The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many new challenges to our community, including an increase in theft and burglary in Connecticut. Crime dropped significantly during the lockdown, but criminal activity has since been on the rise.
Fortunately, there are ways you can better protect your home and family with the use of smart home security technology. If you’re considering updating your existing system, you’ll be happy to know that there have been many great innovations in the smart home security market, from additional customizations to added security measures and ease, making an upgrade easy and advantageous to your safety. Continue reading to discover how you can make a home security upgrade and gain a better peace of mind.
#1: Upgrading to the WiFi 6 Solution
Having the latest WiFi 6 solution ensures your security system is operating at maximum speed and efficiency. If your home is currently using a Wi-Fi router with a single device, the top potential speeds are approximately 40% faster with Wi-Fi 6 compared to Wi-Fi 5. As more devices are added to the “internet of things” in your home, the internet will require a capable network infrastructure that can support all of these devices, including your home security system. Low power improvements found in WiFi 6 offer enhancements to the way your smart home communicate. In addition, WiFi 6 also allows the batteries on your smart home devices to live longer, even devices such a smart home security camera.
#2: 4K and Ultra High Definition Video Streaming
The days of blurred or “fuzzy” security video are over. New home security cameras, such as Arlo Ultra, feature the latest technology, producing crystal clear 4K and ultra high definition video. Automatic zooming, motion tracking and color night vision are integrated into new home security systems, so the highest level of detail and clarity is captured.
#3: Video Analytics Vastly Improve
If you’re tired of hearing the constant “ding” from your Ring security camera alerting you that there is something at the door, you’ll enjoy the new technology features that professional security cameras deliver. Video analytics have vastly improved and are able to detect when someone is a threat or not. For example, video analytics can decipher your everyday mail delivery from someone who is suspiciously hanging around your front door. This software is able to analyze the video and alert you if there is any type of security threat.
#4: Remote Activation
It’s a surprising fact: nearly 30% of burglars enter a home through an unlocked window or door (Safe Guard the World). Now you do not have to worry about whether or not you locked the back door on your way out; remote activation for home security systems is now a standard so you never have to leave your home vulnerable. Remote activation makes it easy to use a mobile app or computer to lock your home, close your garage overhead door or arm your alarm from anywhere, even hundreds or thousands of miles away.
#5: Home Window and Door Sensors
With a professionally installed security system, your technician can install sensors on every window and door you want to be protected, no matter the number. Complete and total coverage of your home is possible with a modern security system. When someone enters after your home is armed, you are alerted. This gives many homeowners great peace of mind that their home and families are fully protected.
#6 Security Webcams
Professional security systems are always customized to the homeowner. For example, if you have children living in the home, you may want to consider adding security webcams to your home. Security webcams keep an eye on your children when you are away from home. When you’re busy making dinner, you can watch your children playing in another room or the baby sleeping in the nursery on the video intercom system. It can also broadcast warnings throughout the house. These features are all upgrades that you will discuss during the consultation process.
Ready to make a home security upgrade? At Lifetronic Systems, we create a custom plan that is right for you and your family. After understanding your home security goals during your free consultation, we create a custom home plan and budget specifically designed for your needs.
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