a receiver inside the house. The receiver will sound a chime to alert you that there is movement outside so you can act accordingly.
- DOORBELL CAMERA
Doorbells are usually the “dumb” part of any home but technology has allowed people to make it into a “smart” one by replacing the traditional ringer into one with a camera. Every time someone steps up to it, it starts recording. And when they press the button, you will get an alert on your mobile device or tablet so you can check to see who that person is before coming to the door.
Being a passionate blogger and informative content writer,Eliza Brooks writes about travel, technology, and more. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, which offers a wide range of spy equipment, including spy cameras, nanny cams, vehicle tracking devices, voice-activated audio recorder, and more.