Many homeowners still use traditional home security systems to protect their home and family. But with advances in technology, home security systems have evolved in the last few years. Advances in home security such as motion sensors, wireless alarm systems, carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke detectors, smart locks and so on have completely changed the home security space. Is your system up to date with the latest in home security technology?
Home security systems are no longer “basic”. They are more powerful and reliable to protect you and your loved ones. Here is a complete list of home security advances that you should check if you are planning to replace your existing home security system with a more advanced one!
6 Home Security Advances You Must Consider
Body heat and motion detectors
Body heat and motion detectors can be used to detect unauthorized movement in and around your home. These detectors use several technologies to detect movement in an area. They can be used for:
- Identify an uninvited guest and alert the central control station
- Warns you in case of burglary
- Trigger a doorbell when someone approaches your entrance
- Let you know when pets / other animals enter your home
The most common types of body heat and motion detectors on the market are:
- Passive Infrared (PIR): They detect body heat by identifying temperature fluctuations. They are very common in home security systems.
- Microwaves (MW): They emit microwaves across space to detect movement.
- Dual technology: These combine multiple detection technologies and techniques to minimize false alarms. Some dual technology body heat and motion detectors use a combination of PIR and MW detectors.
- Custom: These include touch sensors and pet immune sensors
Entryway sensors are also known as door and window sensors. They use magnetic field technology to detect open doors and windows. If a door or window is open, the magnetic field will change and the sensors will warn the control panel to trigger an alarm.
Many homeowners use video doorbells to secure their homes against burglars and uninvited guests. You can use them as a replacement for your existing doorbells. These advanced security devices include a small camera that records footage and takes pictures when someone is at your door.
Video doorbells come with some interesting features such as cloud storage, high quality images and video recordings, two-way talk and night vision.
Smart Home Automation Controls
Smart home automation management can help homeowners with great ease to streamline daily tasks. They allow you to automate and remotely control almost any appliance and device in your house. These include:
- Garage locks
- Door and window locks
- Security cameras
- Small appliances, such as coffee machines
- Large appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines
Depending on the system, they use smartphone and voice commands to perform tasks. These controls are mostly AI-powered.
Smart carbon monoxide and fire detectors
Fire-related accidents or carbon monoxide (CO) leakage typically occur when homeowners are away. This is where smart fire and carbon monoxide detectors can help. They do not just sound the alarm, but warn you, the medical staff and fire respondents immediately in case of an emergency. You can easily control these detectors using your smartphone app.
Most smart CO and fire detectors are pretty easy to install. You can link them to your existing home security solutions.
Keychains allow you to connect or disconnect home security systems. They are wireless controllers that also include a panic button. You can use this button to trigger an alarm in case of burglary. You can program different keychains to perform various functions for your home security system (in most cases up to eight keychains).
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