Technology has made it simple to set up a smart home with a customised alarm system to suit your needs. It’s made it easier than ever to monitor your home from pretty much anywhere. Depending on your needs, you can install a system that you can monitor yourself from your smartphone, or pay to have professionals monitor 24/7, alerting local authorities if an alarm if triggered.
When moving into a new home, safety and security should be a priority. Home security is an important consideration when moving into a new home. You want to ensure that you and your family are safe, as well as your pets and belongings when you’re away from home.
After designing your dream home, it’s important to invest in proper security to give you peace of mind.
An access control system acts as your own electronic gatekeeper, allowing for the free flow of authorised people while denying entry to unwanted visitors. Thieves and trespassers will be shut out, reducing your exposure to crime and increasing the security of your home.
The different types of access control systems available include:
Access cards, card reader and access control keypad.
Access management dashboard, integrations or API.
Electric door lock hardware, access control panels, and access control servers.
In addition to locally-hosted access control systems, where the server is onsite, there are also these other options:
- Cloud-based access
- Mobile or smartphone-based
- IoT-based access control
Keys and deadlocks have updated to electronic access control systems in a lot of homes. People want to have control over their security.
Alarm systems are designed to detect unauthorised entry into a building or area and provide protection against burglary (theft) or property damage, as well as personal protection against intruders. There are a range of basic systems through to the latest technology and advanced security systems available. It depends on your home, your needs and of course, your budget.
CCTV is the ultimate crime prevention tool whether it be a live feed to your smartphone or ready for 24/7 playback. With CCTV you can keep a record of the activity in and around your premises, so that in the event of a break-in or an event, there will be solid evidence to show police. You can pair this with other security systems to ensure your home has the right amount of protection.
If you would like total peace of mind, you can pay professionals to monitor your premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Having your premises continuously monitored ensures that someone will be notified in the event that your alarm system activates. Your security system will protect your premises in the event of burglary, intrusion, fire and any emergency situations. Monitoring will ensure that your alarm sirens are not ignored as they can see what type of alarm is coming through and can then act by calling authorities if needed.
If you’re wanting to add a communication system to your home for an extra layer of security, installing an intercom is a great idea. With so many different intercom systems available it can be overwhelming trying to choose the right system for your home.
The choice of an intercom system for your home is influenced by many factors – function, connection, environment, power, and integration. These factors should be considered before purchasing an intercom system.
It’s a good idea to have various layers of defence for your home. In addition to security cameras, you may want to consider storing valuables in a safe, as it’s a relatively low cost way to protect your valuable items. If you’re going away, you can also ask neighbours to collect your mail, or park in your driveway to make it appear that the house is occupied. Depending on your home, you may be able to set internal lights or radios on timers.
Invest in a customised alarm system for your home
From digital security systems to access control systems, there’s many different alarm systems for you to consider. It’s best to consult a professional to receive the right advice specific to your needs and the layout, location and value of your home and contents.