With more than 7.9 million property crimes reported in the US in 2016 alone, it is no surprise that the home security industry is skyrocketing. Understanding the ins and outs of home security systems and technology today is highly advisable before making a decision to invest in a solution for you and your family. The more you know about home security hardware and how it typically works, the easier it is to choose a home security provider and service that is sure to deliver the services you have in mind.
Landline Home Security Solutions
Traditionally, home security and protection was only available to individuals who currently had a landline installed in their home. The landline itself is wired with the home security access panel, immediately sending signals and alerts when it is “breached” due to an attempted break-in or burglary. In some cases, home security companies such as ADT previously required prospective customers to also obtain their telephone service in order to qualify for and to become eligible for home security protection. With the advent of smartphones, social media, and the cloud, landline home security solutions are becoming more obsolete and overpriced to the majority of individuals searching for a better way to protect and secure their homes.
Wi-Fi-Enabled Home Security Equipment
Using Wi-Fi-enabled home security equipment is one of the most popular hardware solutions for those who want an advanced, convenient, and affordable option when it comes to protecting their home and loved. The majority of home security companies no longer require new customers to obtain a landline in order to activate their home security services and monitoring. Using a traditional smartphone with Wi-Fi access helps to make the process of monitoring and tracking home security equipment much easier and more efficient. Wireless devices also allow owners of home security systems to check in on and monitoring their home and surrounding property at any time from just about any location that provides Wi-Fi access.
Home Automation Features
Using Wi-Fi-enabled home security equipment and opting for home automation features is one way to stay ahead of the curve and to ensure you are using today’s latest and up and coming technology to protect you and your loved ones. Some of the most popular and in-demand home automation features available for both residential and commercial security customers include:
- Live video feeds: Watch your live CCTV security cameras on-the-go with the use of your smartphone and a mobile app that is designed to work in conjunction with the security equipment and company you have chosen.
- Saved video, photo, and audio media: Keep track of everything that has ever been recorded, saved and stored when you choose to install home automation features and functions with your home security system. With automatic sorting and organization, always have a record of videos, audio, and photos that have been taken both inside and outside of your home or property.
- Control appliances and lighting: Home automation has made it easier than ever to control a wide range of functions in your home from just about anywhere. Control smart technology appliances, lighting, and even your home’s thermostat when you implement an advanced home automation solution.
- Receive alerts: Receive alerts on your phone via text message or the application you have installed for your home security system. Know anytime you receive a visitor or if there are unwanted trespassers near you property without constantly monitoring the system yourself.
Save all of the data your home security system records or stores to a cloud-based solution, depending on the home security company you have selected to work on protecting your home. Cloud-based saving is ideal for those who are interested in data backups and prefer to keep additional copies of any photos, video, or audio media files that are captured or recorded using the home security equipment you have installed and in use.
Do you want to learn more about the security equipment you require for your home? Are you interested in a DIY installation solution that saves on installation fees but allows complete and total control over your home’s security system? Contact Protect America today to learn more about our security system solutions and to create a customized package that is perfect for your needs.