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Home security continues to innovate along with technology, from video intercoms and doorbells to sophisticated sensors and environmental monitors. Smarter devices mean better reliability and safety.

If you haven’t considered equipping your home or business with an upgraded security system in the past few years, the affordability and convenience of this technology may surprise you. Here are four top trends for alarm systems that can grant you the most value for your investment.

1. Mobile-Connected Home Security

With the emphasis on smartphones and tablets in our everyday lives, mobile is the future, and more security companies and manufacturers are placing functionality at our fingertips. Mobile-connected home security trends include systems packaged with a central hub to link individual devices together through the internet. 

Through a mobile app, you can watch your cameras in real-time, arm your alarm system and adjust the thermostat for each floor. Remote control of security devices is sure to be one of the most significant drivers of safety and energy savings in the future.

2. Clearer, More Capable Security Cameras

Gone are the days of relying on grainy, silent, grayscale footage with choppy movements to determine what happened or who’s responsible. You can find cameras on the market that record 720p, 1080p and even 4K video quality at accessible price points. Others will commonly have full-color and audio in-out. 

Another must-have is infrared (or IR) technology to capture video in the dark. Plus, a suite of artificial intelligence (AI)-based features from motion tracking, facial recognition and instant device notifications will allow owners to quickly identify perpetrators in the act.

3. Fully Wireless Security Systems

From control panels to cameras, wireless capability is a trend affecting alarm systems today. More security products are being manufactured with wireless capabilities. Communication with other devices is becoming more reliable through cellular or internet connections. 

This is also good news for do-it-yourselfers who are looking for straightforward ways to enhance the safety of their home without tangling with wires and drilling into walls during installation. With less mess and maintenance to handle, we’ll likely see completely wireless packages growing in popularity over the years.

4. Voice Controls for Alarms

As we’ve seen with smart assistants such as Siri and Alexa, voice recognition technology is in high demand for hands-free convenience. A single command can provide a shortcut for multiple security functions at once. Tell your security hub that it’s bedtime, and it’ll follow the procedures you’ve set with shutting off the lights and arming the home monitoring system. Considering the high customization that’s possible, this is one trend in commercial and home security that we expect customers will be clamoring to have standard.

Contact Prestige Security Solutions for the Latest Security System Trends

Is it time for an upgrade, or are you interested in your first security system? At Prestige Security Solutions, we supply devices from manufacturers at the forefront of the security sector. We’re a trusted team for end-to-end service in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and beyond, offering customized, budget-friendly security plans and a vast selection of products that we can install and integrate. 

Get started with a free project quote provided by a skilled security expert. Contact us online today!