Smart home security is a highly evolving field and some significant updates happened in 2017. Smart home technology and automation have continued to be an important and growing part of home security in the past year. Companies like Amazon and Google have been a driving force in producing advances in technology for security providers over the past couple of years. At Guardian, we strive to grow with each year’s home security evolution while keeping our technology and services secure and reliable.
Here are the top 4 changes to home security in the past year:
1. Voice Control
Managing your smart home security is as easy as talking! With the popularity and accessibility of devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, voice control has been a big force in the smart home security industry. Many of these devices can now be integrated with safety features to make sure your home is more secure.
2. DIY Security
Do-it-yourself security system installations are becoming more prevalent. You’ve probably heard many commercials touting that you can do the whole process yourself. Along with this, however, the work and liability shift to the individual homeowner rather than being the responsibility of installation experts. DIY is an option that makes sense for some people, but just because you can DIY something doesn’t mean you should.
3. 1-Click Automation
Home automation and smart home devices are meant to make your life easier, but they can often feel like they’re making things more complicated. To make life easier, 1-click automation has emerged. Guardian and Alarm.com platforms have a feature called “Scenes” that make this easy and attainable. You can set up automations that all occur at once for various and specific parts of your day.
4. Video Doorbell
The video doorbell existed in 2016 but it has been growing in popularity and becoming an even more effective tool in 2017. Guardian released the slim edition of our HD Video Doorbell that fits better in the space available to homeowners and speeds up playback. With the ability to be triggered by motion or by the doorbell being rung, the HD video doorbell has established itself as a tool that adds to both convenience and security.