Well, all that is about to change.
If you have not been aware of it just yet, there is a huge movement of companies starting to adhere to the growing popularity of the iPhone and even other smartphones. Just under a decade, the “Smartphone Era” has managed to take over just about every single part of our lives: The way we communicate, the way we socialize, the way we shop, and now – the way we protect our homes.
Smartphones vs. computers
It started when we began use our phones over computers. A computer is so much faster than a phone. Theoretically most of the computers are up to 10 times as fast as smart phones out there. Yet, we still cling to the mobility of our phones for social media, editing photos and video chatting (which were all tasks we needed computers for). It was that moment when home security companies started to see the possibilities unfold.
There was a time when home security was simply something that you sign up for — get some hardware installed, and an alarm would go off during an emergency.
Well that could only get so far.
What if the user wasn’t at home? What about the police? How were they informed if no one was there to call them? So monitoring came into play. The idea is that if you were away, there was a person available to respond for you regardless of where you were. For example, if your house was to be broken in to, and you were not there to call the cops – the monitor assigned to your home would do exactly that for you.
Your iPhone and home security
The question then became, how could we hand the keys back over to the homeowners’ hand without leaving them at risk when they are not at home?
With apps like Alarm.com, home security companies are able to deliver quality & classic home security hardware like glass break detectors, motion sensors and many others along with the newer technology that uses the iPhone and various other smartphones to control some of these features.
It’s called “home automation” and allows users to do some really futuristic things with their homes.
Some of the features included in home automation include:
- Turning off your appliances with a single tap on your phone
- Turning off and on lights all from your phone
- Monitoring your own home right through the app itself
And the best part? You can be anywhere in the world to do all this.
The smartphone era is not coming to a close any time soon. Home security has never been the coolest thing to talk about, until you start mentioning home automations, smart homes and how your favorite 4-inch device (that essentially runs your life) comes into play. Now that’s sexy!