Technology October 30, 2023
In the age of the internet and smart devices, home security has experienced a significant transformation. Gone are the days when home security was mostly restricted to deadbolts and padlocks. In the Philippines, this transformation can easily be seen as modern technologies are making homes smarter and safer.
Here are some examples of new devices and systems many homeowners install to improve their home’s security:
Video doorbells, as popularized abroad by the Ring Video Doorbell, have become the number one security system among homeowners, and for good reason. These devices provide real-time video surveillance right at your doorstep, enabling you to screen visitors without having to physically open the door or gate. This not only enhances safety, but also adds a layer of convenience.
The video doorbell by Ring is available in select technology and home security stores in the country. However, you may also opt for alternatives that offer similar features at a more wallet-friendly price point.
It’s no secret that most large homes cast long shadows, making it difficult to see certain spots and corners at night. Unfortunately, this gives intruders several areas to hide or scope out your home undetected. This is where motion sensor lights come in. These devices use infrared technology to detect movement and automatically illuminate dark areas around your home when activated. Not only do they enhance visibility at night, but their sudden illumination can also startle intruders and discourage them from proceeding with ill intention.
In the past, CCTV cameras were fairly static and owners could only access footage at the recording terminal. Today’s CCTVs systems are a lot better as these systems are able to connect online, giving you access to high-definition video recording, remote access via mobile apps, and real-time alerts for suspicious activity. All you need to do is download the system’s companion app and you can monitor live footage anywhere and at any time.
To take full advantage of this feature, you can pair this system with Smart’s 5G Pocket Pro. With speeds up to 900 Mbps and the ability to connect 15 different devices at once, the 5G Pocket Pro is a fantastic partner for smart CCTV systems, especially if your system is at 1080p or higher resolutions.
Home automation systems, like Google Home or Amazon Echo, have come a long way in the last three years as they are becoming increasingly sophisticated and versatile. One of the primary ways these systems fortify security is through smart surveillance. By integrating other cameras and smart locks, these systems allow you to monitor and secure your property from any location.
Another way these systems help keep a home secure is by syncing up with smart lighting. You can easily set lights and other smart devices to turn on and off at predetermined times. This helps create the illusion of someone being at home, which is an especially useful feature if you’re a frequent traveler.
Creating a safer and smarter home is one of the most worthy investments you can make, which you can achieve with the help of these devices and systems coupled with Smart’s reliable services. After all, there’s no better feeling than knowing your home and family are safe and secure.