When it comes to home automation products for home security, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a simple electronic door lock for your front and back doors or a full scale high tech security system complete with motion sensors and video surveillance, you’ll find a great deal of variety available for the choosing. It’s important to talk to a professional to get real advice on this, but before you go making phone calls, here is a brief description of some of the common products available for home security; that way, when you make the phone call, you can know a little bit about what they’ll be talking about instead of being lost the whole time.
Before we even had any other home automation products, we had locks. Locks have primarily been the means of keeping intruders out for centuries, but with advancements in technology, there have been great improvements in the quality of home security locks. Deadbolts and chain locks will always be dead useful in protecting your house, but even more effective these days are electronic locks that require knowledge of a personalized numerical code to enter the house. Some require digital access or even more complex access indicators before you will be able to open the door.
Obviously, alarms are among the top home security products to be found. There are car alarms, door alarms, motion detector alarms, spy camera alarms, pool alarms, panic alarms, glass break alarms, driveway alarms, travel alarms, window alarms, doorbell chimes…the list goes on. Professionals will be able to explain these to you in detail. And any number of these alarms can be hardwired to your power line system, wired through a new Cat 5 wired system you have installed, or set up as wireless with the wireless network connections in your home. Alarms are incredibly useful home automation products because they can be programmed to alert whoever and however you desire. Many systems are programmed so that the alarm notifies or calls the company with which you’ve set up the system, alerting authorities and police wherever necessary. (That is an excellent route to choose, that of working with an organization of professionals who can help you out when something goes wrong and your home is breached.) You can also have it set up so that if something triggers the alarm, it notifies you directly on your laptop, tablet computer, or smart phone and you can decide what to do about it.
One of the best companions to the security alarm is the home security camera, which can take video surveillance of what’s happening in the area. Once again, you can purchase either a wired or a wireless home security camera system, and it will take footage of whatever you desire. You probably won’t want to watch hours of footage of your house – and who has time for that, anyway? – but a good way to take advantage of this is to check out what the camera is shooting when the alarm is tripped. That way, you can know right away if it’s a burglar attempting to break into your home or if it’s just a neighborhood tabby pawing at your window.
Home security products wouldn’t be complete without safes. For the valuables in your home, it’s important to have a special and protected place to keep them. Whether a hidden safe, gun safe, clock safe, or cabinet safe, it’s incredibly useful for safeguarding those possessions that need the most protection. And with home automation, safes can be hooked up to the same home security system or alarm system that is protecting the entire home, OR they can be on their own system.
Security lighting is effective in warding off criminals, as most are wary of well-lit areas. Lighting can be set to automatically turn on whenever someone approaches the back door or whenever someone enters a room, like a motion detector (discussed next). Professional home security technicians will know exactly how to use security lighting to your best advantage.
Along with the rest, motion sensors or motion detectors are tools that can protect your home. Program them to send a signal to your phone when they detect motion, or have them signal lights and music to turn on and startle any intruders away. A motion detector camera is another good way to go. Once again, consult a professional for advice on the best motion detectors for your home security needs.
Products for Weather, Flooding, and Other Home Security Needs
Not all of home security is protection against other people; some of it requires protection against the elements. Home automation products are excellent protectors. Alarms can notify you for many types of potential home disasters – you can get a water sensor, a water leak detector, a fire alarm or smoke detector, a freeze alarm, and any number of other tools that can help you to protect your home from outside harm. Too many people neglect their homes, assuming they will not have to worry about this, but sooner or later the elements of nature will wear on your home. If you’ve put together a home automation system that has the right tools in it to account for the possibility of such damages, you may save yourself a whole lot of money and a headache from having to do major home repairs.
Home automation has made leaps and bounds in recent years in the development of quality products for home security. Chances are pretty good that no matter what home automation products you choose for protecting your property, you’ll find that one day – when you’ve stopped someone from breaking in or when you’ve caught a water leak before your basement flooded – that you’re endlessly grateful you got them for your home. Call a professional at 866-565-4305 to find out more about home automation products that could benefit you.