11 March 2021 (updated)

Smart Home Security for You and Your Family

Is your home your "castle?" Families need a protected home where they can feel safe. A smart home can be one way to get home extra security.

What is a Smart Home?

"Smart Home" has no specific definition. You may think of it similarly to the Jetsons cartoon with an app controlling lamps, sockets, heating, or other devices while being at home or on the go. Modern home security systems often incorporate smart home devices. But what does this look like exactly?

Safety for Children in a Smart Home

Keeping kids in their beds at night is no easy feat. They have to go to the bathroom, or have nightmares, or even attempt stalling tactics to avoid bedtime. In these situations, it is good to have a home security system with intelligent lighting control in your home. The motion detectors prevent kids from being afraid in the dark or stumbling and injuring themselves in the process.

Safety is not only important inside the house. Smart motion detectors, security cameras, and alarm systems create a safeguard around your home to exclude unwanted people. You can also monitor your castle from, say, Sumatra via your smartphone to check your house while being on vacation.

Smart Home Dashboard: Sneaking Out Does Not Go Unnoticed

If you're a parent, you've probably thought about ways to keep your kids safe from leaving your home without permission or supervision. Doors and windows are a particular concern for parents. Whether you have a rebellious teenager who uses a creative escape route or a toddler who never stops exploring (and doesn't understand the dangers of wandering outside of the home), these dangerous situations are no longer worries for owners of a smart home security system.

dashboard lets you keep an eye on all the entrances and exits and smart locks prevent non-permitted opening - whether from the outside or inside. An additional video doorbell gives you the chance to monitor your entrance and helps to decide whether to open the door or not. Especially with children who are alone at home on a regular basis, this improves home security.

Smart Fire Alarm System

How often do you leave your home and wonder if you turned off the stove? In a smart home, you retain control over your household appliances, even if you are on the other side of the world. In the event of a fire, smart fire detectors prevent the entire outbreak of flames and can alert the fire brigade and your smartphone.

Smart Speaker as a Family Member

Fire detectors, alarm systems, and motion detectors existed long before the smartphone. Your house will only really become a smart home if you splurge on an acoustic assistant like Alexa. These helpful devices support you in all everyday tasks.

As a busy parent, sometimes we find ourselves in need of an extra arm. So many things to do, so little time. Having the ability to set alarms, get information, and set reminders by voice command can make multitasking a breeze. The personal assistants from your smart speaker provide information on the weather, flight plans, or your own schedule at lightning speed on request. It is also great to be able to groove to your favorite playlist during your workout at home while keeping your hands free.

Smart Home – Living in the Future Today

A smart home offers decisive advantages, especially in terms of safety and everyday organization. Manual activities have shifted to acoustics, making life easier for families, seniors, and physically disabled people. In the past, luxury was for a few, but with the smartphone and the internet, it has become the standard for many. Are you ready to step into the revolutionary tech age with a smart home?



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