Technology Growth and the Effect on Home Security
Back in the early days of the 1700s, a simple lever tumbler lock was how homes were being secured. Our Smart Home can now lock itself up with just a push of a button from our cellphone. The security needs and demands of society continue to merge with technology to form a constantly evolving market. What started in the 1800s as a commercial-based neighborhood monitoring system for the local businesses, is now available to all homes.
Cost of Smart Home Security
Even though technology has advanced, the cost to have a device in your home has declined. Years ago, a basic alarm in the home could cost about $1,000. Today you can get a simple doorbell camera for about $100. Statistics show that over 1 million burglaries occur during the year nationwide. Why then do we also find that only about a fourth of the homes in the nation have a security system?
Benefits of Connected Smart Homes
Recently, homeowners have begun to see the benefits of having a source of security monitoring on their property. The news has daily reports of porch thieves and car break-ins. As new home security technology develops, it is becoming more affordable with endless options to secure your property and keep your family safe.
In addition to the loud, electromagnetic alarm, there are the popular video cameras. Originally, closed-circuit television came about in the 1940s for commercial use. The negative aspect of this was that it was only for live monitoring feed. Next came the reel-to-reel recording, an expensive and inconvenient process. Change came with the new VCR technology in the 1970s. The security systems could now record without human supervision. The recordings could be viewed and saved.
Home Security Camera Advancements
Digital technology arrives on the scene and has made video surveillance manageable and cost-effective enough for the average homeowner to own. What other options are available to keep your family safe? In addition to home security systems, smart video doorbells, and security cameras, there are also smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. These devices can be accessed through the internet, where the homeowner can see a present status or check on the remaining life of the battery. The appearance of Echo, Alexa, and other Smart Home monitors, have made it possible to join smart locks, speakers, garage door openers, and security cameras to our security packages for your home.
The Future of Home Security
We see advancing technology growing daily, and we can only begin to imagine what the future may hold for home and business security systems. For now, we already have endless possibilities from which we can choose, no matter what our economic situation is or what specific security needs there are. We only need to educate ourselves on what is available. Discuss your concerns with safety experts in your area, consider your neighborhood, and protect your home. Security companies can even build on an existing security system that you may already have on your property. Have one less worry, and keep your family safe!
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