There are many smart home products available on the market today. Some are meant to add convenience to your life, while others assist in protecting your home and family. Most people would agree that keeping their family safe is a main concern, so in an attempt to keep up with consumer’s increasing demand for home security products, the smart technology industry now offers a vast range of smart security devices. Smart devices are helping families protect their loved ones in entirely new ways.
According to CNBC, “Nurses and home care aides at Libertana Home Health Care have been using Alexa [a smart device] with some elderly clients for several weeks in an experiment. Already, it has helped them be more responsive to their clients’ needs, streamlining things like making sure they get their medication. The companion online app has also made it easier to keep family caregivers in the loop.”
Smart home devices boast an array of benefits, including:
- Remote access to appliances
- Added convenience
- Increased energy efficiency
- Optimized home security
Here at Protect America, we took the time to put together a helpful buyer’s guide for some of today’s best smart home security devices.
Water and Humidity Sensors
While basic home security systems are much smarter than they used to be, today’s vast range of available sensors has given homeowners a new way to monitor their homes. New additions, like water and humidity sensors, can alert homeowners to leaks and broken pipes, allowing them to address the problem quickly and cost-efficiently.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Detectors and monitors have stepped up as well in the home security smart device industry. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can not only alert you of emergencies, but the detectors now have the ability to interact with your lights. Upon detecting smoke or carbon monoxide, the detector activates the lights along with sounding an alarm to wake your family and get them out of the house as quickly as possible.
There are also monitors available to warn you of toxic chemicals, dust, and other pollutants in the home, which helps ensure your family is living in a healthy environment. This is particularly significant if you or someone living in the home suffers from allergies, eczema, asthma, or other respiratory issues.
Smart locks are essential if you have kids at home while you’re not there. Instead of keys, a passcode is entered to allow entry. Once the passcode is entered, you have the ability to see who is in the home and you can tell whether or not the door has been locked behind them. If you do not want to use smart locks, proximity sensors can be utilized. These sensors can lock doors, adjust lights, and alter the thermostat if programmed correctly.
Webcams are great smart devices to help you monitor your home, family, and pets. More advanced webcams allow you to speak with household members even when you’re not home. They can be placed inside or outside to monitor and protect your home from any intruders.
Smart home lighting devices can be used to increase your home’s security. With this type of lighting, homeowners can remotely turn lights on and off to deter burglars. If you are on vacation or away traveling, you can schedule your lights to come on for a period of time each day.
Keeping track of your belongings can be an easy task with a smart tracker. They are small and simple to use. For example, you can place a tracker on your laptop and in the event that it is stolen, you can track its location and give the information to the authorities to recover the device.
Smart devices can be fun and entertaining, but they serve a purpose as well. In today’s technologically advanced society, you have the ability to customize your smart home system to meet both your needs and your lifestyle. To learn more about the many ways smart devices can add a layer of security and protection to your home, contact Protect America. We offer free quotes, up to $1,400 in free equipment, locked-in rates, and more.