When it comes to home security, it is unfortunately easy to fall behind the times. Constant technological innovations and changes mean that updates are constantly necessary, and this is something that turns a lot of people off as they assume that that will mean frequent and sizable monetary investments. Though it is undeniable that staying updated on the matter of security will require some expenditures, there are ways to stay up to date without having to spend a fortune that help home owners take maximum advantage of what they currently have at home as far as technology and security measures in general are concerned. Below, we’d like to propose a variety of strategies that will help home owners stay on top of the recent changes in home security planning and thinking some of which are clearly costlier than others though all of which are quite worth the time and effort that they require…
Turning your stupid home into a smart home… A smart home is a safe home, and a safe home is the kind of home that everyone wants to have. Smart homes are homes that include the latest appliance automation technology and create a safer environment as a result, offering a convenient user interface that makes it vastly simpler to operate and manipulate all the appliances within the home-including the home alarm system. One of the main benefits of having your home automated is the ability to have remote control over all the appliances that have been consolidated into the grid; you’ll be able to control such appliances via your cell phone or from any internet-connected computer at any time of the day or night through a secure, password protected connection. That means being able to turn on/off your alarm, different lighting fixtures or even your home entertainment system while away, and could even mean being able to see the streaming footage of your home surveillance camera system…which brings us to our next strategy:
Being vigilant at all times with digital recording devices… Many people have written off installing a CCTV system at home as superfluous and quite absurd, yet it is anything but. And thanks to today’s low energy consumption digital video recorders that imply easy storage and automatic footage erasure after a given period has lapsed, having such a system set up is all that much more enticing (and affordable). Not only will footage possibly serve to identify intruders and count as court evidence, but also by having your camera network hooked up to a live web feed you’ll possibly even be able to detect an intrusion in the act while traveling elsewhere in the world-and thereby alert local law enforcement and have the intruders caught red handed, literally.
Recognizing that no man is an island… One important recent trend in home security thinking has been the stress placed on community action and coordination, and this is one way to change your home security plan that won’t require any spending money though the results may be very significant. Just as no man is an island, no house is either and therefore working towards greater security for all homes in the neighborhood and for shared, public spaces as well will be a vital strategy.