WiFi home security systems help to drastically improve the safety of your home. They consist of various devices, such as outdoor security cameras, indoor security cameras, motion sensors, and home alarm systems – each of which come with their own list of unique features.
For all the benefits that WiFi home security systems bring, there are several aspects that you must take into consideration before making a purchase. The following article details the top 5 factors to keep in mind during the decision-making process.
1. Installing Your Devices
Before purchasing any WiFi home security device, it is essential that you have a stable WiFi connection in your home. All WiFi home security devices will require this to function as intended. Ensure that your WiFi router has at least a 2.4 GHz bandwidth as most devices will not operate appropriately without this. If your WiFi connection is poor, consider purchasing a WiFi extender to boost the range of the connection throughout your home.
Next, consider where you will install the device and how. You can install WiFi home security devices yourself or enlist the help of a professional. Local Heroes is a great service that allows you to search for local tradespeople in your area to complete the work on your behalf. This will give you the peace of mind that your devices have been installed correctly. Additionally, a 12-month guarantee is provided on all services which are paid for via the Local Heroes website.
2. Smartphone Compatibility
It is important to check if your smartphone or tablet is compatible with the devices you are installing. Most of them will work with iOS or Android devices. If your smartphone or tablet is compatible, ensure it is running the latest version of the software. This will allow you to seamlessly manage your home security systems from the comfort of your mobile device.
3. Shared Access Features
If you live with others, sharing access to your security systems can be extremely beneficial. Many WiFi home security systems permit shared access with your friends and family. This allows others to monitor outdoor surveillance cameras at their convenience or control other aspects of your home security systems.
Clan at Home App
The Clan at home app is designed to streamline the process of sharing access to Time2 WiFi home security devices from anywhere in the world. It will also let you automate daily and weekly routines for security, lighting, and appliances. In addition to this, the app can be downloaded onto multiple devices to permit shared access features.
4. How To Protect Yourself
There are various ways to protect your home with WiFi home security devices. Some of the most effective methods are provided below.
Outdoor Security Cameras
Outdoor WiFi cameras are an excellent start. They monitor any activity occurring outside your home and act as a visual deterrent for potential intruders. You can actively monitor surveillance footage on your smartphone or tablet, whether you’re at home or away. Moreover, many outdoor WiFi cameras permit two-way audio, allowing you to hear and speak through the device as necessary.
Motion sensors will detect movement in your home within a given radius. They can be positioned to cover entire rooms or hallways and provide instant alerts if activated while they’re turned on.
Door and Window Sensors
Door and window sensors protect the most vulnerable access points to your property. When a window or door is forced open, a notification will be sent to your smartphone or tablet. The best sensors will differentiate everyday activities from genuine break-ins using advanced motion sensing technology. They will also trigger sirens.
When motion sensors or door and window sensors are triggered, sirens will produce a loud noise to deter intruders. These can be placed both inside and outside your home. The sirens will also activate a separate notification on your smartphone or tablet enabling you to take appropriate action.
In order to reap the benefits of motion sensors, door and window sensors and sirens you will need one of the five Noah Home Alarm System Kits.
5. Adding More Devices
Integrating additional devices into your existing WiFi home security system is relatively straightforward. Any additional devices that are purchased should work on the existing system in place. For example, Time2Technology’s Noah Alarm System starter kit provides the foundations for your WiFi home security systems. Thereafter, additional motion sensors can be purchased separately and integrated into the existing system.
Many WiFi home security systems will allow users to monitor multiple properties from the same app. For instance, you may have devices installed at your home as well as a holiday rental. A centralized app such as Clan at home will streamline the process of tracking activity at multiple properties.
WiFi home security devices provide superb protection against unwanted intruders. Before purchasing any WiFi home security device, you must ensure that you have compatible apparatus – a 2.4 GHz WiFi router and a compatible mobile device are both essential. You should also ensure that your WiFi connection is strong and reliable.
Posted on 8th Jan 2020 by Time2 Technology