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5 Different Types of Smart Home Security

by Ronald Elias

Safer, smarter, faster, better -- it's well past time everybody took advantage of what smart home security systems have to offer.

Here at Audio Video Consultants, we take smart home security seriously, and it's something we know our customers are going to have questions about. Whether you are looking for a brand-new smart home security system, are hoping to get a system set up to complement your home automation system, or are just wondering what the heck smart home security is, you've come to the right place!

Smart home security is a big topic and there are a lot of different areas to cover, but today we're going to try to simplify things a bit, and we're going to start with 5 different components to a security system and take a look at what each brings to your home. 

1.  Smart Locks

Smart locks are most people's entry into smart security technology, and there's good reason why -- they are pretty easy to use and are a quick change you can make to easily strengthen your home security efforts. 

Many smart locks can even work with your existing doors and locks, meaning that you won't need to fiddle with messy replacements and/or installations. Even so, we still recommend you leave all smart technology installation to the pros, especially on the security front. Give us a call at PHONE CODE and we'd be glad to go through the security options that are available for your home. 

2. Smart Security Cameras 

Security cameras have also evolved to fit into your home’s smart technology ecosystem. They offer features and possibilities that are leaps and bounds ahead of what older security cameras were capable of. If you are looking for advanced cameras that can record in high definition, tell the difference between types of motion and alert you accordingly, and also have night vision, then today's smart security cameras are going to be just what you are looking for. 

And of course, when implemented as part of your home automation system, these cameras can also be configured to work along with the rest of your smart home. 

3. Smart Doorbells 

We already talked about smart locks, and they are a great way to get introduced to smart security technology. Smart locks really are just the beginning, though, and they aren't even the only piece of smart technology you can get that improves your doors and entryways. 

Smart doorbells take things a few steps further than a typical smart lock. Not only can a smart doorbell tie into your door lock and provide key-less entry, but most of them include intercoms, letting you speak directly to people who are at the front door. Many also have integrated cameras, so you can actually see who is at the door ringing the bell. Smart doorbells have all the functionality you could want from an intercom, while also integrating with your home automation system to let you get alerts and chat to anybody, from anywhere. 

4. Smart Lighting 

Wait, isn't this article about smart home security? Why are we talking about smart lighting?

Because, smart lighting is actually a very strong security deterrent. All you need to do is set up a schedule for your smart lights to operate on, and you've created a lighting security solution.  An occupied home is a well-known deterrent, and with your smart lighting system set, you can make it look like you are always home. Along with your smart security system and your home automation system, smart lighting can play a crucial part in your overall security solution. 

5. Serious Sensors 

There are a lot of other smaller smart security devices that you can get, so we figured we would make it easy for you and throw a bunch of them into the "sensor" category. These are smaller smart security devices that work best as part of an overall solution but are also important in their own right.

For example, you can get smart motion detectors, window breaking sensors, flood and freeze sensors, smoke and CO sensors, or even emergency panic buttons. When used as part of your larger smart home automation system, these sensors can keep you alerted to nearly any type of home emergency, no matter where you are.  

Smart home technology isn't all fun and games, and it can be way more than that once you start looking into smart technology as a holistic solution to solve the potential problems you run into as a home owner. Beefing up your security system with current and up-to-date technology can make your home safer than ever, and it can do it all in combination with whatever automation system you already have set up. If you want to learn more, go ahead and give us a call today at 610-430-8300.