New technology is changing the way we live. Smartphones, self-regulating home thermostats, self-parking cars, home protection — the list is virtually endless.

New home security advances allow you to sync home security systems to iPads and smartphones, seamlessly and cost effectively integrating home protection systems with other household technology. These advancements make security systems simpler and easier for you to control and update.

High-tech security innovations provide you with the ability to both monitor and operate a home security system from any location with access to a cell signal. You can use any smartphone as a remote control device for closed circuit digital cameras, motion sensors, and the arming or disarming of an alarm system.

Utilizing your cell phone, you can watch live or recorded footage from home security cameras and search your security history for up to 60 days. You can monitor your home for opened doors or windows, adjust automatic lighting sensors, and perform an overall systems check. And of course, your security monitoring company will provide security status updates directly to your phone.

Other home protection advances include small, easily hidden security cameras with excellent night vision capabilities and smart, programmable locking capabilities. 

A feature often overlooked is how easy it is to install these smart products. Complicated hard wiring of security systems to a phone land-line is a thing of the past.

Home protection systems do more than monitor your home for intrusion — they also offer intelligent, integratable protection from fire, carbon monoxide, and household hazards such as water leaks, heating failures, or extreme temperatures. 

Besides remote connectivity, new home protection technology can also simply interface with voice-activation controls, automatic garage-door openers, lighting and heating controls, and home entertainment systems. Turn on lights, air conditioning or heat, or even record a favorite television program through the technology of your security system. 

New wireless security technology also improves the accuracy of a service. Wireless security can be divided into many different secure zones in your home, so if a problem were to occur, your monitoring service can pinpoint the exact location more quickly.

Wireless systems often use sophisticated sensors that recognize vibrations as well as audio signals. While a large vehicle passing your home or a pet passing by could trigger a monitoring sensor, the audio signal prevents false alarms by determining no glass has broken and no forced entry has occurred. This, again, improves the accuracy of your home protection.

In short, new security technologies provide increased consumer protection, enhanced convenience, and lower overall cost, as well as significantly improved capabilities.