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Keeping Your Home Safe in the Digital Age: The Latest Tech in Home Security

Guest Post | Feb 3, 2023

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Technology advancements have allowed us to improve processes and cover previously impossible areas. For example, the latest technological advances in security have enabled our homes to remain safer daily, stay one step ahead and keep our home and loved ones safe. In this blog post, we will explore the latest tech in home security so you can know which of these innovations might be helpful for your home.

Garage door security

Improving garage door security is relatively simple and can be achieved through a few key steps:

  1. Upgrade your garage door with a smart opener for added convenience. With a smart opener, you can easily control and monitor the status of your garage door from your smartphone. This allows you to check if the door is open or closed and close it remotely when needed. Regular checks are recommended to maintain the proper functioning of the garage door. If any issues arise, a local garage doors professional can be consulted.
  2. Add remote access controls: Many smart garage door openers can add remote access controls, such as key fobs, which allow authorized individuals to open and close the garage door without a physical key.
  3. Install security cameras: Security cameras can be placed around the perimeter of your home, including near your garage door, to provide an added layer of security. If a burglar attempts to enter your garage, the camera will capture footage that can be used to identify the perpetrator.
  4. Consider adding extra security features: Some garage door openers have additional security features, such as automatic locking or timed closing. These features can be set to automatically lock the garage door after a certain time or to close the door automatically if it is left open for too long.

Biometric technology

There are many ways to make smart homes more secure and convenient using Biometric technology. Using fingerprints, facial recognition, or other unique characteristics, biometric locks identify authorized users and grant them access. Facial recognition is also possible with smart cameras. Smart home systems, such as voice assistants, can benefit from biometric technology. By recognizing specific voices, these devices can be controlled only by authorized users. Smart home systems can also be made more secure by using biometric technology to detect suspicious activity and alert homeowners.

Security Systems with Connected Cameras

You can check in on your home from work, while on vacation, or while running errands. Smart security cameras let you monitor your living room and backyard wherever you are.

When a motion detection system is used, time and date stamps can be attached to images so that images of that area can be checked. Many connected home security cameras can be accessed from your smartphone.

Set Virtual Boundaries

Virtual boundaries can also be set on surveillance cameras, so you are notified if they're crossed.

You might set up a tripwire around your swimming pool and receive an email or text when something or someone crosses it.

Smart Locks for Your Exterior Doors

Never hide a house key under a mat or rock, or give it to a trusted neighbour. Once a key leaves your possession, it can be copied. Smart locks keep intruders out while welcoming family and guests.

With a smart lock, you can give each person a code and even set specific times for them to enter. It's possible to set the code to be active daily from noon to 2 p.m. for the dog walker.

Using a smart home system, you can set your smart lock to arm your home alarm automatically when you leave.

The back door is so easy to lock from your bed that you won't even have to get up.

Smart Doorbells

If you're not at home, you can see who's at your door using a smart doorbell equipped with a camera. Video intercoms allow you to see and speak to the person at your door or gate.

Rather than the old-fashioned "ding dong" sound from an ordinary doorbell, your smartphone or tablet displays a touch screen and plays the sound you choose. In addition, you can start a conversation with the person at the door, even though they cannot see you.

To find out if anyone is home, burglars usually ring the doorbell. A good cell signal allows you to tell a suspicious person that you are not interested if they ring your bell while you are away. They might walk away without knowing you're not inside the house.

Conclusion

Making your home secure is a priority for everyone.

Smart home technology can help you protect your property and family from intruders and other potential threats. You can use motion sensors, security cameras, biometric locks, smart doorbells, and virtual boundaries to add an extra layer of protection to your home. Additionally, Smart home systems are designed to be automated, so they can also provide convenience while helping to keep your family safe.

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Finally, when it comes to protecting yourself and your family from harm, you should always take the necessary precautions regardless of what type of security system is being used. Taking proactive steps in keeping your home secured will ensure that all of your loved ones remain safe and sound at all times.


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