Science Fiction? Advancements Making Home Security More Green and AffordablThursday, October 10, 2013 by: Greener Ideal
Although we have yet to realize the dream of flying cars and momentous transport, technology has developed at blinding speed in the last few decades, especially new developments of green technology. The biggest change we have felt on the overall technology scene was brought on by the introduction of computers and wireless internet, technologies that have literally revolutionized the world. Such technologies are useful in a myriad of sectors and activities, even some which may not first be obvious when it comes to products and services that are green. Home security systems, for example, have developed leaps and bounds even from only ten years ago. Today, installing a full services home security system costs less and is more effective than was even imaginable at the beginning of the millennium with automatic turn on and turn off technology that is motion sensitive with new surveillance techniques. Here are some of the advancements in home security systems that have made safety in your home easy to use and greener than ever before.
Green with Ease
Today’s home security systems can be purchased in bundles that are wireless, wired, or a hybrid of both. These options allow the purchaser to think about their budget and their needs when buying a security system. These systems can be composed of completely wireless cameras with sensors that are battery operated and report back to either a personal surveillance system or a centralized manned system to watch over your home that saves energy by synching with your Wi-Fi and cloud technology. These wireless systems are a snap to install and set-up, as long as you don’t mind periodically charging the devices whether it is your smartphone or tablet.
The wired systems are usually a little bit more difficult to install, but never need to be charged and sometimes offer more immediate linking to surveillance units. Some people opt for hybrid wireless and wired systems, guaranteeing the most complete coverage of the home and continued security even during power outages or internet shortages that could block the wired or wireless systems respectively. Instead of using a security system that leaves lights on all night or captures video footage, a system that first detects motion will save you energy and money.
Incredibly, recent advancements in technology have made these various systems extremely easy to manage. Most systems can be managed and monitored by your smartphone or tablet, giving you access to your home’s security even when thousands of miles away. Similarly, surveillance by an outside company is centralized and much easier to manage. Watching over your home and your family never seemed so easy with this new technology!
Better yet, modern home security systems like SafeSoundFamily, are not only concerned with protecting your home from burglars or other such intruders. Many modern systems offer packages that link the utilities and outer areas of your home – such as thermostats, window locking, internet protection for your password to avoid fraudulence changes, fire watch, and outdoor surveillance – to the same home security system. For families that need to control all of these aspects of their home while away, or simply want to make sure things are running smoothly while their children are home or people are working, can easily check and control various aspects of their property from their mobile management devices. This can give you a more complete sense of control over your home and security for your family.
One of the biggest differences between the latest home security systems of today and those of yesteryear is the price. A security system that was, necessarily, wired in the walls throughout your home and linked to a central monitoring agency could easily cost over $3,000 for installation and a few hundred a month for maintenance and call services only a decade ago. Now, the most basic self-managed home security wireless systems can cost less than $100 dollars to purchase and under $50 a month to monitor. Agencies usually offer package deals that include professional installation and some form of monitoring for convenient pricing that was unimaginable in the recent past. Keeping your home and family safe is no longer a privilege of the wealthy but a reachable goal for everyone.
Home security systems have developed into close approximations of the impressive science fiction world we see in movies, at an incredible rate and an even more amazing price. Protecting your home and family is easier, more affordable, and greener than ever before.