3 cheap ways of securing your house whilst you are away
Do you ever worry about the safety of your house when you are not around? Do you often get interrupted from enjoying that luxurious vacation you so much deserve because you are constantly thinking whether the kids you left home are safe? Do you wish if there was a way you can be notified in real time when someone breaks into your house whilst you are away? If your answer to any one of the questions is yes then this is your lucky day.
In the past years technology has seen its fastest advancement and one of the areas that has seen great benefits from technology is Home Automation or Smart Houses. If you want to understand what home automation is, click this link. In this blog I am going to talk about how home automation can help secure your house and allow you to monitor it using your smart phone.
From the countless possibilities of devices available on the market we are going to list 3 cheap ones that allow you to remotely monitor your house:
Smart IP Camera
Smart motion sensor
Window / Door Sensor
Smart IP Camera
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) has always provided a sense of security by allowing people to see their surroundings using cameras installed around the premises and connecting them to a central point of monitoring and a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Whilst this provides some sense of security, they are limited in that there has to be someone who is constantly looking at the screen to detect intruders or abnormal behavior. The smart IP camera solves this mystery by sending you live feed of your home surroundings remotely as long as your phone has an internet connection. This type of camera can be connected to your home network and send you live feed over the internet to allow you to have an accurate update of what is happening at your house whilst you are away. You can even configure the camera to only send you a live feed when there has been some motion detected around areas of interest, that way you can save your internet bandwidth.
Smart Motion Sensor
Motion sensors have always been a big part of home security as they allow an alarm to be offset if an intruder happens to pass through certain areas of interest. The smart motion sensor does exactly the same as the traditional ones with an added feature of notifying you wherever you are by sending live notifications every time a motion is detected. This sensor can be connected to your home network and link directly to your phone to give you live updates of your home surroundings. It can also be connected to a smart IP camera so that whenever a motion is detected the camera starts to record and send you live feed of what’s happening at your house.
Window / Door sensor
This type of sensor can be installed on any window or door around your house to add an extra layer of security in case the intruder manages to gain access inside your house. Just like any other smart device they can be connected to your home network and send you notifications remotely over the internet whenever a window or door of interest is opened. You can also link them to a smart IP camera located inside the room broken into so that you get to see live feed of the room over your smart phone. A window or door sensor can be linked with other smart devices like a smart bulb that will light up whenever you open the door upon your arrival at home.
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