Home Security Systems of the Future

Written by | Updated May 30, 2014

Home security systems aren’t just for protection anymore. New technological advancements have made security systems into home necessities. With a long list of features that both protect and enhance your life, home security systems have become a part of our lifestyles.

Home security systems continue to evolve with time, but now that security systems are so advanced, what exactly can we expect of our futuristic home security systems? Let us show you exactly what home security systems are now capable of.

Fire Monitoring: You shouldn’t have to wait until you smell smoke to know that there is a fire in your home. Advanced fire detection systems can alert you immediately when there is a fire hazard. The system can even notify the local fire department for you.

Medical Alert Systems: Medical emergencies should never be dealt with alone. Personal help buttons make contacting emergency services a click away. You can carry them as either a wristband or a pendant and some may include a built-in intercom that allows for two-way communication with trained professionals, no matter where you are. Some providers gadgets can even detect if you have fallen down.

Carbon Monoxide Monitoring: You shouldn’t just rely on your nose to detect carbon monoxide, mainly because you likely won’t know you’re breathing it until it’s too late. Many security systems can now detect if carbon monoxide levels are unsafe in your home and alert you to evacuate before anything bad happens.

Home Automation: Being away from home doesn’t mean you have to be out of control. With home automation, you can keep tabs on your house no matter where you go. You can lock and unlock doors, disarm the security system, adjust the thermostat, turn off lights, or shut off appliances, all from an app on your cell phone, tablet, or computer.

Video Monitoring: Remote video monitoring systems can let you watch what is happening in your home while you are away. Not only can you see if someone has broken into your house, but you can also keep track of pets while you are away or watch your children as you work from another room. Cameras will detect any motion and can record video to be watched later.

Storm Protection: You don’t have to lose your peace of mind when a storm blows through. High capacity batteries can be used to keep a system working in the case of a power outage. You can even stay connected if the landlines go out by backing up the system to your cell phone.

Flood Alerts: Don’t let a flooded basement greet you when you return home from vacation. Advanced home security systems can detect if water is leaking or building up inside of your home before it becomes too late.

Not all security systems offer the same features. Use the SafeWise security system finder tool to discover which ones offer the features that best suit you and your lifestyle.

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Written by Hillary Johnston

A proud mother of four, Hillary is passionate about safety education. She holds a degree in Public Health and Disaster Management. Learn more

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