There has always been a need for secu­ri­ty, but the means to achieve safe­ty and pro­tec­tion have changed over the ages. From the days of attach­ing bells and cans in entry points to alert peo­ple when some­one came through, secu­ri­ty mea­sures have come a long way. Today, there are sophis­ti­cat­ed tools and high-tech options to help guard your loved ones.

Secu­ri­ty is a grow­ing indus­try with numer­ous inno­va­tions in home secu­ri­ty, includ­ing the fol­low­ing;

1. Smart door locks

These are arguably one of the top smart home con­trols. Smart door locks can auto­mat­i­cal­ly detect the owner’s pres­ence via the Blue­tooth con­nec­tion on your mobile device (smart­phone or Blue­tooth key fob) and unlock your house door for you with­out hav­ing to fum­ble with your keys.

The lock also allows you to send elec­tron­ic keys to spe­cif­ic peo­ple dur­ing spe­cif­ic times. Some locks can even con­nect to your big­ger home automa­tion sys­tem, com­mu­ni­cat­ing to your ther­mo­stat when you’re not home so it can acti­vate its ener­gy-sav­ing mode. Smart door locks come in two main types: Blue­tooth-only locks, which are more secure, and Wi-Fi locks that con­nect VIA your home Inter­net.

2. Bio­met­rics

There is some tech­nol­o­gy that seems to be only avail­able in movies, like access­ing a secure area using noth­ing but a scan of the reti­na; how­ev­er, this par­tic­u­lar tech­nol­o­gy exists today as bio­met­rics. Besides your eyes, the tech­nol­o­gy can rec­og­nize your voice or scan your fin­ger­prints.

It is a rather expen­sive tech­nol­o­gy lim­it­ed to the opu­lent, but dig­i­tal locks pro­vide a more prac­ti­cal and afford­able option.

3. Med­ical alert sys­tems

The elder­ly and those who are ill peo­ple should nev­er be alone, but some­times, med­ical emer­gen­cies occur when there is no one around to offer assis­tance. With per­son­al help but­tons, you can con­tact emer­gency ser­vices by sim­ply click­ing on a but­ton.

These sys­tems can be in the form of a pen­dant or wrist­band, and some may be equipped with an inter­com that allows for two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion with med­ical pro­fes­sion­als no mat­ter where you are. There are even some gad­gets that can detect when you fall down. A recent devel­op­ment in tech­nol­o­gy always for some sys­tems to be mon­i­tored any­where, not only in the home. With cel­lu­lar and GPS ser­vices built in, mon­i­tor­ing and track­ing is avail­able through­out North Amer­i­ca.

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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.