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National Home Security – Week 5 Smart Home Security

October 27, 2015
The last week of October gives us week 5 of this years National Home Security Month, where we look into the future of home security and how the internet and smart phones are helping us to secure our homes.  Last week we had back to the future day, this week we are looking into the future. Blue security button on the keyboard

Smart CCTV Systems

With CCTV systems now becoming more affordable, the increase in home use has grown dramatically.  Small home CCTV systems are now available from Yale, ABUS and ERA.  Wireless cameras allow for very easy quick installation so no need to fork out on a expensive trades person for fitting.  CCTV systems normally comprise of a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to control and record CCTV images and a number of camera, either wired or wireless.

Smart Home Alarm

Integrated home alarm systems are now utilising great home broadband speeds coupled with good mobile internet to alert home owners via mobile telecommunications.  Event notification emails can be easily and speedily sent to remote devices and even live images.  Alarm system can be remotely access and controlled from a smart device, allowing the user to check status, switch and alarm on or off and even activate optional power switches to turn on lamps or appliances.

Digital Door Viewer

Standard door viewers have been around for some years now, allowing an occupant to seeing who is calling at a door without the need to open the door.  Digital door viewers are now available from Yale and ABUS that use and external camera and internal screen to check who is at the door.  With a small memory card inserted into the screen, these digital door viewers can also take pictures of anyone outside and even record short video clips.

Smart Locks

Keys are still the main way to lock and unlock doors at home, however smart push button locks are becoming more popular.  Smart locks give the option to use a standard key to gain entry or enter via a code.  Various codes can be set up on a smart locks giving the option to allow someone in to the home without the need of passing on a key.  This feature is especially useful for trade people and carers, once they job is done the code can be removed and your home in once again fully secure.
For people that find it hard to remember number codes, smart locks can also be opened by key cards and key tags.

For any help or assistance with all aspects of home security, do not hesitate to get in contact with the team at locktrader


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