Smart Home Security: How to secure your home when on holiday

There are few things more exciting than packing your suitcase and heading off on a well-earned break. 

However, leaving your home unattended always comes with an element of risk and worry about the security of your home. Read on to learn about how to create a secure home when on holiday, and how you can create peace of mind with smart home security. 

What is Smart Home Security?

Smart Home Security is when one or more users are able to access CCTV, alarms, motion sensors and more from an app. Using WiFi, smart home security allows you to view live and recorded CCTV footage from your mobile. The security systems can also send you notifications when alarms are triggered, and allow you to control this from your home.

Having a smart home security system installed can give you confidence that your home is secure when you go on holiday. 

Smart Home CCTV 

Incorporating a smart home security CCTV system through Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems (IVSS) allows you to spot and analyse individual objects in your home. This feature provides the utmost security when you’re on holiday by having features such as intrusion detection, tripwire detection, people counting and even facial identification. This is commonly used in business intelligence, but it can also be used in homes to provide the maximum level of protection for your property. 

A common choice of smart home CCTV is a remote CCTV system. This security solution allows cameras to be both operated and monitored off site by one or more controllers. These cameras can move, as well as detect suspicious movement while instantly feeding back to the alarm system. This remote CCTV system can even shut off certain access points if the alarm system has been triggered. 

There are a variety of other smart home CCTV systems available. A smart home expert can advise on choices and even design a bespoke system to suit you and your home. 

Access Control Installation and door entry systems

Access Control Installation is a keyless entry system that allows you to enjoy your home with a fob or code. They’re commonly seen in commercial and residential properties, but they can be used in your home where necessary. A more common secure keyless entry system for domestic properties is a door entry system. This can include state of the art video and even audio entry systems for complete comfort and security when you’re away.

This security system can be bespoke, and a smart home expert, such as us at ADS, will talk with you to find out whether you want a simple door security system or an advanced keyless entry system.

An access control system means you never need to change your locks again, and you don’t have to worry about a lock being picked while you’re on holiday.  

How we can help you with Smart Home Security

At ADS Smart Home, our experts provide a survey of your home to find out how we can best help you protect your property. 

Whether you’re looking for CCTV, an alarm system, a door entry system, or you want to find out more about how we can provide security to your home, please contact us on 0800 87 66258 or visit us in our St Albans showroom.