A safe home is a happy home. It is that place where you can cocoon up and relax without a worry in the world. But like your home protects you, it requires protection from outsider threats too.
Thanks to technological advancements, you can ensure the complete safety of your home through a smart home security system. While you can choose to install a home security hub package, you can also consider buying different units separately as per your level of safety requirements.
But with so many different gadgets and plans out there, it can often be confusing to choose what you need and what you don’t. So, here is a detailed guide on setting up a security system for your home that will protect your home 24×7:
Must-Have Features of a Smart Home Security System
Different integrated components work together to make up a home security system to protect your home and family from any inside or outside threat. They could be any device including home automation tools or sensors and detectors to notify you against any leakage inside your home.
The main types of a home security system are:
It is the common type of home security system to protect your home against intruders, thieves, or any other threat. It includes:
1. CCTV Cameras
One of the vital features of a home security system, CCTV cameras are a must to keep your home safe all the time. Both indoor and outdoor cameras help you keep an eye on everything happening around your home whether you are at home or away. You can choose visible or invisible cameras as per your need, but visible cameras should be preferred as their mere presence can scare away unwanted elements.
2. Motion Sensors
They can be used for different purposes from activating CCTV cameras to switching on lights or setting up alarms in case of a break in.
3. Smart Plugs
They form a part of smart home automation and are used to schedule, turn devices and appliances on and off and more. Smart plugs allow the automatic working of your appliances. Smart plugs can help you switch on or off lights remotely to fool intruders into thinking that there are people inside.
Window and door alarms alert you if you are inside the home or let you know about a possible intrusion when you are away. These are high-decibel alarms that can notify your neighbours or even send the intruders into a panic mode.
Smart Home Automation:
You can create a home system that works as per your schedule. It makes your life more convenient, safe, and efficient.
These systems alert you if there is a leakage or fire hazard inside your home.
- Smoke alarms
- Leak detectors
- Fire alarms, etc.
Choose the Smart Home Surveillance You Need
When buying cameras for your home security, there are a few factors you should consider. One is the area you want the camera to cover. The image clarity and detail which helps you to get clear images when you zoom in the image is also an important factor to consider. You will also need to test the cameras to find if they work well in different lighting. The camera should be able to give you high clarity during day time and night.
Motion detection is also an effective factor while choosing CCTV cameras. The inbuilt sensors help to send you automatic alerts as soon a suspicious activity is felt in your home. It saves hassles as you need not sit glued to your screen all the time.
The other point to note is if the camera comes with both audio and video or only video. Either way, you will get the footage and caution you need to protect your home but with audio, you will also be able to hear the conversation happening. Also, sound sensing can be another way of detecting intrusion.
You will find all these features and more in Oakter CCTV cameras. They come with HD video streaming, night vision, motion detection, live stream, and 1000 wide viewing angle to detect every movement. Available as tabletop or wall-mounted, the cameras have 128 GB micro SD card local storage.
Ensure your home security system is up and about 24×7
You need the internet to keep your home security system active and running. Choose a reliable network to help the system work seamlessly without interruptions. Wired or wireless, go for the ones that are best suited to the place. But please note that for a wired network, you will need a landline connection.
Wireless networks seem to be more popular because of the convenience of the WiFi connection. With the help of mobile apps, the hub or the individual gadgets provide you real-time notifications and alerts.
Get your home security system the efficiency of Oakter
The different gadgets from Oakter can boost the performance of your home security system and enable it to work without interruptions.
Oakter Mini UPS for WiFi Router
Why risk your safety during a power outage? Thieves and dangers do not wait for anyone. What if there is an intrusion in your home when there is no electricity? Your WiFi will switch off rendering the whole security system useless. Can you afford it?
That is why you need the Oakter Mini UPS for your WiFi Router. It will ensure that your home security system gets an uninterrupted power supply during a power outage. Since it effortlessly switches over to battery power in case of a power cut, your security system does not get disconnected. Its intelligent battery management system charges itself when the electricity connection is on. It is super compatible with CCTV and can be installed in just 5 minutes!
All in one smart home universal infrared remote works with voice commands and compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, it gives you total control on your devices at home or away from it.
Oak Smart Plugs
Automate your home security system with the super-efficient Oak Smart Plugs which you can easily control with a mobile app. While you can remotely control your system from any part of the world, you can also create an on/off timer. It works with Google Assistant and Alexa to enable voice control of your system. There are two versions of OakPlugs – Mini and Plus.
Your home security system is worth it only if it can work flawlessly without obstructions. Since uninterrupted power and network are necessary to ensure the system works 24×7, get the Oakter smart gadgets which will be the best backup and support for your security system. Since Oakter devices are easy to set up and use, you get efficient service without hassles. Try them today!