How Are Smart Homes Changing the Security World?

How Are Smart Homes Changing the Security World?

After you buy a house, one of the first steps is to find the best security system for it. Today’s development of home security systems and technology will make that decision much harder than ever. Wired, no wired, wifi, smart home, or is there a combination of all?

What is the best option for your house and your family? Which system can respond, to your needs, the best? How are smart homes changing the security world, and are they a good option for you?

Keep reading and find out something about the history of the home security world and smart homes.

Development of home security systems

A long time ago, home security systems weren’t interesting and innovative as they are today. With limited resources and a lower level of development, people couldn’t do much. But throughout history, people have been trying to find the best ways to secure all valuable things in their life.

The first type of protection were animals – guard dogs. Next, people used hidden bells that would expose thieves if they try to break into a house. These were some of the poorly sophisticated systems.

Afterward, deadbolt locks were developed. They were good enough till criminals find a way to breakthrough. With the development of electricity and magnets, people invented the first voltaic burglar annunciator. After on, people realized that they need some type of surveillance to make home security system almost perfect.

Today, we have a wide range of choices, from wired and no wired video surveillance, to the best wireless security system and smart homes.

What is Smart Home Technology?

Has it ever happened to you that you went on the trip and everything was fine, but suddenly a little heart stroke break off all enjoyment – you are not sure if you turned of iron, the cooker, or water? If the answer is “Yes!”, then the Smart Home Security System is something that would interest you.


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The smart home is a type of security system. It includes a home setup where all types of devices can be controlled remotely from anywhere you are. You can do that by using a smartphone or other network device through an internet connection. It is a self-learning system, so it can remember the owner’s habits and schedules, and make adjustments if it is needed.

This system can include a hardwired or wi-fi system. Also, you can have both. In that way, you can peacefully, set up your home studio and be sure that nothing will happen to it.

How does Smart home work?

The working process of this security system is really easy when you look from outside. You have the main device and the internet of things. When something isn’t as usual with devices interconnected to this system, it will send a message to you or other recipients.

Benefits of Smart Home Security System


1. Home management insights and managing all from one place 
With this system, you can see the functionality rhythm of you and your home. How often you’re on your computer, what do you prepare for dinner, etc. And good thing is that you can find out all of that from only one device or just one app from the phone.

2. Energy efficiency is increased

As said before, this system learns your habits and schedule, so it can provide better usage of energy. For example, it can turn on or turn off the lighting, depending on whether you are in or out of the room.

3.Remote control of home devices

For example, in this cold weather, you can turn on the heating while you are on a way to get back home.

4.The level of home security is maximized 

Potential challenges with Smart Home Security System

This home security system sounds so good, almost perfect, but there are some challenges with it, such as:

  • Is it intuitive for non-users?
  • How many people can use this system?
  • Is it easy to make changes to setups? 


It is more than obvious that Smart Homes are changing the Security World more in a positive than in a negative way. It is a very innovative and interesting method of securing your home from different dangers, burglary or a moment of inattention.


One is sure – can’t wait to see which changes smart homes will bring to home security systems in the future.

Lisa Bianconi
Author: Lisa Bianconi

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