Smart Homes – Smarter LivingBy Home Security Source Jul 27, 2010 | 10:40:00 amPosted in: Affordable Security, Home, Personal Safety
Homes are getting smarter. There are now systems that allow you to manage and control many aspects of your home remotely. That means you can lock doors, set thermostats and turn on or off lights from your office or smart phone. It is a new way of interacting with your home that gives people and families more flexibility, convenience and cost savings.
Security is naturally a part of these new systems. That means that you can remotely activate or deactivate your home alarm system. It can be as simple as using an app on your iPhone or other smart phone. Cameras are another aspect of these systems. Businesses have been using cameras more and more over the last several years. You can’t go into a bank, a store or an office building that doesn’t have security cameras. Homeowners are now finding that cameras can be an effective way of not only increasing home security, but also looking in on second homes, keeping tabs on children and knowing who is at the front door before answering it.
Smart home technology allows homeowners to place wireless cameras outside or inside their home. The cameras can then be monitored from a computer in the house or remotely. Using a secure password, homeowners can look in on their home from anywhere as long as they have an Internet connection. For example, a traveling homeowner can check in on home to make sure there has been no damage during a recent storm, or a busy mom can check on children in the playroom while she is in the kitchen.
A smarter house should make for smarter living for homeowners. It means being able to turn on lights before you walk into the house, turning off the air-conditioning or heat from work and getting notified of alarms if anyone tries to enter your home uninvited.
There are a lot of benefits from being able to interact this way with your home. It helps extend your home to wherever you are, by letting you manage your home environment from anywhere.
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