Here at Tuffboxes, we understand what consumers want from security. It is why we started making our product in the first place. Here, we have gathered a list of the latest innovations in home security.A home security system, in addition to using measures like Tuffboxes to protect valuables, can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Read on to learn more about other innovations that can keep your home secure, no matter where you are.
Security from your IPad or Tablet
Have an IPhone or IPad? If so, you can use Apple’s Homekit app. This app makes it possible to control appliances throughout your home. You can turn on lights, flip switches, and even monitor your young children with this device. As of right now, this device does not work while you are out of your home. However, recent press releases seem to hint that Apple is currently working on this to make it possible to also control these things remotely.
Automated Appliance Control
Have lots of Samsung appliances? Now, with your smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch, you can switch these devices on and off. With just a voice command you can control your TV, lights, and washing machine, just to name a few. Cameras can also be placed in areas of the home like your fridge or vacuum. When you are away, you can call up these camera feeds with the use of your device of choice. This service will even tell you when your appliances need replacing or servicing.
A Whole Security Suite
ADT, one of the most well-known names in security, is now offering ADT’s Pulse. Unlike other innovative products on our list, this one does it all. You can control lights, appliances, thermostats, and even locks with Pulse. With the a service called Canopy, you can even monitor where your loved ones are. ADT has also recently partnered with Ford to make their vehicles more secure using voice commands. Other mobile security advancements are also on the way from ADT in the coming months. Be sure to keep your eyes out for those as we get more details.
Chat with Your Appliances
If you have ever wished you could talk with your appliances, LG’s HomeChat is for you. Using natural speech patterns, you can let your appliances and security system know what you are up to. Any queues you give to your home can then be followed up with real world actions. For example, when you are out of town for a few days, the security system can turn itself on, and lights, as well as the thermostat, can be set to go on and off. Your appliances can even send you reminders!
Control Your Home on the Go
Comcast had made some improvements to their Xfinity service. This service allows you to control your lights, security system, HVAC system, and more through your phone. You can also monitor things like energy usage. Best of all, Xfinity will tell you whenever and where a door opens or closes in your home. Then, even from far away, you can activate cameras in your home to watch live streaming videos. This can help you to feel that your home is safe, even when you are far away. All it takes is a web connection, the app, and a monthly fee.
Security from a Search Giant
With its new service, Nest, Google is also jumping on the security bandwagon. Nest will allow users to monitor smart fire detectors, as well as things like heating & cooling. Originally a smart thermostat, this company is now trying to bring other things like appliances, cars, remote controls, and video monitoring into a single hub. They may even be working on a project to see how people regularly behave in their own homes. Hopes are that these innovations will transform regular living spaces into high tech and highly secure areas.
Monitor Energy Usage and More with Lowe’s Iris
Lowe’s is probably one of the most well-known home improvement stores in the US. Iris is another security innovation backed by the store itself. For years, now, Iris has been used to link appliances and other services though a cloud and the AlertMe system. Unlike other security systems on this list, these come in easy-to-setup kits that have everything you need, at all three different levels of security. You can monitor the systems through your Wi-Fi connection with nearly and device. Plus, you can get updates on things like energy usage, sprinklers, lights, blinds, and even locks.
The Smartest of Smart
Do you have lots of appliances in your home? Insteon, originally a product of Microsoft, can help you to monitor hundreds of smart appliances. The newest feature is that of voice control. A bulb, leak sensor, security start-up kit, and thermostat are all available in this line.