Keeping your home safe and secure is a must for any homeowner. You want peace of mind that when you leave your property it is burglar-proof. There can’t be many worse experiences than returning to a ransacked house and missing possessions. The future of home technology is exciting and reassuring. Some of the gadgets entering the market will take home security to the next level. And beyond. If you want to learn more about the future of home security and how you can keep your house safe, read on.
Home security has evolved drastically in recent years and will continue to do so. In fact, the future of home security promises innovations that many people have only seen in films. Innovations that they wouldn’t imagine becoming a reality so quickly. We can already see inside our homes when we are on holiday. Video monitoring technology such as BT’s HomeCam has been around for some time now. It is also commonplace to control the lighting in your home from your smartphone wherever you are. These changes in lighting are a good deterrent but there is a lot more to come in the future of home security.
If an intruder triggers an alarm, more than likely they will just make a quick exit. But how cool would it be if your alarm was connected to your lighting and a full on disco started when the alarm was tripped? Your house turns into a 1990s illegal rave. Add into this some high-pitched, ear piercing sounds and any intruder is likely to become disorientated, creating enough confusion for them to be caught or at least escape empty handed. This kind of home security is already a reality.
Traditional alarm systems can be frustrating. Remembering alarm codes, getting out of a property before the alarm goes off and actually remembering to set an alarm are all issues with home security. The innovations that we will see in the future of home security will change all that. Facial recognition to disarm systems will soon be commonplace. There will be technologies where your home will know you are at the door, unlock it and disable the alarm. iBell, a doorbell with a difference is already on the market. It automatically takes a photo of anyone at your door. Connected to your smartphone, iBell notifies you wherever you are that someone is at your door and you can talk with them via your phone. You can actually tell a delivery driver where to put your order rather than find it in the shed two weeks later.
We are some way off your home handing you a glass of wine after a long day at the office, but don’t be surprised if the future of home technology is this innovative.