Connected Technology Builds Smarter, Safer Homes
News We hear a lot about new technology enabling us to stay connected and informed wherever we are. But what does that look like, and how can you apply it to your lifestyle?
Everyone is concerned with safety. We want to feel safe in our homes and where we work. We also want to know that our loved ones are safe when we are not with them. We are able to find this peace of mind by staying connected to our homes, offices and loved ones regardless of where we happen to be.
The features of today’s security and smart home systems enable you to login to an app or website to view the cameras in your home, arm or disarm your system, control thermostats and lights and even lock or unlock your doors from anywhere.
Did you forget to turn the lights off, close the garage door or lock your door? You don’t have to go back home to check. Just login to check the status, and if you did forget you can fix the issue with the tap of a finger. If you are on the road, you now have the ability to make sure your children have arrived home safely, your dog isn’t destroying your house or your elderly parent is safe by logging into your cameras.
"By the end of 2015, smart home control was incorporated into the security systems of nearly 6 million professionally monitored homes."
Research confirms that this is a trend on the move. The New Face of Home Security—2015 Edition study, conducted by Parks Associates, reports that the number of homes with monitored security rose over 15 percent in the past two calendar years. Parks also reports that there are approximately 21 million professionally monitored U.S. homes, plus an additional 1.5 million second homes that are professionally monitored. That’s 22.5 million homes that have a security system with professional monitoring providing help on the other end of the line if something goes wrong.
Smart home technology built into security systems is bringing a whole new set of lifestyle enhancing features like those mentioned above to the masses. This technology is now affordable and it is contributing to the home security resurgence. Parks Associates found that, by the end of 2015, smart home control was incorporated into the security systems of nearly 6 million professionally monitored homes.
The good news is that it is has never been easier to integrate connectivity and home security into your daily routine.