Smart Home Technologies- Security and Energy Savings
The past few years have seen a tremendous increase in technology based home security systems. Today there are plenty of new generation smart solutions in the market that can turn your house into a smart home and contribute to a higher standard of health and safety.
An overview of the available latest smart-grid technology in the home security will place you in a better position to choose the right kind of protection need for your home.
Application Driven Technology
Internet based applications can be installed on your mobile phone, laptops, tablets etc and can monitor your home round the clock. These smart systems not only provide basic surveillance of your home but can also be configured to send out specific event notifications based on motion sensors. These give you the flexibility to customize your security according to your requirement and schedule.
Lights, Power & Security integrated together through a single application. This means that you don’t need a different one for every product. Simple controls allow you to monitor and manage everything in your home through a single platform. Hubs like SmartThings and Wink offer applications & devices that give you plenty of control over your smart home setup. Once set up, you will be able to monitor each device from a single interface.
With smart locks you can easily manage home access for family, friends and guests using the eKeys. These high end devices come with an application that can be installed in your mobile phones which will enable you to remote lock or unlock you home, schedule key holders entry, restrict the number of times a keyholder can enter etc. These locks can be fitted and removed easily so that you can take it with you when you relocate to a new home.
Smart Cameras & Sensors
These days doors and windows which have magnetic sensors and wireless detectors have become a trend in modern household. These are more convenient when compared to the old wired detectors. You could also install cameras and detectors that monitor motion, temperature, humidity, noise, smoke, carbon monoxide, light etc and keep you informed of the same.
Home appliances connected to the home network, with thermostats and smart meters can help you in saving considerable amount of energy. For example, smart air conditioners and refrigerators can manage energy consumption to help reduce electricity bills.
Apart from providing increased security and the ability to remotely monitor homes and save energy, Smart homes give you a better sense of well being and comfort.