The latest advancements in high-tech wireless products help to keep homes safe. Advances in technology have been racing along exponentially. Batteries are getting smaller and lasting longer. Wireless data transmission has become much more secure. New processor chips are making products more capable than ever before. These technologies are being used in every industry from medicine to entertainment, and they are also being used in the designs of new home security equipment.
Wireless Alarm Sensors
One of the big advancements in home alarm systems iswireless sensors. The sensors no longer have to be connected by a cable back to an alarm panel. The sensors now have two-way communication with the alarm panel. Window and door sensor instantly send a signal when there is a breach. Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors also send a signal when their sensors detect a fire or CO gas in the home. Each sensor usually uses a single CR123 lithium battery that can be replaced in seconds and lasts for years.
Wireless sensors make securing a home easy to do. Every door and window can have a sensor connected without the need to tear into walls to run cables. Installation is quick and does not leave a mess. Specialty sensors are also available for detecting heat and cold as well as flooding. Wireless motion detectors can be installed even in homes with pets that move throughout the house when no one is home.
Easy Key Fob Arming and Disarming
The standard push button alarm panel is still part of every system. It is used to check the status of the system, arm it and disarm it and is even used to alert users of a low battery condition of any connected sensor. The remote key fob to arm and disarm the system without entering a code is a welcome high-tech security accessory for home alarm systems. The devices are designed to prevent circumvention by criminals while keeping it easy to arm or disarm a system. This is done by pushing a single button on a little device that can be attached to a key chain.
Wireless Surveillance Cameras
Wireless home security cameras let the average home have around-the-clock video surveillance to any area on the property where an electrical outlet exists. The cameras do not need a cable run back to the monitor to carry the video and audio signals. They are transmitted wirelessly. However, the cameras do require electrical power to operate. The camera and wireless transmitter use too much electricity to make powering them by battery feasible at this time. They can be used anywhere there is an electrical outlet close by to plug the power adapter into.
Once connected, the cameras can send a signal back to a television monitor in the home. It can be a dedicated monitor; a TV set or even a computer. The signals from the camera can also be sent over the Internet. IP (Internet Protocol) cameras can connect directly to the Internet, allowing a homeowner to log into the camera the same way one would log into a computer connected to the Internet. This makes remote viewing of what the camera is seeing and hearing easy. Any Internet browser or Smartphone with the appropriate app can be used to log into the camera by using a secure user ID and password.
Smartphone can be used to control a home security system remotely. Smartphone with an app and Internet connection can control the home alarm system remotely. IP cameras can also be monitored using the same technology. What the cameras are seeing can be checked anywhere there is an Internet connection. This gives peace of mind to homeowners who are on vacation or who must leave pets at home while at work or school.
The technologies used in home security are continually advancing. Systems are available at great prices now because they can be mass produced and are not labor intensive when it comes to installation. Being modular in design also means every home can have a system now and easily add to it later on.
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