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by Lisa George
Technology continues to bring new innovations into the home security world, and smart alarm systems are the latest trend sweeping the nation. Understandably, many of you are unaware of what smart home alarms are and how they work. So, allow us to break things down for you in simple terms within this blog post!
What are smart alarm systems?
Smart alarm systems – or smart home alarms – are a new type of security device that lets you keep a very close eye on what’s going on in your home. What makes them so unique is that the system is connected wirelessly or with wires or hybrid.
In turn, you can also connect the system to other compatible devices. Most smart alarm systems consist of motion, door contact, and CCTV devices that are all interconnected via Apps.
How do they work?
The intriguing thing about smart home alarm systems is how they work. As mentioned, they can connect with one another and be connected to another device. Most systems work by being connected to an app that you can use on your mobile phone or tablet. You download the app on your device, open it up, add unique login and passwords and your smart home alarms will connect.
The beauty of this app is that you can monitor your smart alarm system even when you’re out of the house. For example, if you have CCTV cameras outside your home, you can use the app to check up on things and watch for questionable behaviour. Furthermore, you can set up the system so you receive notifications when an alarm picks up any activity. Let’s say you’re out shopping with your children and one of the motion sensors around your home is triggered. You’ll instantly be sent a notification to your phone that alerts you, meaning you can either rush home to check the situation or alert the authorities.
Smart home alarms can help prevent break-ins, but they can also help you if a break-in does happen. A good example to use is if you go on holiday and your house gets broken into. The neighbours didn’t see anything, so you assume all hope is lost in catching the culprits. But, thanks to your smart systems you can access this data and potentially find CCTV footage of the culprits breaking in. At the very least, you can see information such as when the alarms were triggered to tell the police the exact time the break-in happened.
There’s no denying that smart home alarms are a very innovative and useful tool for home security. Realistically, they add more features to your typical home security system. You can continuously monitor things via an app, and be alerted when any activity is detected by the alarms. If you’re looking to keep your home as safe and secure as possible, then a smart alarm system is well worth considering.