Advances in Security System Equipment
The electronic security industry has experienced many advances in the last few years. These days security systems are able to be integrated with many other functions and features of any house. Customers are able to unlock doors, adjust thermostats, turn lights on, and view cameras all through their alarm system.
The most popular update has been the use of interactive cellular communicators. This allows home and business owners to receive notification via email or text upon any activity with the alarm system. Customers receive a text or email when the alarm is armed, disarmed, and triggered into alarm.
Alerts can also be sent if a certain door is opened or a certain room is entered. Customers can arm, disarm, or check the status of the alarm system with their smart phone, tablet, or computer.
Parents with a teenager who gets home from school before the parents are home from work really like this feature. They can rest assured and relax once they receive the text or email that their child has gotten home safely.
This feature is also helpful when a family is going on vacation and isn’t sure if anyone armed the alarm. A family member can simply go on the app from a smart phone and check the status of the security system. If it is not armed, he or she can arm it while riding down the highway.
Having the security system integrated with the deadbolt is also a convenient feature. Many businesses or households have us install deadbolt on the front door that is unlocked by a code. When the correct code is entered, the deadbolt is unlocked and the alarm system is also disarmed. The customer doesn’t even have to enter the code on the alarm system.
Thermostats and lights can also be integrated into the security alarm. This way, the customer can go to the same app and adjust the thermostat or turn a light on from anywhere where he or she has internet access.
Perhaps cameras have had the largest advances in the last couple of years. Now with internet protocol (IP) cameras being affordable, customers can remotely view cameras at their house on their cell phone, tablet, or computer. IP cameras offer a much more clear and vibrant picture.
One difference between the IP camera American Alarm offers and the camera systems offered by most other companies is that our camera system records full-time. This can be anywhere from several days up to months, depending on the hard drive. Other camera systems either don’t record or only record 10 second snippets. The cameras you see advertised are really only for live viewing and aren’t very effective for reviewing footage.