2021 Home Security Devices To Invest In

2021 Home Security Devices To Invest In

What comes to mind when you think of a home security system?

You probably imagine the protective layer around your home that monitors your doors and windows to keep you and your family safe from intruders.

That protective layer is still there and better than ever, but now it's joined by an ecosystem of smart devices that make home security more comprehensive and useful to our everyday lives. A complete home security system will have different devices for different needs, but these are a few of the latest that can make your home safer, smarter, and more convenient.

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Command Center

Home security systems of yesteryear had keypads and control panels — today's systems have command centers. A network of smart devices need a central hub for control and optimization, and the command center is home base for your security system.

Home security command centers are packed with tech-heavy features:

  • Control smart home automation like thermostats and smart lights
  • Connect your smartphone to control settings to your command center
  • Huge, high-res touch screens make control functional and beautiful in your home
  • Voice control integration lets you control your system with different phrases
  • Advanced Encryption Technology ensure you and only you can access your command center

Smart Garage Door

It's happened to all of us: you leave for that family vacation, you're halfway to the airport and think, "Oh no, did I leave the garage door open?"

Save yourself a wasted trip back to the house with a smart garage door controller. The smart garage door connects to your smartphone so you can open and close your door from anywhere. You can also set notifications to alert you when someone opens the garage door when they shouldn't be — another handy feature when you're on vacation.

Smart Plugs

New lamps and appliances come with all sorts of auto on/off and dimming features, but what if your lamps and appliances aren't new? Should you have to replace all your hardware just to cash in on these features?

Smart plugs are the answer. Just plug them into your all outlet and connect them to your devices and your network does the rest. That old coffee machine can now remotely be turned on and off from your smartphone and old lamps without dimming features can now dim. You can also set scheduled timers to automatically power down, like when you leave the house for work.

Suddenly those old appliances are starting to feel a little newer.

Doorbell Camera

Your front door is the first line of defense in your home's security. That's why smart doorbells with cameras and two-way audio have exploded in popularity over the last few years. And while the ones from big tech brands come with some neat tricks, they're still mostly standalone devices mounted to the front of your home.

A smart doorbell camera that integrates into your advanced home security system packs all of your favorite features into the overall security the rest of your smart devices provide.

Smart Locks

Smart locks can seem like tech-for-tech-sake on the surface, but all the little conveniences add up to a must-have device for your front door:

  • No keys, no problem — use the keypad or your smartphone to lock and unlock your door (especially great for runners who don't want to carry keys on a jog)
  • Create unique combinations for family members
  • Track when your door locks and unlocks through your home security system
  • Use your smart doorbell camera to see who's at the door and unlock (or don't unlock) accordingly

DIY Security Cameras

Blue is the DIY security system for the person who wants to customize every detail of their setup. Cameras, sensors, motion detectors, and base stations make up a fully modular system that can be setup just the way you like.

Does your back yard face a seedy alley? Add extra cameras and sensors to your back porch. A string of burglaries on your street? Stack the devices up front. There's a virtually unlimited amount of ways you can customize this setup.

Deck Out Your Home With The Best Smart Devices

Take your home security system to the next level and outfit your home with the ultimate in security and convenience. Call Ackerman at 800.552.1111 or schedule an instant security quote online.