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Are Smart Homes More Secure?

03/28/2014 Back To Blog

Do you think smart homes are science fiction? Do you think they belong to future generations? Well, some refrigerators already talk and some devices already warn homeowners about going to bed without having secured the door locks. These are factual events in real houses, which belong to a few people. Soon, they will become a necessity and probably a routine. The question though is whether they will provide greater security or we will have the same headaches with our security door locks as we do today!

Smart locks for increased security

The philosophy of smart homes is based on recent technologies. The idea is to have full control of the house even by being far away through computers and smartphones. Some garage door openers already integrate such high tech devices for remote control and in this case you can open and close the panel even if you are in the other corner of the planet. Some electronic locks notify you about the status of your door in your laptop or smartphone, too. Locks and wall panels have alarms alerting you for leaving the window open or the door unlocked.

Equipment within smart homes will communicate with each other. If someone opens the door, the light of your bedroom will turn on. Some locks will even warn you about someone standing at your doorstep. It is not only the houses that get smarter, locks get clever, too. So, next time you'll consider lock replacement, choose the right electronic bolts. Having the right application and with the assistance of the Bluetooth of your cell the door will open and welcome you home. You can even grant access to friends and family. Well, that's all fine and convenient, you might say but will these devices make our homes more secure?

They certainly will. You won't have to worry so much about locking the doors because ten seconds after someone opens the door, it will automatically lock. If an intruder, expert in lock picking, manages to pass your security system and enters your home, the lights of your bedroom will flash warning you silently about the presence of perpetrators. Smart locks will also be connected to fire alarms and will unlock the door lockset to let you walk out in emergencies. And that's only the starting point! So, yes, we expect to live in much more secure homes!

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