Last year we took a look at the future of CCTV and alarms and how technology was improving the way we use this equipment.
A year on, many of these predications in trends have become a reality, with more homes embracing the automation side of home security.
Home automation includes the control of your home electronics from one remote hub. This could be your lighting, your sound system, your heating and now even your door locks, alarm system and CCTV.
Being able to control your whole home from the palm of your hand simplifies the use of these systems. With most people owning smartphones, this automation is becoming easier as the handsets are already owned. Simply download an app and you have your remote with you at all times.
When using smartphones, the automation can go even further, by detecting your device on arrival to the home by Bluetooth, and automatically unlocking your door and disarming your alarm.
The possibilities are ever growing. Turn your heating on as you’re leaving work and check up on your pets through your CCTV cameras throughout the day. With these features becoming more cost effective, even local companies are able to provide you with top end, high quality security for your home.
Keybury currently offer CCTV remote viewing and are soon rolling out the ability to set and unset your alarm from your smartphone.