Story image

The many perks of having a smart home security system

20 Apr 16

Article by the Cleverloop team

When looking into reasons for the declining rate of burglaries and home invasions (in the US), look no further than the smartphone in your hand. Savvy homeowners who have installed home security cameras that sync up with their smartphones via surveillance apps are able to catch criminals breaking into their homes, no matter where they might be in the world. Gone are the days of asking people to house-sit – with smart home technology you’ve got ensured security and freedom to go wherever you want with the peace of mind that things are under control at home.

Is it a coincidence that with the rise of smart home security systems that there has been a decline in the rate of completed burglaries across most of the US? In fact, the overall rate of property crime reported to police decreased from 47.4 percent to 43.7 percent victimisations per 1,000 households from 2013 to 2014.

Smart home security systems are getting more popular as time goes by.

Roam if you want to

Smart home camera security systems are smart enough to know what’s normal and only alert you to anything out of the ordinary, no matter where you might be in the world as long as you have your smartphone with you. Through your mobile device you’re able to see and hear what’s happening in your home when you’re not around. Surveillance is done through indoor and outdoor cameras, and you can use multiple cameras to suit the size of your property.

Unlike traditional monitoring systems, live views and recorded video clips from these security cameras let you know everything is safe and sound. In the unfortunate event of a burglary, you’ll receive an instant mobile alert, prompting you to alert the authorities.

The brilliance of these systems lies in the simplicity. For instance, with the CleverLoop system, when something unusual is happening in your home the video is analysed to see if it’s urgent. Clips that are deemed critical are backed up safely to the cloud and a mobile alert is sent to you immediately. The Base Station serves as the brain of the system and it communicates with your mobile device via security apps, allowing you to take control of your own home security while you’re out travelling the world.

Travelling abroad in the past used to entail roping in family members or friends to keep an eye on your property, but it’s impossible for anyone to stay vigilant 24 hours a day, and it’s a lot to ask of someone. Worst case scenario, if something were to happen while you’re away, that kind of incident can destroy a relationship. It’s simply not worth the risk. With the latest smart home technology, you can easily keep watch of your property without any added stress. Best of all, if you’ve forgotten to set an alarm before catching your flight you can do so remotely from you device, whether you’re in Wellington or Warkworth. You can also easily deactivate the alarm if it has been accidentally triggered.

Among other features, the perks of a smart home surveillance system include:

  • Monitor what your pets are up to at home when you aren't there
  • Can be used for keeping in touch with your family or friends
  • Take control of your own safety at home
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Save money on expensive traditional systems
  • Minimise false alarms
  • Can be used for businesses, homeowners and renters

Article by the Cleverloop team

How blockchain will impact NZ’s economy
Distributed ledgers and blockchain are anticipated to provide a positive uplift to New Zealand’s economy.
25% of malicious emails still make it through to recipients
Popular email security programmes may fail to detect as much as 25% of all emails with malicious or dangerous attachments, a study from Mimecast says.
Human value must be put back in marketing - report
“Digital is now so widely adopted that its novelty has worn off. In their attempt to declutter, people are being more selective about which products and services they incorporate into their daily lives."
Wine firm uses AR to tell its story right on the bottle
A Central Otago wine company is using augmented reality (AR) and a ‘digital first’ strategy to change the way it builds its brand and engages with customers.
DigiCert conquers Google's distrust of Symantec certs
“This could have been an extremely disruptive event to online commerce," comments DigiCert CEO John Merrill. 
Protecting organisations against internal fraud
Most companies tend to take a basic approach that focuses on numbers and compliance, without much room for grey areas or negotiation.
Telesmart to deliver Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams
The integration will allow Telesmart’s Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams to natively enable external voice connectivity from within Teams collaborative workflow environment.
Jade Software & Ambit take chatbots to next level of AI
“Conversation Agents present a huge opportunity to increase customer and employee engagement in a cost-effective manner."