Smart alarm systems can automatically respond to certain situations. For example, the most extensive smart alarm systems can be connected to home automation and, for example, switch on the lights or the smart alarm automatically closes the shutters when you leave the building.
How does a smart alarm system work?
A smart alarm system is based on a Hub. You connect this hub to the internet with an Ethernet cable, WiFi or SIM card to further set up the system via an app on your phone. You then connect the various detectors and sensors one by one. These can be PIR motion detectors, for example, but also the control unit of your garage or garden lighting. After you have connected all accessories to the smart alarm system, you can set up the logic. This means, for example, that when you close curtains, lamp 2 switches on. The entire smart alarm system can be adjusted to your wishes and situation. Of course, a smart alarm system can also be used just for the alarm functions and the other home automation options are optional.
Tips for choosing the best smart alarm system
Smart alarm systems have many additional options compared to conventional installations. To take full advantage of this, you need to properly set up security in and around your home.
Tip 1: secure all entrances to your home
A defense is only as strong as its weakest link. Burglars always know how to find weak spots in your security system. Cover every corner with a camera. Easily accessible doors and windows must all be equipped with a sensor to be effective. An advantage of smart alarm systems is that you can easily add components and link them to the central system.
Tip 2: Change the password of the system
Passwords that are standard on smart products are not secure. They are standard combinations, lists of which can be found on the internet. Always choose your own, secure password with more than enough characters. It is also wise to change it regularly.
Tip 3: Connect the alarm system to the smartphone of more than one person
As soon as your smart alarm system detects something, you will receive a message on linked smartphones. This allows you to determine whether there is reason to raise the alarm. There are situations where you don't have the opportunity to check this. Maybe you are busy at work or experiencing problems with your smartphone. In such a case it is a nice thought that someone else has the opportunity to respond. Always connect a number of smartphones to your alarm system if you live with several people. When you live alone, it is wise to choose someone you trust.
Tip 4: Check that everything is functioning properly
When you have hung up all the components of the smart alarm system, you have not yet finished setting up your security system. Check everything carefully. Do all cameras work and do they cover every corner and hallway of the house? Does each component have a connection to the central system? In addition, it is recommended to regularly check the state of the batteries. In many cases you can simply see this via the application on your smartphone.
Tip 5: install a smart doorbell
For many people, a smart doorbell is not much more than a fun and handy gadget. But it is also a useful part of an alarm system. Because by no means all criminals sneak in through a window in the middle of the night. Sometimes a malicious person just rings your doorbell. The elderly in particular are victims of this type of crime. A smart doorbell shows who is at the door before you open it. It contains a camera, a microphone and a speaker. So you simply communicate with the person in question. This is a valuable addition to any alarm system. Looking for an advanced alarm system? The Xtreme life PLUS is completely cable-free and is therefore extra easy to install.
Order a smart alarm system online or buy it in the store?
You can order a smart alarm online directly in our webshop, but it is also possible to visit one of our stores. We are happy to advise you which smart product is the best based on the situation that applies to you. And if you are convinced, you can buy it directly in our shop.