Best Smart Home Security Trends of 2020

2020 is proving to be a year of big changes, including in the security industry. Security systems are evolving to keep up with the times, and innovation is leading to new technologies and systems that far exceed what was used before. With the right combination of a system and security practices, you can maximize your home security. Here are some of the best smart home security trends of 2020 that you should adopt. 

Voice-Activated Security

AI (artificial intelligence) is opening up a world of technological advancements that are changing how people interact with their security systems. Voice-activated security is an effective way to improve security while reducing the difficulty of use. 

Voice-activated smart home devices can access your security system and manage system components. You can arm your security with your voice, rather than needing a touchpad or key fob. This makes it more secure since only your voice can activate or deactivate the system. No more worrying about key fobs disappearing or someone getting your code. 

Outdoor Security System Upgrades

Outdoor security cameras are improving at an astonishing rate. One of the biggest problems that these cameras had before was visibility. Under changing conditions, many cameras lost their ability to see very far. Now, there are cameras that can adapt to changing conditions, as well as cameras made for special purposes that you can use to customize your system. 

For example, starlight cameras are able to work in extremely low ambient light conditions like those in rural areas at night. This gives them better night vision, making them far more effective than traditional cameras. Doorbell cameras are also becoming more popular since they make it easy to install a new camera where it can see anyone near the house. Plus, you can monitor and interact with them over a WiFi connection so that you can keep your door locked until you know it is safe to open it. 

WiFi security cameras are a big improvement in installing cameras. They operate on a simple WiFi connection rather than being wired. You can access them over a WiFi connection to check the camera feeds anywhere. Although data security is a concern, these systems are improving rapidly making it difficult for any cybercriminals to develop systems to hack into your security system. 

Home Intercom Systems

Home intercom systems are making a comeback as families discover how helpful they can be. Being able to communicate with other people in the house during an emergency makes it easier to get everyone out of the house safely. Many families use it on a regular basis instead of yelling across the house or using up their phone minutes. Intercom systems are becoming more sophisticated with other features that make them worth looking into. 

Expert Installation

Home security installation companies have access to the latest technology and resources to help you get the most out of your security system. Contact Video and Sound Service, Inc. at (708) 562-6316 to work with an expert on installing your new security system.