What is a smart home?

Posted December 7th, 2021 by SimpliSafe

The wonderful world of technology is advancing faster than ever before, with previous dreams of smart homes now becoming a reality. Eradicating the need to operate devices manually, everything from a door lock to turning on the lights can be controlled via mobile phone. And we’re not looking back. 

A 2019 study revealed that 57% of Brits own at least one smart product in their home, proving that high-tech living is gradually becoming the norm. People are changing their ideas about what is regarded as essential, recognising not only the entertainment perks, but the significant security benefits that come with installing smart devices. 

So, if you want to get to grips with how to turn your home into a smart home, learning how the latest gadgets can strengthen your home security, this guide will be perfect for you. 

What is a smart home?

First things first, what exactly is a smart home? The whole purpose of technology advancements and updates are to make people’s lives easier, boasting lone operations that don’t involve a manual switch. The security industry has seen particular developments in this area, allowing homeowners to control and manage systems remotely using their mobile phone and smart devices such as Alexa. 

What are the benefits of a smart home?

So, why should you consider investing in the latest smart home technology? As mentioned previously, convenience is a massive factor. We’ve got to a day and age where time is of the essence, and smart technology aims to make people’s lives faster and smoother. 

Not only this, homeowners can have extra peace of mind knowing that their property will be completely protected at all times, with many devices using smart monitoring technology. With this added installation, your smart alarm system will alert local authorities, once an incident has been visually verified via the home security camera. 

How to set up your smart home security

Let’s get you started on your journey to transforming your property into a smart home. By installing a wireless home security system, you’ll not only be able to enhance the protection of your home, your family and your belongings, your day-to-day life will become much more efficient. 

Wireless security camera

Equip your home with the latest in-video analytics technology with our indoor security camera, complete with HD 24/7 video monitoring. Its crystal clear picture will capture any suspicious behaviour in an instant, using intelligent heat signatures and motion sensors to alert you of a potential intruder in the event of a break in. You can also pair this with your smartphone through SimpliSafe’s mobile app, allowing you to check up on your home from wherever you are. 

To keep track of your front door, garden or driveway, experience the benefits of 140°ultra-wide field of view and night vision that comes with our outdoor security camera. Using wireless operation, the mere presence of a camera will warn any intruders away from your home, regardless of the time of day. 

Smart sensors

Start building your home security system by adding smart sensors to your devices. Keep all entrances to your home protected with our entry sensor and motion sensor, or use our temperature sensor, providing regular recordings and alerting you to a drastic increase or drop in heat through a simple text notification. It really is that simple.

For more advice on setting up your smart home, our team of security experts are on hand to help. We can work with you to create your ideal system, protecting your family using the best in technology. Give us a call today!