Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart homes. Smart buildings. Smart businesses. It’s an increasingly smart world out there and it comes with plenty of opportunities and benefits.
And when it comes to protecting ourselves and our loved ones and securing our property, we should also be smart.
Smart security systems are the way of the future. They can radically change the way we manage and control our own safety and security and by using advanced technologies, innovative digital solutions and connectedness, we can outsmart criminals.
Traditionally, a home alarm system or security system was hardwired into a building. Often, the system was linked up to a home alarm company and monitored – and customers paid a monthly fee for this service.
Fast forward to the smart age and you now have smart security systems which use wireless technology, home networks and digital telecommunication devices like mobile phones to integrate the home’s security features with a person’s daily life. This means you can easily and conveniently manage your security system from just about anywhere in the world – from the keypad at your fingertips.
So what are smart security systems and how do they work?
Essentially, a smart alarm uses WiFi, your home networks and smart phones to integrate, manage and control all the aspects of your home security system such as alarms, CCTV cameras, access control systems, window sensors, door locks etc. Using your mobile phone as the ‘control centre’, you can arm and disarm your alarm system, see footage from your CCTV surveillance cameras in real time and control access to your property – at the touch of button.
As well as being a convenient and easy solution to home security, a smart security system is also empowering. It puts you in complete control. Everything syncs to your phone so you are always in charge and you can see what’s happening at your property at all times.
But you also have the added peace-of-mind that the system is proactively looking after you 24/7.
It detects intruders and will send you an immediate alert when it senses something is amiss, plus it alerts you when the smoke detector is activated so that fire and emergency services can be on the scene within minutes. Some systems even alert you when there’s a water leak or when your garage door has been left unlocked and will automatically shut down your ducted vacuum system if they sense smoke or carbon monoxide. The possibilities are endless.
Smart security systems are also often tied into smart homes, where many of the functions of the home are automated and controlled remotely.
For example, in a smart home, you can turn your heating system on or off remotely, control lights, play music, close or open curtains and blinds and of course, keep an eye on what your children or pets are up to while you’re not there – all by using your phone. You can even get an alert when a child comes home from school or when your online shopping has been delivered.
And don’t think that a smart security system is out of reach. They’re surprisingly affordable and the good news is that they’re entirely customisable so you have the flexibility to add components and features as and when you wish.
What are the benefits?
- User is in control
- 24/7 connectivity
- Flexible configurations
- Customisable and scalable
- Not reliant on land-line communications
A smart security system can be much more than ‘just’ a security system. Of course, your safety and protection is paramount but with a smart solution, you get absolute peace-of-mind that you and your assets are secure plus you get a whole lot of added benefits too.
Interested in a smart security system for your home? Check out what Crown Security has to offer. They have been one of the leaders in home security in Perth since 1994 and specialise in bespoke security systems that include security cameras, alarm systems, access control systems, home automation and integration solutions and more. Visit their website www.crownsecurity.com.au to explore their extensive range of commercial and home alarm systems or give their expert team a call on 08 9400 6000.
- Posted by admin
- On 16/02/2019