Smart home technology – including smart video surveillance technology – has the potential to completely revolutionize the way that we think about home security as well as the way we go about protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and all of our property.
Smart home solutions have been advertised as “just around the corner” ever since The Jetsons showed up on TV zooming around and living life with Rosie the Robot. But up until just a few short years ago smart technology was incredibly limited, though nothing could be further from the truth today.
Industry insiders believe that by the year 2020 more than 50% of all US households will have some kind of smart home technology in them, and that the overwhelming majority of those homes will have smart video surveillance technology as the foundation that smart home solution.
We are very much living the life of tomorrow today, and things are only going to get more exciting from a smart home technology standpoint going forward. But if you aren’t still sold on all of the benefits that smart video surveillance has to offer, hopefully we are able to shed a little bit of extra light on the subject for you below.
Let’s dive right in!
Fully automate your homes security
As it is right now, the overwhelming majority of homes have “defensive” solutions in the security department – and most all of those solutions are as dumb as it gets, from a technological standpoint, anyway.
We have doors that lock, windows that are designed not to open, and a whole host of other security solutions that have proven to be reasonably affected for 100 years or more. At the same time, thieves and criminals of today have learned how to effectively neutralize these security solution and unfortunately because they are “dumb” these security setups are useless when they fail.
When, on the other hand, you move forward with “smart” surveillance technology – surveillance and security technology that actively works to repel those that would seek to do you or your loved ones harm – you don’t have to worry about whether or not your defenses have been breached.
Should something go wrong, these smart technologies will immediately alert the authorities and begin to impede the people that are looking to breach your property, all without you having to do literally anything at all.
These new features are as close to set it and forget it as you’re going to get from a security standpoint.
Actively surveil your property on a 24/7 basis WITHOUT having to pay big bucks each month to do so
Another huge benefit you are going to get out of smart video surveillance components in your homes security some is the ability to actively surveil every square of your property at any point in time – from any Internet enabled device – without having to spend a small fortune on these kinds of services from a third-party operation.
Sure, there are security companies out there that promise this same kind of service but almost all of charge at least $100 every single month just for the opportunity to make you can purchase independently, set up on your own, and monitor any time you like 100% free of charge.
This alone is well worth the “cost of admission” to begin integrating these kinds of smart surveillance technology into your security web. Combine these kinds of cameras with the rest of your smart home security features, including active alarms, and you are going to be much better protected than you ever could have been otherwise.
Not everything is an emergency
One of the coolest benefits of implementing a smart video surveillance center in your home is the ability to regularly “check-in” on your pets and animals throughout the day, make sure that your elderly loved ones or your children are taken care of, or that your property is in exactly the kind of condition that it was when you last left it.
These kinds of situations may or may not involve an emergency as far as the standard definition is concerned, but the peace of mind that you will be to enjoy when you make the most of this kind of technology is often reason enough to pull the trigger on this kind of investment.