According to The Verge, an American technology website, approximately 40 percent of U.S. homes have given up their landlines in exchange for cell phones, a statistic cited from the federal government’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). In previous years, many homeowners were reluctant to abandon their landlines because doing so, meant they would not be able to provide protection for their homes — as home security systems were dependent on landlines to communicate with local authorities in the event of a break-in. However, thanks to recent advances in smart home technology, new options are available — and by the looks of it, they’re here to stay.
This insight says a great deal about the modern world, in which people have more control over their homes than ever, in large part because of smart homes and smartphones. Recent advances in smart technology allow homeowners to remotely access and control their home security systems, door locks, thermostats, appliances, and other devices. As homes continue to increase in value, many homeowners are welcoming the wireless shift to smart homes with open arms. While technology continues to develop in other areas, home security systems and accessories are also getting smarter as well, and the smart alarm system now complements those advances.
For many, this technology finally fulfills the promise of allowing consumers to monitor, protect, and control their homes from the palm of their hands. The arrival of the remote services allows homeowners to surveil their homes themselves, which helps promote a sense of constant safety and accessibility. Smart technology homeowners have the ability to monitor their system’s arming status, remotely arm or disarm their systems, and receive email and text alerts related to security activity, all of which provides plenty of options for homeowners who expect the freedom that smart home devices provide.
As smart homes advance and grow smarter, it’s encouraging to know there are security systems that continue to evolve and deliver clever benefits of equal value.