What Security Features Can You Get Using Home Automation?

Home automation goes far beyond the dimming of lights, playing your favorite music and ordering new groceries with the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. It can extend to your home's security system too. Home automation can help give you peace of mind when you are away from home and even when you are alone at night in your house. Here are just a few things you can get while using home automation for security reasons.

Smart Locks for Doors

One of the features you can have with home automation is smart locks which you can enable using your Bluetooth activated smartphone. When you have the app installed on your phone, the smart lock will sense that you are a recognized user and therefore safe to unlock the door for. The lock also works via a fob or digital keys that can be set to be used only for a specified length of time – for example, if a friend is house sitting for you.

Smart locks may also be controlled using an app on your smartphone so you can remotely lock all of your doors from any room in the house.


One of the popular forms of home security and not necessarily new to the home automation market is smart surveillance. The cameras can be placed anywhere within your home or on the outside of the house. They are wireless and don't take much to install. You simply have to attach them where you want them to go and plug them into a power socket. The live feed from the camera will be sent to your smartphone, tablet or computer. You may be able to pay for storage of the camera footage with a security company for a minimal fee.

Smart cameras can be turned on or off whenever you are in the home or have left the property. They can be scheduled to turn on or off at set times and you may also set up motion detection features with them so that they will activate when something moves in their range of vision.


A fairly new feature of home automation systems is smart sensors. These sensors are placed in various areas around the home and can detect things like smoke, fire, water leaks or floods or if a cabinet or door has been opened when it shouldn't have been. The sensors will send an alert to any connected device such as your smartphone or tablet to let you know there could be a problem in a certain area of the house.

Contact a service, like Accucom Intergrations Group, for more help.