Smart Home Security: A Day in the Life

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by under Cameras, IoT (Internet of Things), Monitoring, Security, Smart Home

Life with a Smart Home Security System

Implement smart home technology throughout your home to improve your quality of life.

From morning until night, a smart home security system allows your family to manage home energy use, alarms, locks and appliances from one central application on your mobile device.

A smart home security system can keep a busy family not only safe, but also organized and on schedule. Imagine your average day as a smart homeowner.

Imagine Your Average Day With Smart Home Technology

Rise and Shine. You wake up calmly to your bedroom lights slowly illuminating. Your zoned thermostats have automatically been put to work, adjusting temperatures throughout the home according to your family’s morning routine. As you come alive for the workday, Amazon Echo plays your favorite morning tunes or reports the latest top headlines.

While pouring your morning coffee, you realize the kids haven’t made a sound—you use your mobile device to switch on their bedroom lights to give them a final wake-up call.

Working Hard While You’re Away. As you bustle out the door to get the kids to school and head to work, you don’t need to worry about lights, locks, your home alarm system or even household appliances. Your lights and other devices are pre-set to timers to turn off automatically when not in use. Meanwhile, your home security system is equipped with geofencing capabilities. As soon as you leave your block, your alarm system engages on its own. At any time of day, you can check in on your smart home devices from your mobile phone as needed.

In the afternoon, you receive a notification that your cleaning service has arrived, using his or her given access code. An hour later, your mobile device lights up with an alert that a first floor window has been opened. You check out your home surveillance cameras on your mobile device to see that it’s your cleaning professional just airing out your family room. As a security precaution, you send them a quick reminder to re-lock the window before they leave.

Later in the day, you peer down at your smart watch and realize you haven’t received a notification that your alarm system has been disarmed. You become concerned if the kids made it home from school safely. Seconds later, you receive a message from your oldest letting you know they’re “shooting hoops at the neighbor’s house, but will be home soon (smile emoji).”

Welcome Home. You finally return home to an automatically lit garage and foyer, and head for the kitchen to prepare dinner. As you begin to feel warm over the hot stove, you pull up your mobile app and lower the temperature in the kitchen zone. While you’re at it, you dim the lights and and begin to play soothing evening music.

While you’re cooking, you switch on your smart TV to check in on your other home surveillance devices —you see live feeds of your kids doing homework and your spouse catching up on some reading in the home office.

Sleep Tight. As the family gets ready for bed, your smart home re-sets to your preferred night mode. Your automated thermostats adjust to your comfortable sleeping temperatures, while lights turn off automatically throughout unused rooms in the home. As it gets late, your outside lights illuminate to keep your home safe in the cover of night.

Before you curl up under the covers, you check in on your kids’ rooms to ensure all lights and electronics are off. You know your home alarm system and locks are pre-scheduled and engaged throughout the home, so you can rest easy knowing your family is secure.

What does an average day look like in your smart home? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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