Published on March 14th, 2016 | by Art News
Smart Security Systems Are Dominating the Home Automation Market in 2016
While we haven’t quite gotten to the era of talking robotic maids promised by the “Jetsons,” the era of the smart home has most definitely arrived. And in 2016, one particular feature of home automation systems is booming: home security systems.
While people enjoy being able to control the temperature, blinds, or audio systems with the bush of a button, it’s home security systems that are really taking off so far this year. After all, it’s not much fun relaxing in your new home theater system if you don’t have the peace of mind to binge watch safely. According to the latest projections, smart-home security and safety will become the second-largest service market per revenue by the end of 2017.
In total, more than 12 million home automation systems are also expected to be installed in the United States in 2016, and smart security systems are one of the most in-demand features for American homeowners. While home security systems have been on the market for decades, home automation gives homeowners new options for controlling their security system, whether they’re sitting in bed or visiting relatives a thousand miles away.
That’s because the best new smart home security systems come with wireless smart technology. Many allow homeowners to stream live security cameras placed inside their home. That means that if an intrusion alarm or motion sensor gets tripped, they can instantly log in and access video and audio footage in real time. Never before have homeowners been able to have greater control over their security than they do in 2016, which is why these new smart security systems are becoming so popular. Not only do these systems provide all the security and protection of traditional alarm systems, but they also allow you to control, activate, and monitor your home’s defenses in real time from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Police know that the mere presence of an alarm system or surveillance camera can have a powerful deterrent effect on would-be criminals. Now, homeowners are waking up to this fact as well, and outfitting their homes with the smart security systems they need to keep their family and their belongings safe, 24/7/365.