Just a few years ago, home automation or systems aimed at automating a home was something that we only saw in movies or science fiction stories. However, this trend is currently reaching many households.
Automation systems, home automation, and remote surveillance can provide:
Effective security solutions to keep a home safe.
- Its inhabitants.
- The belongings that they keep in it.
We are going to see some home automation solutions for home security below.
1.- Alarms against intrusion:
They allow both connect with an Alarm Receiving Center and autonomous operation giving notice to the user through their mobile phone.
2.- Video surveillance:
Several video surveillance solutions can be integrated with a home automation system, sensors with an integrated camera, IP cameras, video door entry systems … All these systems aim to allow you to see what is happening in your home, receiving the images on your mobile phone.
- Sensor with the camera: If it detects unusual activity or presence while the alarm is activated, it will send a photo directly to your mobile phone, so you can see what is happening in your house at the moment.
- IP cameras integrated with the alarm: They allow you to see what is happening at home live through your smartphone and receive short video sequences during an alarming jump.
- Video intercoms: When they knock on the door, they allow you to see the images of who is calling, and they also allow you to answer through your mobile phone. Suppose you are thinking of installing this system in an apartment within a Community of Owners. In that case, you should advise yourself on LOPD since you will be capturing images that belong to common areas.
3.- Opening and closing of the entrances to the house:
Some systems allow you to open and close access to your home in an automated way. These are unlocked when they detect through a device or the geolocation of your smartphone that you are coming home, and they are blocked if a motion sensor detects an intruder in the vicinity.
4.- Presence simulation:
Almost 70% of the homes in which thefts occurred, in addition to not having any type of protection measure, were empty at the time of the robbery. For this reason, a very effective deterrent method is to make thieves believe that the house is inhabited by simulating presence, programming the lighting of the house, or some devices, such as the television, the radio, or the robot vacuum cleaner.
5.- Sensors to avoid domestic accidents:
Home automation focuses on avoiding external threats like the ones we have seen, but it also does much more. The home automation security system in a home can also incorporate sensors for detecting fires, gas and water leaks, or electrical surges. At the same time, it works with different mechanisms to avoid accidents, such as the possibility of cutting off gas, electricity, or water supplies, even while away from your home, to avoid problems.
How can home automation make our home safer?
Installing security systems integrated with home automation devices at home allows you to control aspects of your home even when you are away. This will be useful to avoid domestic accidents of all kinds. For example, it will avoid the problems that occur from leaving appliances on. It will help you make sure that your house has not been the victim of external threats thanks to the motion sensors, the alarm, or the video surveillance cameras. In addition, it is a good solution to simulate your presence through programmed actions (switching on the lights, switching the vacuum cleaner, operating the sprinkler system, etc.)
For a home automation security system to be safe, the connectivity must be not only by Wifi since a network drop could leave the system completely disabled.
Did you know all this about home automation solutions? It is a sector that has evolved a lot in recent years and now adapts to almost any situation. Sure some solutions can perfectly fit your needs if you’re in certain places in your home such as your kitchen.