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Technologies For Smart & Safe Homes

The number one priority for everyone nowadays is to keep their families safe and secure. A smart home provides just that with various security equipment available. The world has seen a technological boom in the last couple of years, and countless new gadgets have been invented to keep the home, kids, and even pets safe.

The technology related to security has advanced and merged brilliantly with smart technology to give the consumer an energy-saving and budget-friendly system to safeguard their homes, devices, and lifestyle seamlessly. Some technologies help you stay connected to your house while keeping it safe from intruders, and many smart devices notify you on your smartphone about any tampering or forcible entry.

Smart Home Security Devices

Here are some smart home security devices that are essential for every home.

Biometric Authentication

Biometric authentication is defined as the calculation of body measurement to gain access inside a house. This comes handy when you forget your keys or your smartphone and lock yourself out of your house. Many smartphones come with this technology that allows you to unlock your phone with your eyes or fingerprint. Phones aren’t the only gadgets that use this biometric technology, and suitcases and smart homes can also now be opened with the help of a fingerprint.

The biometric authentication uses either capacitance or optical technology. Also used in iPhones, the capacitance technology detects differences in thermal conductivity between the inner and outer layer of the skin to create an impression of your fingerprint, and the optical technology works by capturing a digital picture of your fingerprint. It is particularly useful to build a smart home as no intruder can enter your home.

Two-Factor Authentication

Fingerprint, iris, and facial recognition are one-factor authentication system as they require only one thing – a finger, eye, or face to get into a device or an account. With two-factor authentication, there is an added step making it more difficult for anyone to intrude or gain access to your house. This technology requires a code or a password in addition to your fingerprint. To give an example, say you are trying to log in to your bank account through a new laptop, which your bank’s site doesn’t recognize. Hence, you will have first to enter a passcode and then an OTP that is sent to your registered mobile number. As soon as you enter the code, you can log in your account. Two-factor authentication makes your house doubly secure.

Doorbell Camera

If you have kids staying alone at home by themselves, then a doorbell camera is a great choice for maintaining security. It allows you to see who is approaching the door before you let them in. A doorbell camera also comes useful to check when your kids come home.

Door Locks with Motion Sensors

A smart door lock enables you to secure your door and let someone in only with your knowledge. Motion sensors are super sensitive and can detect the tiniest of movement in a window or a door. These are great to have in a house with multiple doors and windows.

Wi-Fi Enabled Cameras

If you have constant visitors such as babysitters or housemaids, a Wi-Fi connected camera can help you keep a check on the house from anywhere. It is a technologically advanced nanny camera. A Wi-fi enabled camera will record the happenings in and around your home and let you catch a burglar or thief easily.

Smart Smoke Alarm

One last element of a security system is fire protection through smart devices. The best thing you can do for you and your family is to protect them from any mishap by practicing fire safety measures and installing smart smoke alarms in your house. A smoke alarm is a superior device because you can monitor it from anywhere and get alerts and notifications instantly. Smart smoke alarms also keep a check on the batteries and notify you when you need new ones.

Smart Home Security System

A smart home security system provides a one-stop solution to simplify and speed up the security process. If you want a full connectivity and coverage solution, select a smart security system that helps monitor thermostats, garage doors, or any other home appliance. Let’s take a look at guidelines to help you put together a complete smart home security system.

Compatibility

One significant part that must be addressed before buying a smart home security system is to make sure that all your other types of equipment are compatible with it. A full connection will only be possible when your security devices work together. Compatible equipment also helps you sync your devices and automate additional tasks.

Management and Monitoring

The best part of a smart home security system is that you can manage and monitor it from anywhere. It is preferable to find a solution wherein you can track all your devices through a single application.

These new technologies can make your life easy and lock down your information and data to protect your home, providing you peace of mind even when you are not home. These connected devices help owners devise an excellent security plan and make them feel like they are at home.

Author Bio: Arindam Paul is a founding member of Atomberg Technologies, a startup working towards manufacturing unique energy efficient fans and tech-savvy products. He is currently heading the Marketing and Long-term strategy division at Atomberg and is aiming to disrupt the world of household appliances.