In just the past decade, home security has undergone a profound transformation. Driven by rapid advancements in technology, these innovations have revolutionized the way we protect our homes, providing homeowners with unprecedented convenience, connectivity, and peace of mind.

Gone are the days of cumbersome systems that rely on outdated connections. Instead, we find ourselves in an era where the power to monitor our homes lies literally at our fingertips. We'll explore these technological drivers and dive into the exciting world of modern smart home security.

The Rise of Smartphones and Tablets

One of the most significant technological drivers in the home security industry has been the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. These devices have become ubiquitous in households worldwide, as consumers have grown accustomed to information at the swipe of their thumb. The prevalence of smartphones and tablets is supported by recent data:

  • 90% of adults own a smartphone.
  • 64% of households own at least one tablet. The number increases to 80% for families with children.
  • 95% of adults use the Internet and 80% of households have a broadband Internet connection.
  • 5G device connections are forecasted to hit 218 million in the United States in 2024.

With smart devices, homeowners can now access their security systems remotely with minimal delay, ensuring real-time monitoring and control from anywhere in the world using mobile apps. Whether it's checking on the front door camera, arming the alarm system, or adjusting smart locks, users can control their smart devices at their convenience.

The Demise of Landlines

In the past, landline connections were the primary means of communication for both home phones and home security systems. However, the advent of cellular and internet-based technologies has rendered traditional landlines obsolete in many respects.

The demise of landlines has paved the way for more flexible and reliable home security solutions that better cater to the needs of modern homeowners. Broadband connections also allow homeowners to seamlessly integrate with other smart home devices, which users can monitor remotely via smartphone apps or web interfaces.

Cost-Effective Mobile Solutions

Another driving force behind the evolution of the home security industry has been the development of cost-effective mobile solutions. In the past, installing a wireless security system could be prohibitively expensive for many homeowners, involving significant upfront costs for equipment and professional installation.

Strides in technology for video  cameras, broadband connectivity, and phones and tablets have made these items more cost-effective. Drops in prices enable greater mass-market adoption, giving people the tools needed for remote security management.

Technological advancements have created a boon for home security providers. Vector Security has been at the forefront of these changes in the home security industry and can provide top-of-the-line solutions perfect for your home and needs. Whether you need outdated systems replaced or are installing a new system for the first time, our team is here to ensure you get the security coverage you deserve. Contact us to learn more.