The very definition of a “system” is a group of components working together as part of a network. Therefore, the short answer to this blog’s headline is “absolutely yes” since your security system will definitely have several different “parts” to it. Let’s take a look at some of the elements your smart security system might contain.
- Smart door locks. In many cases, a smart door lock can be locked or unlocked using a key, a passcode that is punched in at the door or remotely using your smartphone or tablet. This is convenient for letting service people into your home and locking up after they leave, so you don’t necessarily need to be home to meet their schedule.
- Smart doorbells. A smart doorbell has a video camera that allows you to see who is at your door. It also has a two-way communication feature that allows you to talk with your visitor. Again, this can be done remotely so you can speak with delivery people and allow them into your home using the smart door lock, then locking back up after them once the delivery has been made.
- Video cameras. High-definition video cameras can work inside or out, in any weather conditions, and capture video in full-light conditions or the darkness. They can record video for review later, and they can notify you if the motion sensor is triggered, allowing you to see the real-time video on your smartphone or device.
- Door and window sensors. These will be activated if someone breaks the connection between the sensor’s two components if someone opens a guarded door or window. It will then trigger your alarm system.
- Motion detectors. These can be set to detect any motion in your home when no one is supposed to be there and can trigger your alarm system.
Other components of your home that you can connect to your smart security system include your lights and the thermostat. These can then be operated via your in-home control panel, a voice-activated virtual assistant such as Siri or Alexa, by hand, or remotely via your smartphone or tablet.
This can allow you to turn lights on and off from your phone when you are away on a business trip or vacation, giving people outside your home the impression that the house is occupied. You can also create specific “scenes” that will do a number of functions at once with the touch of one button. For example, if you set a “Bedtime” scene, when you press the button, the smart locks will lock, the alarm system will be set, the lights will turn off, and your thermostat will set to a predetermined temperature.
What would you like your smart security system to do for you? Contact Johns Brother Security for a free consultation, and we’ll talk with you about your needs, review the interior and perimeter of your home, then make a recommendation on customizing a system that will accomplish everything you’re hoping for and more.