Smart Homes: Internet of things and our home security

As more stories regarding burgling and other misfortune happenings make the news, people are becoming concerned about their home safeties. Lately, internet of things is having a significant impact on the home securities with IoT enabled smart devices, allowing people to control their locks and security camera all from their smartphones. Well, definitely our IoT professionals deserve a great round of applause for such great notions, outstanding efforts and giving us a peace of mind and comfort.

Initially, smart locks gained popularity back in 2016 where it offers a keyless entry via pin code or using your phone, offering a great amount of ease if you forget to take along your keys. But now with the integration of more connected devices and moreover, as people are becoming more aware of such developments, they are anxious to get their hands on the smart home security systems and what I believe that as the technology continues to progress, we will definitely see a massive drops in the number of troublesome activities in the near future.

home security system

How does a smart security system work?

A smart home security system mainly enables the users to closely monitor each room and corners of the house. This can be done with the help of sensors that are installed all across the house to detect any changes or unusual happening, right from the smoke to the opening and closing of windows and doors. If the sensors sense any sort of unwanted changes, it will immediately notify the owner about the situation

Additionally, the smart home security system encompasses a wireless security camera that is connected to your smartphone or tablet, thus allow you to watch the footage even when you are miles away.

Enhancement via sensors:

Different types of sensors are used that improves the capabilities of the smart home security system. Let’s have a look at some of them.

Motion Sensors:

As the name suggests, motion sensors are used to identify the presence of the intruder in the house, thus stand guard when you are away from home and alerts you if there is any movement in your house.

Doorbell sensors:

These sensors allow you to see who is at your doorsteps. If you are alone at home and the sensors detect any stranger at the door, the amazing IoT technology will let you see on your smartphone.

Door Contacts:

On positioning door contacts sensors, it will instantly send signals to the smart home control system if the door is opened and helps you to take quick action by calling someone if needed.

Window Contacts:

Window contacts work in the same way as the door contact and send notifications straight to your smartphone.

Glass Break Sensors:

These sensors respond instantaneously in case somebody tries to enter the house via breaking your glass window.

Wrapping up:

Considering the increasing robbery crime rates, smart home security systems is becoming essential to be installed and surely one magnificent invention by the dedicated IoT professionals, hence taking technology to the next levels. But this isn’t the end!! The way it is progressing with every passing day; definitely, we will come to see some more of its miraculous processes in the future.



Contact Me


Contact: IoT Blogger/Saadia Umar

Address: Baltimore, MD, USA

Contact Me Report Abuse

Error 404 - page not found

Ohh... You have requested the page that is no longer there.

View By Countries

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience


We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.This site uses cookies to store information on your computer or device. This policy explains how we use cookies and may be amended, from time to time, without notice. To ensure that you are using this site with full and up-to-date information of how we use cookies please review this policy regularly as any amended policy will be updated on the site. By using this site you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer and or device in accordance with the terms of this policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from this site please either disable cookies or refrain from using this site.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk or other devices so that the website can recognize you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include which pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any specific information you have entered into forms and the time and date of your visit.

Types of Cookies

There are two main types of cookies:

Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognize you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.

Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiry or deletion. They therefore enable the website to "recognize" you on your return remember your preferences and tailor services to you.

In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies which are set by the website which you have chosen to visit, such as this website, in order to provide us or third parties with information.

Our use of Cookies

We currently use, and may use in the future, the following types of cookies on this website.

We use session cookies to:

help us maintain security and verify your details whilst you use the website as you navigate from page to page, which enables you to avoid having to re-enter your details each time you enter a new page.

We use persistent cookies to:

help us recognize you as a unique user when you return to our website so that you do not have to input your details multiple times as you move between our pages or services

remember how you have customised your use of this site, such as your preferred currency and time zone

collect and compile anonymous, aggregated information for statistical and evaluation purposes to help us understand how users use the website and help us improve the structure of our website.

Many cookies are designed to give you optimal usage of the web. For example, we use cookies to enable you to improve your user experience when using our website, e.g. a cookie which recognizes if your browser supports specific technology features. This helps, for example, in enabling web pages to be loaded more quickly when you request the download of a large file.

In addition to cookies which send information to us, we also use cookies which collect information and send it to third parties. An example of this is Google Analytics. Please check the relevant third party website for more information about their use of cookies. Where this site allows such cookies to be set or you access other websites from this site using the links provided, the operators of these websites will use cookies in accordance with their own cookies policy, which may differ from ours.

As with first party cookies, you are able to block third party cookies through your browser settings.

Some of our cookies may collect and store your personal information, such as your name or email address. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and will ensure that all personal information collected by us is kept and treated in accordance with our privacy policy.

Refusing Cookies on this Site

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer or device enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. To manage your use of cookies there are various resources available to you, for example the "Help" section on your browser may assist you. You can also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser's "add-on settings" or visiting the website of its manufacturer. As our cookies allow you to access some of our website's essential features we recommend that you leave cookies enabled, otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using this site altogether.