“Those were the days”…nostalgia is everywhere now, from TV and movies to fashion and home designs. That’s great – but when it comes to the technology you use to keep your home secure, it’s best not to repeat the past. Times have changed, and it’s no longer necessary to maintain a home security system that’s tethered to gobs of wires and dependent on your landline phone (if you even have a landline phone now). Instead, we recommend smart home security systems that allow you to control many of your home’s most important functions from the convenience of your smartphone.
Not Just for Alarms
Yes, a smart home security system still has an alarm that can be monitored by a licensed central station. But it does so much more, making it a true home control solution. A smart home security system networks multiple devices together to keep your home secure and make life more convenient – even less costly, in some cases. For example, it connects:
Smart Home Security Cameras
A smart home security system features intelligent cameras that can be viewed at will from the convenience of your smart phone. You’ll also receive alerts when the cameras detect motion that you may be interested in or concerned by. This is far superior to the CCTV systems of yesteryear, and it communicates with the rest of your networked devices so that everything will work together.
Smart Environmental Sensors
A smart security system does more than protect the home from intrusion. It can also defend the home from expensive environmental damages. For example, the water sensor is designed to notify you if there is rising water on the floor, so you send someone to the home to see if there are flood conditions or respond to it yourself. Either way, water detection is meant to prevent flooding from happening.
Smart Home Thermostats
A traditional thermostat is only able to be controlled from the panel on the wall – and often, it only stays on until it reaches the programmed temperature in the room it’s mounted in. If you want your entire house to get cool, then including a smart thermostat in your smart home system can help make it happen. Plus, you can control this from the same smartphone app you use to control your alarm, cameras and environmental sensors.
These are some of the major differences between the security system you grew up with and a smart home security system of today. There are even more differences, though; to find out what they are, contact F.E. Moran Security Solutions for a free home security consultation.
About F.E. Moran Security Solutions
Since 2003, F.E. Moran Security Solutions has been a relationship-driven security company that is provides superior customer service, quality installations and state-of-the-art monitoring – and now, our services include smart home upgrades. We are proud that one of the top 50 security companies in the U.S., ranked by SDM Magazine, is our Illinois smart home and home security company.