The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly reduced the amount of people moving around and using products in the open. However, the need for safety and security has not decreased. In fact, households and businesses are more reliant than ever on technology to keep them safe and secure.
Most residential security systems, such as those offered by ADT or Vivint, monitor various aspects of a home’s temperature, motion, and sound to identify potential threats and intruders. These homes security systems can also be monitored remotely, giving the owner full control and access to his or her property at all times. Even during the pandemic, the need for safety and security is greater than ever. After more than a month of mostly staying at home, many people are looking for ways to occupy their time and get some exercise, but remaining vigilant about their safety and security.
While some may look at security cameras as a luxury item, they can also be seen as an essential part of remote monitoring. According to Fit Small Business, 48% of homeowners think security cameras make them safer and more comfortable, while 42% feel they make them less safe.
Thanks to smartphones and other types of digital devices, it is now possible to monitor a home’s security status from anywhere. This allows homeowners to see who comes to their door, whether or not their alarm system is set, and if it goes off, they can view video footage of the event and identify who came to their home and entered it without permission. Additionally, many of these devices can be monitored remotely, which means an alarm could go off without the user even being in the house.
If an alarm goes off and no one responds in a timely manner, this could mean that someone is trying to break in or that there is a fault with the security system. In either case, it would be best to address these issues as soon as possible so that a home’s safety and security are not compromised.
Security alarms from ADT and Vivint offer some added advantages over traditional sensors and buzzers. These smart alarms connect to the Internet and can learn from past behavior patterns. When an alarm is set off by a sensor, it will send a message to the monitoring station to alert the security company and contact the homeowner or business owner.
Traditional alarm systems are generally set off by a smoke detector or carbon monoxide (CO) sensor. However, these alarms only go off when there is something wrong and cannot distinguish between various other situations, such as a cat jumping up on the bed or someone knocking at the door. Once the alarm is triggered, the only option for the user is to call the monitoring station and hope someone answers.
While a connected security alarm can alert the homeowner or business to a potential issue, it also offers the ability to monitor and track patterns of life in the home. Some security systems track daily habits and routines, such as who comes home when, how long they stay, and if there are any changes in their behavior. Additionally, these alarms can be set up to alert the user to any suspicious activity, allowing a vigilant safety measure even when the homeowner is away.
While most people think of security cameras when it comes to monitoring a home, other devices such as security doorbells and door sensors can be used to create a smart home environment. These small items connect to the Internet and allow the owner to monitor visitors to his or her home using video chats or webcams.
A connected doorbell can detect when someone comes to your door, whether or not they have a smartphone, and allow you to monitor and engage with them via video chat. This provides an extra layer of security as you can see who comes to your door and whether or not they have permission to be there. Additionally, connected doorbells can record videos and take photos for later viewing. These photos could be used as evidence in the event of a crime or accident if the homeowner is accused of or involved in something that occurred in their home.
While police officers may not be able to protect you from everything, surveillance cameras and other tools of technology can help ensure that your home is a safe and secure place. With the Covid-19 pandemic limiting the number of people moving around in open spaces and increasing the need for safety and security, connected devices and technology can play a crucial role in keeping you and your family healthy and safe.