With the appearance of the Internet of Things, it has become extremely easy to turn your house into a smart home where you can have security features and devices, such as lights, thermostats, locks, lawnmowers, and other, controlled remotely using just your smartphone and a corresponding app. Now it is easy and affordable to control your home remotely from anywhere you are. There are home security systems which you can install yourself while there are other intricate systems that require professional installation.

Besides having an integrated home security system, you can also purchase individual devices for home security enhancements, such as security cameras, smart locks, and video doorbells. When looking for a solution to secure your home, choose appropriate system or devices based on your individual needs. Since the home security system connects to your home Wi-Fi network, you can control your security devices using an app on your smartphone. Simple home security systems contain window and door sensors, motion detectors, and a hub that establishes communication between devices. You can customize the system by adding door locks, surveillance cameras, garage door openers, sirens, lights, CO and smoke detectors, water sensors, and other devices.

Home security systems operate based on a set of rules created by the owner. For example, you can create a rule for the lights to turn on when the sensors detect motion, or you can program your doors to unlock when the smoke alarms go off, or you can have a camera start recording when the sensors detect motion. Most systems come with a mobile app that allows you to use your smartphone to turn the system on and off, create rules, add or remove components, and receive phone notifications when any of the alarms are triggered.

For homeowners, the best solution for home security will be an entry-level system that you can install yourself and customize to your liking as your needs grow. If you need window and door sensors and motion detectors only, then you can go with a simpler system. As the needs of your home grow, you can install cameras, locks, sirens, detectors, lights, sensors, and other devices separately.