Simplify your work. The ability to program and control your lights and heating, from anywhere in your home, using any internet-connected device, is very impressive. Soon, you will not have to go to a home center for an installation, but rather, you can do it yourself. You no longer have to worry about cables, plugs, or wires, because these systems can now be operated from a laptop computer.


Smart home security is coming soon. Some homes already have this technology. Soon, it will be common place to hear the familiar chirp of a gate opener, or a light in your door that tells you when your house is being monitored by home security monitoring. Other examples of smart home automation devices include; driveway alarms, garage doors that open on their own, lighting that turns on when you walk past, and many other exciting innovations in home security technology.


Embedded software is coming soon. Most new cars come with built in “dumb” tech that interacts with the driver’s hands. In years to come, your home automation devices will have similar features. The advantage of embedded software is the ease of programming and the more closely it matches your personal style.


Improved lighting and heat control is one of the most advanced areas of home security. New lighting and heat control technology provides for brighter outdoor areas, decreased energy costs, and more efficient heating and cooling. New advancements are lowering the temperature gain and loss, as well as offering better humidity and lessens the risk of fire in older homes. Home automation devices can be programmed for any of these capabilities.


Many new smart home systems include built in security and access control. These include things like smart home network security that allows a single device to allow access from several locations. This is especially useful if you have elderly family members who may live alone or have disabilities that prevent them from gaining entry to your home. Multi-room access is also available for those who may have handicapped accessibility needs.


A new wave of smart home automation is coming to the automotive industry. Early smart home technology enabled car owners to program in their daily errands before they even leave their houses. Now you can do the same. Automobile companies are now building “smart” keypads that allow your car keys to be programmed for even the most generic of settings such as “home”, “work”, “visit your friend”, etc. Automatic payments for purchases are also being developed by some companies.


There are many other technologies being developed as well. Some of these will be especially helpful to seniors. Others, however, may be more useful to the average home owner. Smart technology will only continue to improve and we are only beginning to scratch the surface of the devices that it makes possible.


One of the newest developments in smart home technology is gaining access through the use of electronic keycards. These cards provide an ever increasing level of safety and security for a home. Electronic keycards eliminate the need for passwords or complex codes, as they are transposed on the card’s magnetic strip. This prevents a burglar from using a duplicate of the same card, thereby eliminating the possibility of one card being able to defeat the security measures of another. As new secure combinations are made, the likelihood of a homeowner being asleep at the time of a burglary is greatly reduced.


The cost of home security has been steadily decreasing over the past few years. Newer, energy efficient models of home alarms and other devices are now less expensive than in the past. Many security experts believe that this trend will continue for quite some time. As prices continue to drop, homeowners will once again see the value in purchasing an excellent home security system, rather than settling for cheaper options.


Homeowners should also take advantage of many “smart” technologies that can be added to their current home security system. For example, many modern models offer motion detectors that will alert a home owner if someone enters a certain area after it has been set on motion detection. There are also many “smart” features available in new smart phones that can alert a home owner in many ways. The addition of digital video recorders to older security systems is also proving to be one of the best advancements in home security.


Finally, it should be made clear that a home alarm system does not have to be expensive to provide adequate home security. Cheap systems can be purchased for around $100, while more sophisticated systems can run into the thousands of dollars. Regardless of budget constraints, it is important for all homeowners to research different home security options and find the one that best suits their individual needs and budget.