The classic image of the oversized “alarm bell” ringing in a bank after a robbery appears time and time again in old movies. By today’s standards, the alarm systems of the 1930’s and 1940’s seem almost ridiculous. At the time, these alarm systems were cutting edge. As the years progressed, variations of alarm systems intended for home use came into being. Video cameras capable of recording images on time-lapse tape emerged. Video reflected a tremendous leap for home security. Not only could cameras assist in deterring intruders, but the recorded images also captured evidence of the crime. The recordings helped with prosecutions of the guilty and the recovery of stolen merchandise.
Modern home alarm systems reflect the continued growth and evolution of security devices. In today’s security landscape, home alarms provide even more security-boosting features than what people only imagined only 10 years ago.
Hardwired No More
Modern alarm systems no longer require extensive hardwiring. Homeowners who prefer this method can choose a hardwired setup. In requesting a hardwired system, however, physical wires must be run to connect and power an alarm. The installation requires drilling into the walls and other steps. When a homeowner moves, the hardwired system must be disassembled, packed up, taken to the new residence, and reassembled. Such measures may be a bit cumbersome. With a modern alarm system, a Wi-Fi signal works quite well.
Wi-Fi reflects only one type of technological advancement. Tech enhancements also opened the door for additional security monitoring. Specifically, remote monitoring becomes possible with advanced Wi-Fi systems.
The Home Security App
Today, millions upon millions of people opt to use a smartphone to do more than communicate with others. The installation of apps on a mobile device allows for using scores of different programs. Integrating a home security system into a smartphone through access to a sophisticated app is now possible.
Turning the home security system on and off isn’t the only function available. With a sophisticated home security system app, viewing the live feed of a security camera becomes possible. The images can also be recorded onto a digital drive and replayed on the app.
The app can also send messages when a security system suffers from a compromising event. If an alarm ends up disarmed due to a power outage, homeowners would appreciate the notification.
Modern home alarm and security systems now feature integration with full home automation setups. Locking doors and windows along with shutting off lights now go hand-in-hand with streamlining home security operations. Look for even more streamlined home security advancements in the future. Technology and home security both continue to evolve.
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