The world of home security is ever evolving, with new technology helping to protect our homes in more advanced ways each year. There remain some staples of home security that do not change, such as the importance of keeping entrances and windows well maintained and locked when you are out.
However, there are now multiple solutions to protect your property and your loved ones from the risk of intruders. Here are some home security features to consider installing this year.
Facial recognition technology is the smartest way to upgrade your home security in 2024. You may already be familiar with accessing your smartphone via facial recognition methods. It makes sense to apply this layer of protection to your own home so that you can instantly gain access, while being able to filter out any unwanted presences.
The technology works by mapping the unique characteristics of your face and using artificial intelligence to match it against details stored in the system database. This eliminates the need for manual keys or other more inconvenient forms of entry system that rely on easily lost or stolen items.
The facial recognition technology allows instant access for yourself and other household members. It can be integrated with CCTV systems and mobile devices to provide instant alerts for any unauthorised attempts at access, with a user-friendly control interface.
- CCTV systems
Modern CCTV systems are able to supply remote monitoring of your property 24/7. This provides an effective deterrent against potential breaches of security, and should there be a break-in you will have invaluable evidence to provide to prosecutors, giving you the best chance of recovering any stolen goods and seeing that justice is done.
The cameras can be integrated into other security features such as access control systems, so that you can always see callers at the door before you decide to answer. They can also be used inside the home to monitor pets when you are away via remote links, or to keep an eye on an infant who is sleeping upstairs while you watch TV.
- Intruder alarms
A professionally installed intruder alarm system remains one of the most effective ways to properly protect your home from burglars in 2024. There are a huge number of products on the market, and this can make choosing the right system for your home seem to be a rather daunting task.
The first step is to carry out a risk assessment to identify any potential weaknesses in the current security of your home. For the best result, seek the advice of an experienced installation company who will be able to provide you with an effective and affordable alarm solution for your home.
- Alarm monitoring services
If you are frequently away from home or have high-value assets that you wish to protect, you may wish to consider enlisting the services of a third party to remotely monitor your security systems. This gives you the reassurance that your home is under expert surveillance 24/7 wherever you are, and you will be instantly alerted to any irregularities.