5 reasons to invest in smart security

Week three of National Home Security Month is focusing on the growth of technology and how smart security in particular can benefit savvy homeowners. As a result, Yale is advising homeowners on its top 5 reasons to invest in the latest security gadgets.

1. Ease Of Access
Being able to control devices at the touch of a button is quickly becoming a key requirement from homeowners looking to purchase the latest gadgets. Brits want the ability to see what’s happening in their homes from anywhere at anytime, and with smart products they can simply using a smartphone app.

For instance, CCTV kits can be accessed via your smartphone to give you a live stream of your property.

2. Real-time Updates
Previously, if your home alarm had been triggered you wouldn’t know until you got home – unless you were fortunate enough to have a kind neighbour to let you know! However, now with internet-enabled security devices, alarms, CCTV, door viewers and even locks can send notifications, email and images to your smartphone or tablet to alert you to any changes such as a potential intruder.

3. Convenient Monitoring
CCTV systems allow you to view your property and record footage onto a hard drive – which can prove invaluable if you ever need to supply evidence to the police in the event of a break-in. However, these systems don’t have to be just for keeping an eye out for burglars, for extra peace of mind they can also check your kids are home safely or if your pets are chewing the furniture!

What’s more, with smart locks you can keep track of who is coming in and out of your home and if your door is unlocked and vulnerable. In addition, this feature is also beneficial for anyone who has home services such as cleaners or gardeners coming and going. What’s more, when connected to a digital door viewer, you can see who is at your property, and decide if you want to give them remote access – for example a delivery driver.

4. No More Lost Keys
Are you or your children forever losing your house keys? With smart locks these can help reduce the chance of homeowners losing keys, and in some cases, it rids the possibility completely. Our Yale Keyless smart lock enables entry via a smartphone, keytag, keyfob, or PINcode.

5. Inter-connectivity
A key benefits of smart technology is that there is no obligation to spend lots of money on extra accessories or a complete automated home system to get your kit up and running. Homeowners can purchase singular devices that work as standalone products and build out the system if you wish to at a later date. This is also not confined to home security products either. With a smart home hub, you can connect your smart security products with other technology such as entertainment or heating to create a truly smart experience at your own pace.

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your home is secure, wherever you are. Yale’s Smart Living range is available in a variety of options to suit your lifestyle. From our standalone products, to a complete home security system, built around an intelligent Smart Security Hub, which integrates with a wide range of modular accessories.