What is an Interactive Security System?
The days of having a loud siren go off in your home, and being the extent of your home security system, is in the past. The modern home security turns on and off by your virtual home assistant’s help or your smartphone. It doesn’t stop there. Today we have interactive systems. We give commands and rules, and our house listens. Is this automation necessary? What is wrong with just the alarm going off when someone breaks into your house? First, if that is all you have for a security system, unless someone is home and hears that alarm, it isn’t going to help too much. By the time any neighbors investigate, the burglar already came and left.
Interactive home security is just what it describes. You are actively communicating with your security system that is at your home. You manage it from your smartphone, desktop, or other electronic devices through an app. One of the best examples would be video cameras around the outside of your house. Rather than waiting for someone to break into your home before an alarm goes off, cameras can detect motion in your yard. Some cameras detect activity up to 65 feet away before they get close to your property. The video doorbell is a very interactive device. It will alert you when it sees motion nearby. If the person gets close enough to the door or rings the bell, you have the option of having a two-way conversation with them or not.
Watching The House
Security System cameras that are inside your home can also have an interactive role. You can see what is going on in the house while you are away. You’ll see the kids coming home, the pets on the furniture, or the babysitter making the kids dinner with the touch of a button.
Cameras that are inside your home can also have an interactive role. You can see what is going on in the house while you are away. You’ll see the kids coming home, the pets on the furniture, or the babysitter making the kids dinner with the touch of a button.
Interactive Home Control
Security System Cameras are just the beginning of an interactive home protection system. With your app, you can program what devices you keep on alert. Your home can now tell you that you left the garage door open and then close it, or the front door is still unlocked and then lock it for you. The options are endless. You can take control of your lights, thermostat, or anything else that plugs in.
Is all this necessary? You can never be too safe. Yes, some of these items may not seem vital, but they all add to your family’s protection. It is your decision on how to layer on the safety measures. As you can see, we are beyond simple siren alarms. Give us a call today at CRS Home Security, and along with Brinks Home Security alarm monitoring, and we can set you up with exactly what you need for your home.