What are smart devices? Smart devices are those devices that are connected to the internet or other devices. This allows communication between devices for them to be inter-connected.
With recent trends in Internet of Things (IOT), Home Automation and Artificial Intelligence, smart devices have become a part of every household. They have become a part of daily life making life easier and comfortable. For example, using application on your mobile phone, you can turn on the air conditioning in your house. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
But most of the development in smart technology is being done in the field of security. There are many devices out there that not only allow you to monitor you home from a remote location, but can also use face recognition to tell you who is inside your house.
The best part about such smart devices is that you can easily install them on your own if you have a tight budget. Smart devices for security include cameras, locks etc. Each smart device comes with its own application which allows you to monitor your house remotely. It gives you more functionality and in case of emergency when you are away, it can notify you as well.
There are many companies out there that have a while variety of smart devices. You can check them out for more information. Listed below are some of the smart devices that allow you to automate your home and help you in making it more secure.
- Smart Locks:
There are all sorts of smart locks available out there. You can have locks that don’t require keys and can be opened with your smart phones. You can also give other people access to open locks.
- Smart Cameras
These sort of cameras can help you in monitoring your house when you’re not home. With a wide angle view, some smart cameras can recognize faces using facial recognition. Some high-end smart cameras can notify you in case of an intruder and if you don’t pick up the phone, they can then alert authorities.
- Motion Sensor
Smart devices often comes with sensors for determining humidity levels, temperature etc. Motion sensors, on the other hand, can detect the presence of individuals or animals and notify you in case of suspicious activity.
There are few considerations that you should keep in mind when it comes to choosing the smart security device for your home:
- Remote accessibility
- Mobile app functionality
- Compatibility with other smart devices
There are also concerns from people that smart devices may not be as secure as we made them out to be. Since these devices are inter-connected, if one device is hacked it can serve as an entry points for intruders so that they can eventually take over the entire home automation system. This can be dangerous in some cases. Therefore, when installing these smart devices you need to take precautions such as password protection and only sharing devices controllability with family members.