The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision that is being realized today. And its impact on security system capabilities cannot be overstated.
What is the “Internet of things?”
Wikipedia: The “Internet of Things” is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing internet infrastructure.
In layman’s terms, the “Internet of Things” is a move toward smart technology in everything from fridges to TV’s to thermostats to light fixtures to smartphones and even running shoes and wristwatches connected to the internet. Yes, George Jetson’s smart home future world (The Jetsons) is on our doorstep. But what does this mean for security systems?
The Connected Smart Home and Interactive Security
Increasingly, consumers are asking for “easy to use” home automation technology. Consumer research indicates that the top purchase driver for these smart home automation systems is home security and that home security providers are the professionals that consumers trust to install and service these home automation systems.
In today’s connected smart home, sensors or devices can collect information as part of a home security system, providing vital data for monitoring a home’s security. The advantages of a home security system in a connected home is the interactive capabilities that allow consumers to monitor their homes with devices like a smartphone or a tablet, allowing them to check in anytime and arm and disarm their security system remotely, watch live video of activity in their home, or to do things like reset the thermostat, turn lights on and off and lock or unlock doors.
So, just like “the Jetsons” if Elroy leaves the door unlocked George can lock it remotely from the office.
Smart Home Security from Securiteam
The trend is for smart home security is clear. Smart Home consumers seem to agree, with professionally monitored security services now leading the adoption of Smart Home technology in millions of homes.
At Securiteam, we have partnered with Alarm.com, the pioneer of Smart Home security to provide interactive security systems that give home owners peace of mind, 24/7.
Interested in learning more about smart home automation systems and interactive security?