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New Age Home Security

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With the advent of SMART Technology, it’s easier than ever before to keep your home safe. Gone are the days when you needed an expensive, professionally-installed system with hardwired sensors at every door and window opening.

The technology that in the 1990s was termed SMART, for “self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology,” has today become so widespread that few people give it a second thought. There were times, not so long ago, when it was impossible to leave your home, and feel secure unless you paid someone to check your property regularly. Today, you can leave town and check your home as often as you like.

Integrated Systems

Modern home security is wireless, effortless, and interactive. You can not only arm your system from afar, but you can monitor the comings and goings of your pool cleaners, yard maintenance crew, home cleaning workers, repairmen and even your own teenager, should you choose to do that.

New age security integrates security monitoring, lighting control, heating and other interior system controls, visual surveillance and access management. You don’t need a third-party service, although that is often a feature of security systems, and allows 24-7 oversight and emergency response.

The beauty of new age electronic monitoring is that you can “see” instantly on your computer or mobile phone what has transpired at your home, no matter whether you are across town or across the country. It also allows you to manage your home when you are away, and to set thermostats and lighting to welcome you on your return.

Why Should Your Care?

Security concerns for homeowners transcend simple worries about property damage. With modern technology, you can monitor the comings and goings of teenagers in your household, children’s activities, if they must be home alone, or aging parents who live by themselves. The protection extends in both directions, as well. Today’s security options allow a one-touch distress call to be transmitted easily and soundlessly in case of emergency, either to notify the owner of a problem, or to notify the police and other emergency responders.

Additionally, sensors within the home can trigger audible alarms, close gates or activate fire control systems. Security installations often include motion detectors, glass break monitors, CO2 detection and water leak sensors, so that any out-of-the-ordinary occurrence can be immediately checked and repaired.

Additionally, remote programming of yard irrigation systems is also possible.

Are Systems Fail-safe?

Well, not always. Even though new age security is much more reliable that it used to be, there are still glitches that occur. Sometimes sensors are overly sensitive, and occasionally the radio frequencies are interrupted or unreliable. But, the assurance afforded by new age security systems in certainly an extra measure of protection for homeowners.

The ability to maintain an awareness of what is happening at home while you are not there is a relatively recent milestone, one that many homeowners appreciate. Now, if there were only a way to program a robot to mow the grass!


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