From Do it yourself home automation, to investing in full-fledged smart homes, home automation and the Internet of things (IoT) have been a rage over the last decade. It not only makes homes more comfortable and convenient, but safer, cleaner and better in all ways.
IoT has made it a breeze to set up smart homes. You can set up a central automation hub and do a full-on Granada level home, or build on one device at a time. You can customize your existing electronics or replace them with smarter ones. From residential central vacuum system system, HVAC and even pet feeders, you can automate it, connect it to your device and monitor it at your fingertips.
While all these are about convenience, security is one aspect that IoT and live feeds from security systems have made the safety factor, which was once a concern into an assurance.
Imagine not just security cameras that relay feed to your device, but in case of emergencies like fire or suspicious movement can trigger an alarm or contact authorities when required. Dedicated security systems today can do so much more than just surveillance, says an expert from Home Security System Technology Company in Hyderabad. A comprehensive security system consists of video doorbells, smart locks, cameras for indoors and outdoors and sensors that open or close doors and windows.
Blending security and home automation technology:
A security system can be independent, and provide security coverage that can make you feel safe and secure. But what if you security system could do more?
Basic systems could be motion and occupancy sensor based doors and window controls, with a hub that can communicate with other devices or systems, send alerts or set other protocols like water sprinklers or smoke alarms or phone call alerts in motion.
Smart security systems:
We would like to call this a delightful orchestra. All instruments do their bit, play in harmony and listen to the director’s command to deliver a master piece. Similarly, each component or device on the network does it bit, and the director, in this case the wireless protocol orchestrates the entire system. And what’s better, you can customize these rules to your needs. Maybe you want your camera to start recording some time each day, or you want the lights turned off or on at a specific time. It is your system, so your rules!
We really like the progression security systems have been making in terms of storage. It is now hassle free to store and recall footage, as this happens on the cloud. Enhanced features such as time lapse recording, optional local SD card backup or recall of a particular time stamp are exciting.
Of course, all of this happens through your phone, tablet or device of your choice. Your phone is the command hub. You can also have a dedicated wall mounted display that can function as a communications control centre in case of multiple users.
Home security systems while you DIY:
If you want security on a budget, and love DIY projects, invest in your home security system. However, a word of caution here. Security is a delicate matter and you would not want to get into uncharted territory unless you are entirely sure.
- Start off with the following basic, simple DIY security aspects, and take things forward after at least an expert consultation. Once you get confident you can build on it layer by layer, sensor by sensor.
- Choose the right protocol as some offer only limited number of components to be on boarded. It is wise to choose a protocol that can on board a large number of components because you never know how your needs change.
- Check for voice assistant compatibility. With Siri Alexa and Google Nest a part of our routines, the systems must have voice command capabilities not just because it is convenient but elders or children can operate it effortlessly.
- You can put secure but low cost alarms on windows and doors that are inaccessible. Invest in smart bulbs and smart switches. Do check your doors for reinforcement hardware, because we need the home to be safe, only then will the tech be compatible!
Safety is always a necessity. If you are in a gated community that provides overall security, you may want to take it up a notch higher and customized it for your convenience.
If your home is an old building, you must take extra precaution while choosing your security system.
Hometek is a leading Home automation company in Hyderabad, with over 3 decades of experience. We offer customized security solutions for your specific needs. Reach out to us over phone, social media or a walk in and let us show you how!