Home alarms have come a long way since the early versions of the 1990s; older alarm systems consisted of a bunch of wires and a rigid, analogue control panel. Nowadays, alarm systems come with "smart connectivity", meaning that they can be controlled via Bluetooth signals or Wi-Fi signals from a mobile source.
With this new feature, home alarms have been designed with multiple unique capabilities that make them easier to use for controlling and securing the home. Some of these advanced capabilities include:
Some advanced home alarm systems are now equipped with doorbell cameras. The small camera is typically installed inside the doorbell button itself. Anyone who comes to your door and presses the bell will trigger the camera to turn on and send a signal to your controlling device. The control could be your mobile phone or any other device that is linked to the security system.
The camera then allows you to get a clear view of the person knocking on your door, whether or not you're at home. You can also keep a log of who comes to your doorstep after specific time intervals.
Smart locking systems
Another innovative feature of home alarms is smart door locks. These locking systems allow you to leave behind your physical keys, and to use a mobile device to active your door locks when necessary. How do they work? Your mobile phone sends Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals to the locks where you can choose whether the door remains locked or unlocked as desired.
Smart locking systems come in handy when your home alarm goes off. If a threat is detected, you can quickly arm the locks to secure the doors in a fraction of a second. You can also do this at home or remotely which makes the system secure and convenient to use.
Traditional video surveillance cameras have many different limitations. They can't be controlled from a mobile location, and they tend to have limited recording capacity. To make your surveillance system more useful, modern alarm systems come equipped with Wi-Fi cameras. Wi-Fi cameras transmit Wi-Fi signals so they can send and receive instructions in real time. In addition, they can upload footage to a cloud storage that reduces the likelihood of their memory becoming filled up. Homeowners can now adjust the position of their cameras and obtain footage even without being physically present in the home.