Many of the homes here in Central Florida stand within the borders of gated residential communities, many of which we staff with our security guards. However, many other homes stand outside of communities, without security guards and almost no security to protect their families and assets at all.
Fortunately for those outside of secured communities, we live in a new era of home security. Nowadays you can monitor your home from almost anywhere, and anything. And while some of the technology seems superfluous, there is a reason it exists. Crime is evolving.
Crime has been evolving since its invention, with security and crime constantly vying power. Every so often one becomes more powerful than the other, and residents look for new methods of keeping their homes safe, as not everyone has the luxury of relying on their communities trusty security guard team. Luckily for them, the home security industry is massive, innovative, and every growing. So the next time you think home video monitoring from your smartphone is excessive, think again, and just be fortunate it exists.
If your community is not monitored by a security guard, or you do not live in a community at all, then these are the devices for you.
So what’s available nowadays?
Most of the smart tech that we are going to talk about in this article is dependent of you having access to a smartphone, such as an iPhone or an Android phone. Smartphones allow you to connect with your smart security systems, and keep tabs on your property while you’re on the move.
Devices such as Piper, Nest Cam, and Canary are designed to keep you in the loop when you’re on the go. The home monitoring systems include things you might expect, such as video monitoring to your smart phone and motion detection. What you might not expect is even better. The new home monitoring systems will also alert you via push notification if something changes in your home, such as a window opening or drastic change in temperature. Some of the extra features rely on upgraded versions of the devices, or upgraded hardware.
How It Works
You can set the device to notify you based on which level of sensitivity you are inclined to know about. Maybe you just want to know when someone enters your home, or maybe you want to be alerted anytime a window is opened. This is all possible with the modern smart security tech. Many of these devices double as luxury items that allow homeowners to monitor temperature, humidity, and adjust lighting.
Don’t Forget About Video Surveillance
Smart home security tech and video monitoring devices are great for parents of children who are just starting to stay home by themselves, as well as those of you living with elderly family members who you are afraid to leave alone. Its also not a bad thing to be able to check in on your pets whenever you want – which can actually be pretty entertaining and funny.
If you are considering using one of these devices to supplement a small business, apartment complex, or construction site security system, it may not be a bad idea. There are definitely benefits to systems like the ones mentioned above.
For a complete sense of safety, small businesses, construction sites, and apartment complexes should be equipped with security systems as well as security guards.
About Apex Security Inc.
Since 2002, Apex Security has been guarding Central Florida’s assets with our skilled security guard team. Our Orlando, Kissimmee, and Tampa security guard services are amongst the top in Florida. Our security guard services will keep your property and valuables safe no matter what the situation is. We offer perimeter monitoring, 24-hour patrol, and more!
Call us at (407) 846-1435 or drop us a line at ApexSecurityInc.com.