How Smart Can Smart Home Security Get?
Home security technology has no limits lately. We raise the bar higher every day. With a smart home integrated into your home security systems, your home can run smoothly with minor management on your part. In addition, other than convenience, smart homes save you money by lowering unnecessary energy usage. Let’s imagine a day in a fully-equipped smart home and see what the possibilities are. Also, we will examine some of the latest smart home devices that have the purpose of making your life easier with less worry.
Laying a Foundation for Home Security
First, in order to lay a proper foundation for your smart home, you need to build a solid smart home ecosystem. This begins with a home security panel, such as the IQ2, along with devices that are compatibly controlled with a protocol such as Z-Wave. In addition, for voice control over these devices, you bring your virtual assistant Alexa or similar into the mix to tie it all together.
Setting Up the Smart Home and Security
Next, you should have your home security already installed with your virtual voice assistant integrated with it. The alarm system devices most likely include your video doorbell, indoor and outdoor security cameras, smart locks, and motion sensors, along with other needed items of your choosing. Your home security system comes with an app that allows you to view your home inside or out at any time with the live streaming app.
Smart home extras to add are the smart locks and outdoor lights. Control your smart locks from anywhere using your app or in-person manually. Your outdoor lights can be programmed, triggered by motion, or in real-time using the app. Some indoor cameras are now able to perform facial recognition. It can text you who is home without having to review the video footage. Of course, backing all this up with 24/7 alarm monitoring makes it even better.
Wandering back inside the house, determine what items you would like to turn into a smart appliance. Using smart plugs, you can plug in almost anything to them to gain control and turn it into a smart device. Wondering if you remembered to turn off the iron or the coffee pot? Pull it up on your smartphone app and make sure that the power is off. To be sure, there are multitudes of smart kitchen appliances to assist you with a touch of a button. Another important item that you want smart features on is a thermostat. They can be a big money saver when you use them effectively. Also, this type of thermostat monitors the home activity and makes rules for turning itself on and off. It is programmable for your routines and schedules. An additional feature is that it tracks your energy usage.
All the Extras, Plus Home Security
Finally, your home security and smart home devices are all in place. What more is there? There are so many convenient extras that will suit any lifestyle your family has. For example:
- Lightbulbs that can be programmed to change color
- Bluetooth speakers to have your playlist come on as you walk in the door
- Dog camera to speak with him during the day and drop treats
- Roomba to clean up after everyone goes to work
- Electric room A/C with schedules and app controls
- Personal gym equipment that has live trainers
- Food grills that use voice commands and monitor the food
- Beds that automatically adjusts to your movements
- Smart lawnmowers (works like a Roomba for your grass)
So, how smart can your smart home get? As smart as you want it to be. When you wake up, the whole house goes into motion preparing for the day. As you leave for work, the alarm system arms itself and check that all is locked up tightly. Upon arriving back home, lights come on, the music turns on your favorite playlist, and the oven preheats. In fact, anything that uses a plug has the ability to be automated to fit you. Allied Home Security wants to assist you with this smart home security process. Find out more by giving us a call today!