Home Security
November 8, 2018

Top 5 Home Security Trends Families Should Adopt

How many of us have the same feeling of: “I will do anything to protect my family”.

As much as this phrase is used… it is astonishing that the percentage of people who have home security systems installed in their homes is only 23%.

Why is this the case?

The home security industry can be difficult to maneuver, and often provide a sense of 'information overload' by the many options available.

However, families that choose to install a home security system have never been safer. With 24/7 online monitoring and notifications sent straight to their home, they feel safe knowing they took the right step in securing their home.

JM Security has put together a list of the top 5 most important home security trends we feel families should know about to start making their home a safe environment.

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1. Wireless Security Systems

Coming in at number one are wireless home security systems. What’s great about wireless systems is that they now rely on Wi-Fi or Z-Wave to communicate to the control panel or monitoring station.

This makes them more secure than wired systems because burglars can no longer cut the phone line, disconnect the internet, or turn off the power to disarm your security system.

2. Crash and Smash Protection

Ever since wireless systems started becoming the standard home security system, burglars decided that the only way they could disarm this new kind of security system was by actually tampering with the control panel itself.

Fortunately for us…New security systems have the ability to tell if they have been tampered with or damaged. If a burglar decides to destroy the system to avoid setting off an alarm, the system will know and alert the monitoring station right away.

Crash and Smash protects your security system, which in turn protects your family!

3. Child Safety

Everybody worries about their child’s safety.Which is why it is important to realize that there are various modern-day security technologies you can add to your home security system to help you monitor your children.

Security cameras such as the doorbell camera, are very useful for monitoring children; they record live video and audio feed of people entering and exiting your home and send it to your panel or mobile device.Motion detectors are also very useful devices for monitoring children. They take photos when they sense motion and send them to your mobile phone.

These are only two examples of the many security technologies that can help you keep an eye on your kids.

4. Smart Home

A smart home is best described as a home that is equipped with lighting, thermostats, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by phone or computer.

For families, this is especially useful because we all know how busy our daily lives can get...If you forget to arm your security system you can do so right from your mobile phone!

No more turning your car around to lock the back door or turn off the kitchen lights.Similarly, if you own a smart home device such as a security camera, you can control them from your mobile phone too.

Below is a short list of some useful smart security devices:

  • Security systems
  • Security cameras (Doorbell Camera)
  • Motion sensors
  • Thermostat
  • Locks
  • Garage doors
  • Lights
  • Speakers (Alexa)

Smart homes are the future of home security because they are easy, efficient, reduce household stress and fear.

5. Home Automation

Last but not least is home automation. As you have just learned, smart homes are homes equipped with smart security devices that can be remotely controlled. Well, home automation is the process of remotely accessing your smart security system or any other smart home devices. Home automation makes it possible to control your security system or smart devices through any connected device. Home automation is so useful because it gives you full CONTROL over your security even if you are not at home.

Who wouldn’t want remote control over home security?


So What’s Next?

As you can see there are many great home security options for families that will not only protect your family, but also keep your home safe, simple, and convenient.Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of modern-day home security systems and an understanding that the above trends are worth the investment.

Want to learn more? Book a free consultation today and have one of our experts show you how easy home security can be.

If you have any other home security trends you think are more important, feel free to let us know in the comments.

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