Home secu­ri­ty is not like it once was. Nowa­days, you can mon­i­tor your home from aboard a space­ship if you want­ed to. These three trends in home secu­ri­ty make watch­ing your home eas­i­er than ever.

Cam­era Sur­veil­lance

In the ear­ly days of home secu­ri­ty, a bell or chime would sound when some­one broke into your house. Police depart­ments and your alarm com­pa­ny were noti­fied simul­ta­ne­ous­ly and hope­ful­ly, the bur­glar was alarmed enough to leave. How­ev­er, when the police arrived at your home, unless they were able to appre­hend the thief, they would have no idea what he/she looked like. With cam­era sur­veil­lance, the police will have a bet­ter chance of catch­ing the bur­glar and see­ing exact­ly how the scene went down. Video mon­i­tor­ing allows the police to watch footage of the crime and use that visu­al knowl­edge to poten­tial­ly catch the assailant.

Addi­tion­al­ly, cam­era sur­veil­lance lets you keep an eye on your home’s exte­ri­or. Mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems can be set up inside and out­side of your house to allow you to see every­thing that goes on at all times. For instance, if your garbage cans keep get­ting knocked over, a quick look at the video will show you if it’s pesky rac­coons or neigh­bor­hood kids play­ing a prank.

Mobile Mon­i­tor­ing

These days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find some­one who doesn’t have a smart device. Through mobile tech­nol­o­gy, you can now mon­i­tor your home direct­ly from your phone, tablet, com­put­er, or lap­top. Most high-tech secu­ri­ty com­pa­nies now have mobile ver­sions of their sys­tems in the form of apps that lets you check up on your home from any­where. Through mobile mon­i­tor­ing, you will get noti­fi­ca­tions if some­thing goes awry in your home. If some­one is try­ing to break in, you’ll know right away.

Mobile mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems are great for peo­ple who vaca­tion or trav­el con­stant­ly for work. You may live in Toron­to but while you’re vis­it­ing rel­a­tives in Mon­tre­al, you can check on your house to make sure every­thing is in order.

Ease of Use

Home secu­ri­ty sys­tems shouldn’t require an exten­sive usu­al man­u­al to oper­ate. Com­pa­nies are shift­ing towards cater­ing to the user expe­ri­ence instead of rely­ing on those who are tech-savvy to pur­chase their prod­ucts. Although home secu­ri­ty sys­tems are becom­ing more com­plex and pow­er­ful, they are also becom­ing eas­i­er to oper­ate, leav­ing cus­tomers with a great under­stand­ing of how the cam­eras and mon­i­tor­ing devices work.

You shouldn’t have to do exten­sive research just to arm your sys­tem, and secu­ri­ty com­pa­nies are rec­og­niz­ing that. Push but­ton tech­nol­o­gy, easy arm­ing sys­tems, one-touch apps, and even voice com­mand are becom­ing the norm in home secu­ri­ty. Look for this trend to con­tin­ue into the future as tech­nol­o­gy improves, so will the ease of use of home secu­ri­ty sys­tems.

Share us On:-
Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.