As modern technology propels us ever-faster into realms once only possible in science fiction, the innovations and advancements achieved in a few short years are game-changing in so many areas of life. The security industry has not allowed itself to be left behind, in fact, it is one of the industries witnessing the most drastic changes and embracing the new opportunities and solutions they bring.
The choices consumers face are myriad and the juxtaposition of traditional security methods and state-of-the-art technology makes this a very safe time to be a homeowner. In this article, we will take a closer look at how smart home technology works with alarm monitoring and how the focus must shift to include accommodations for cyber-security. We will also examine how smart home technology is impacting the security industry.
Smart home technology and remote monitoring
Until fairly recently, smart home technology tended to be rather expensive and complicated to install. However, as with all modern advancements and innovations, the costs fell as competition grew fiercer and the technology became more intuitive and effective. We truly live in an age when home security is at the very cutting edge of smart technology and to describe it as a ‘revolution’ would not be too far removed from the truth.
The natural step was always towards integrated control and the ability to monitor the whole system and react accordingly from one location or app. It is an elegant solution and makes for incredibly simple monitoring at all times, also allowing for adjustments in key aspects of any security system, namely:
As smart devices progress and improve, their ability to remotely control systems will match that progress. Alarm monitoring is already as simple as opening the relevant app on the relevant smart device and logging in. This ability to monitor the status of your home can be combined with the services of a private security company, which will also monitor your cameras and alarms 24/7.
As technologies and systems advance to make life more difficult for those individuals intent on doing us harm or taking our property for themselves, they must work that much harder to keep up. In a way, this is one of the main drivers of the constant search for new ways to enhance our home security, as it is crucial to stay one step ahead at all times, preferably more.
How smart home technology is impacting the security industry
The expansive wave of technologies that crashed onto the scene as digital solutions closed in on traditional physical ones has had a profound effect on the security industry. Home automation is now a very real prospect and although there can and never will be any replacement for a physical lock on your door, the prevalence of wireless, smart systems monitoring them is surely here to stay. And the industry couldn’t be happier, as the revenue created by the demand for smart home security systems has grown exponentially to the point where it now dominates the industry.
Think about how doorbell cameras are so widely accepted and used when they were almost unheard of just a few years ago. Here you see an illustration of the thin end of a wedge that will drive its way inexorably into our homes and residences. In some areas of life, this kind of market-driven focus change is not in the best interests of the consumer. However, this is not one of those cases, as every new innovation and improvement in the technology is of direct benefit to the end user, offering them greater security and peace of mind. The bottom line is that people can never feel too safe in their homes and, if companies can play to that inherent desire, the prospects are almost limitless.
A reality check
As with all security systems, the most effective are those deterring criminals from even contemplating overcoming the problems involved with entering your property. Highly visible, top-of-the-range security systems are unlikely to be needed in any more meaningful way than to put thieves off targeting your home. But that knowledge can bring with it a profound, comforting effect and at the end of the day, all we want from them.
Here at Smart Security, we have worked hard to grow a reputation as a highly professional alarm security systems specialist in Perth. Should you have any questions about our products and services, please get in touch with a dedicated member of our team at your earliest convenience. They will gladly discuss your exact security requirements with you and offer guidance and advice. An obligation-free quote can also be prepared at your request.