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Home Security: 2017 Devices and Trends

by CustomHomes on Monday, June 19, 2017

Security cameraA home is meant to be comfortable. It’s somewhere you can go at the end of the day to relax, and feel free to be yourself. A home is also a shelter; a place to protect you from the elements. Homes protect their inhabitants from whatever dangers the world may hold – as long as they are secure. Crime is an unfortunate truth in our lives, but there are steps we can take to protect ourselves, our family, and our property.

2017 Security Devices and Trends

Predictions indicate that 2017 is the year that smart home technology will enter the mainstream. A smart home refers to houses whose appliances are all connected and can be controlled remotely by the owner via phone or internet. These can include televisions, temperature control, lighting, electronics including televisions, computers, security and camera systems.

Mobile Integration

Mobile integration, in particular, is a focus of the year 2017  that will allow homeowners to access and monitor video surveillance. It will also enable security alerts for trouble points directly to your phone! Smart homes lend to increased security in a multitude of ways. Some of these security systems can be pricey at their outset. However, they are well worth the investment and they deliver returns over time as they protect you from costly home disasters.

Video Surveillance

Video surveillance will no longer be reserved just for rich businesses. As technology continues to advance, they will slowly but surely be more readily available for residential homes as well. We’re already seeing some smaller devices make appearances, complete smartphone-enabled monitoring.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectors, much like smoke detectors, are a must for home security.  They attach to your wall, much like a smoke detector, and function by detecting high levels of carbon monoxide in your home. Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous gas that can be found in many homes and is virtually undetectable. It can be incredibly harmful, even fatal, because it mimics and replaces oxygen in the blood. While the impostor runs rampant, it deprives organs of oxygen.  Carbon monoxide is one risk you do not want to ignore.

Flood Detector

Another detector that will keep your mind at ease is a flood detector. It is installed and also functions in much the same way as a smoke detector. A flood sensor detects the moisture level in your home and warns you of potential flooding from broken pipes or faulty appliances.

These are only a few of the trends that we’ve  found. As each day passes, new advances in technology allow for more and more people to better prepare themselves for any emergencies that may come their way. Safety is something you can’t over prepare for, so we suggest keeping an eye open for anything new!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com