4 Security Benefits of Smart Homes You Probably Didn’t Know About

4 Security Benefits of Smart Homes You Probably Didn’t Know About

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Smart home security systems have seen an increased popularity in recent years. As a result of greater technological developments this segment has become more sophisticated and offers more to its adopters. In comparison to traditional security systems, the smart home systems are much more effective and give you real time information of your home at any minute of the day. The offered features are constantly updating and depending on your needs and wants, you can choose a different package for your home. 

Usually what the smart home security system offers is a combination of hardware and software devices which serves the purpose of detecting intruders at your home. The market is expanding at a fast pace and new products are emerging pretty quickly. You can start with some of the most popular products such as surveillance cameras and other monitoring devices and also consider smart security for your doors and windows by adopting smart sensors and detectors. 

The convenience offered by smart home solutions is surely one of the first factors which will grab your interest and make you want to explore more and see what’s best for your household. There are numerous benefits of these systems. Take a look at the top ones below to get you started. 

Provides 24/7 monitoring of your property

Unlike traditional security systems, smart home security doesn’t require any action from you in order to work. You are freed from having to remember to turn it on any time you leave the house. You can receive real-time alerts at any time on your mobile or desktop device. What’s smart about these systems is that they can track your normal daily activity and once they detect something unusual, they alert you automatically. For example if they detect any motion at your property or at your storage unit after all family members have left the home, you will receive a notification straight away.   

Deters burglars away from your home

According to survey data, a high percentage of thieves have said that they will not attempt to break-in if they see that there is a security system in place. Instead they will choose an easier target without surveillance. Therefore make sure that you install your monitoring devices in visible places around the house, so there is no place left without supervision which can become an entry target. This is a simple tip which can help you to strengthen your security in affordable ways

Remove false alarms 

How many times have you got annoyed at the sound of your neighbours false alarm? By implementing a smart home security system this is almost impossible to occur as you receive a real-time alert if unusual activity is detected and you can immediately assess whether it’s a real risk or not. Since you have remote access you can disable the alert and restart the system. 

Harder to deactivate

Due to the wireless technology applied in smart security systems, they are much harder to deactivate as it’s not as simple as cutting off the wires. They can attempt to cut your broadband and phone connection but in most cases there is a central monitoring system and if your connection fails you will be notified immediately. 


Whether you are considering investing in a smart home security system for your current property or you are looking to purchase a new home, you will notice the benefits immediately. It’s useful to consider doing a thermal imaging when going for home inspections as this can provide you more insight for the condition of the home. 


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).


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