The exciting advancements in technology are now hitting home automation, especially home security. If you’re away on a business trip and get a call or email from a neighbor saying there was a burglary in your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to know what was happening around your house at that moment? Thanks to the newest innovations in home technology, you can. Developers have turned smartphones into full-fledged security control centers.
Lockitron is pretty cool. Using this groundbreaking technology you can use your smartphone to lock/unlock your deadbolt from anywhere in the whole world. The Wi-Fi-connected device goes over your existing deadbolt in like a couple seconds and allows you to manage your lock from wherever you are located using SMS or an Internet connection. It allows only a very few people to have keys for the door, allowing a phone or other device to lock and unlock the door when necessary.
The DIY Path
Do-it-yourself systems are also available for people to install themselves, saving tremendous amounts of money through security companies. These include security cameras that link to smartphone devices, tablets or the home’s computer and wireless technology that links directly to your smartphone that lets someone know when doors are opened in their home. However, the most important part of this home security option is making sure that it’s installed correctly.
Integration with Home Entertainment
Many cable companies are now offering home security options to be integrated with their cable and Internet bundles. These will be cheaper than the security companies and will usually cut down on false alarms since they’ll rely on wireless technology. There will also be plenty of screens linked up to this security system to let you know when someone is trying to break into the home.
Airbeam Security App
This inexpensive app turns your smartphone into a real-time audio and video surveillance system. The app also streams live video and audio from the cameras of several iPhones at once.
It basically creates a video surveillance wirelessly with tiny cameras that you already own and probably rarely use. This is perhaps the cheapest surveillance system for the home that’s also incredibly effective if you take the time to install it properly.
It connects directly to your smartphone, allowing you to see if the garage is open/closed wherever you are if you have a wireless connection and also receive alerts when the garage opens/closes wherever you are. It’s also pretty helpful if you’re trying to keep a teen from taking the car out without telling you.