WIRELESS technology has changed the scope of home security.
Wireless systems mean there is a home security option for everyone, including renters and older style homes where drilling may risk damaging to walls and ceilings, says Darryn Bull of ADT Security Australia.
Bull says for many homeowners getting or updating home security during the festive season, the different options can be mind boggling. But the best approach is to consult a professional who can assess your needs.
Bull says with busy lifestyles, the trend for interac- tive/smart home security, which uses wireless technology, is on the rise.
“Wireless technology has been instrumental in transforming the security industry as they use radio waves, rather than wires and cables to send signals between the control panels and sensors,’’ Bull says.
“Interactive wireless security systems with portable cameras that are linked to web-based (cloud) applications now give homeowners the freedom to control their home security system remotely via a smart device.
“This can also be very useful in situations where a homeowner might have forgotten to arm their alarm – as they can simply tap into their system via their smartphone and arm it remotely.”
Bull says a security system that is integrated with home automation technology also allows users to enjoy other lifestyle benefits while keeping homes secure.
“For example, wireless cameras and sensors can be programmed to send homeowners a notification when someone enters the home, or lights and appliances can be programmed to switch on and off, as well as arming and disarming the alarm system – all from the convenience of your smart phone or tablet.” For more details: visit adtsecurity.com.au