Even if you live in a relatively safe neighbourhood, it's important to consider getting a home security system. A home security system can give you peace of mind and deter burglars from breaking into your home. But with so many different types of home security systems on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.
What Is A Smart Home Security System?
A smart home security system is a security system that uses smart connected devices to monitor your home for intruders. Smart home security systems can include door and window sensors, cameras, motion detectors, and more. It allows the user to do all of that remotely with their smartphone.
Benefits of a Smart Home Security System
There are many benefits of a smart home security system. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that it can help to deter burglars from breaking into your home. A smart home security system can also make it easier to keep an eye on your home, evenwhen you are not there.
Key benefits include:
- Peace of mind through remote monitoring
- Giving the user real-time alerts
- They eliminate false alarms
- They are more difficult to disable compared to more traditional systems
- They make financial sense - by deterring crime and damages
- Allows sharing of footage with law enforcement or insurance companies easily
1. What Are You Protecting
The first question you need to ask yourself is what you want your home security system to protect. Do you want it to protect your home from burglars? Or do you want it to protect your home from fires? Maybe you want it to do both. Knowing what you want your home security system to protect will help you narrow down your choices.
Determining what you want to protect will help you to determine the type of security that your premise needs.
There are several different types of security systems available, including burglar alarms, CCTV systems and wireless security cameras.
2. How Big Is Your Home
The size of your home or business will also play a role in determining the type of security system you need. If you have a large home, you may want to consider a CCTV system. A CCTV system will allow you to monitor all areas of your property.
If you have a small premise to monitor, a wireless security camera system may be all you need. Wireless security cameras are easy to install and can be placed almost anywhere in your home or business.
3. Does Your Smart Home Security System Meet Certain Basic Requirements
When choosing a home security system, it is important to make sure that the system meets certain basic requirements.
The smart security system should have these basic functions:
- Remote monitoring
- Options for customisation
- Allows for integration of other smart home automation systems (e.g. Google Home)
- Easy to use interface
- Alerts and notifications - smart phone integration
4. How Secured Is Your SmartHome System
When it comes to home security, it is important to choose a system that is reliable and secure.
There area few things to consider when determining how secure your smart home security system is:
- The type of encryption used
- How the data is transmitted and stored
- Who has access to the data
- The level of customer support
It is important to choose a system that uses strong encryption, as this will help to protect your data from being intercepted by hackers. The data should also be transmitted and stored securely, so that only authorized personnel can access it.
The CyberSecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) for consumer smart devices, as part of efforts to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security, raise overall cyber hygiene levels and better secure Singapore's cyberspace.
One should check for any CLS and product ISO certifications. The ISO standards demonstrate that the devices have successfully completed the code of practice for establishing and running information security, in areas such as cloud computing and the protection of personal data.
5. What Is Your Service Provider Support Like?
The next thing to consider is what kind of support your service provider offers. How quickly do they respond to queries?
Do they have a delegated support team to service you? It is common to find that providers have different levels of support, depending on the package you have signed up for. You should check with your provider what kind of support is included in your package.
Your service provider should be able to offer you the support you need to ensure that your devices are always up and running. They should also be able to help you troubleshoot any issues you may have.
Lastly, your service provider should also have a plan in place to help you recover from a breach. This may include providing you with access to their incident response team, as well as assisting you with identifying and remediating the root cause of the security incident.
The Home-A-Genius Difference
Home-A-Genius works within a local network rather than the internet; thus it may be utilized without the need for an internet connection. This implies you won't have to worry if our servers go down, which means that your data is at risk, or that your smart devices will suddenly cease to function.
In addition, you do not have to worry about compatibility issues, either, since we give a single App that may connect to a number of diverse appliances and electrical repairs all in one system.
Consult us today for your home security needs.