Do you need a paid home security service anymore? You may not, actually. Home security has come to the smart home market. Today we have access to a variety of smart home security cameras, smart garage door openers, smart locks for your front door, smart window sensors, doorbells, and more. This can certainly be a confusing minefield to navigate through. Let’s talk about this a little bit.
One of the big smart home security devices that people want is front door locks. It’s nice to be able to ask Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to lock the front door on your way to bed. They serve other uses, too. Smart door locks are great to have for a child that always loses their keys or contractors that need temporary valet access to your house while you’re at work.
Another big product consumers are interested in lately are smart doorbells. Smart doorbells are nice because they combine two products in one. They act as both a notification device and a motion activated camera. Most potential robbers approach the front of the home and check to see if anyone is there before breaking and entering. A smart doorbell solves this issue by both capturing foot ages of that person and notifying you when they ring your doorbell. Smart doorbells allow you to answer your front door from anywhere in the world giving it the appearance that you are always home.
There are very few companies that sell a good all-in-one solution, though. Every smart home device manufacturer has a particular area of expertise. That’s why it’s so difficult to create a total smart home security solution. These products weren’t designed to speak to each other. For this, you’ll need a good smart home hub and service.
There are a lot of smart home hubs on the market. Hub it at and Wink both make good devices. They can be limited on what products they are able to communicate with, though. There better products on the market such as the Control4 system. The Control4 system is capable of bringing together a wide array of devices to let homeowners communicate with them in intelligent ways.
Of course, you’ll need to speak to a Control4 dealer to bring your smart home security system together. Control4 dealers will be able to do more than simply install the smart home hub and service. They will be able to guide you through creating a smart home strategy and discuss with you which products will best fit your needs.