The Benefits of Smart Home Security Systems

Black door with increased front door security using the Yale 3-Star Platinum Cylinder lockBlack door with increased front door security using the Yale 3-Star Platinum Cylinder lock

When looking to increase your home security, why not opt for smart? Unlike traditional systems, smart home security systems enable you to easily check-in on your home whilst you’re out and about, giving you total peace of mind that your home is secure and protected. 

Protect what matters most

It can be devastating when your home is targeted, having your hard-earned possessions rifled through and taken. Investing in smart home security systems can be integral to help protect what matters most, as it acts as a visual deterrent for opportunistic thieves and therefore helps to put your mind at ease. A report by TheEcoExperts has shown that burglary rates are lower among households with at least one security measure in place, whether that be a burglar alarm, Wi-Fi camera or a smart lock. 

With the Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm range, you can check-in on the status of your alarm from anywhere in the world and receive real-time notifications. The handy geolocation feature on the
Sync Smart Home Alarm reminds you to set the alarm when you leave home, giving you one less thing to worry about. Another added bonus is that they’re completely wire-free, eliminating the
need for cables all throughout your home. This means that you have the flexibility to take your home alarm system with you, if ever you move. You can seamlessly integrate your smart home alarm system with other products in the range, such as the Conexis L1 and Keyless Connected Smart Lock through the use of the Yale Sync Module, creating the perfect pairing between the two systems. This means you can automatically arm or disarm your alarm by simply locking or unlocking your smart door lock.

Visual and audible deterrent

A home alarm with external siren is one of the most common home security systems out there, providing effective protection for your home at a reasonable price. These alarms work by generating a loud, piercing siren sound in the event of activation. When activated, the bell box also tends to emit flashing lights to attract even more attention to your property. But what if we told you that you can take your home alarm to the next level? The Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm comes with a 94dB internal siren, a 104dB external siren and sends real-time notifications to your smartphone.

You can also integrate your Philips Hue lighting with your Yale smart alarm system, giving you the power of both a visual and audible deterrent. In the event of an alarm activation, the Philips Hue lights will flash red, working to startle the intruder as well as alerting neighbouring properties and passers-by of a disturbance. Philips Hue lighting also works with the Linus Smart Lock, which allows your lights to respond directly to your smart lock. Through geo-fencing, the Linus knows when you have returned home and can automatically unlock your front door, turning your lights on at the same time.

It’s good to know that Yale smart home security systems are now virtual assistant certified, meaning that the Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm and Smart Door Lock range work with leading voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can ask your virtual assistant to fully arm your home, part-arm areas or give you a status update of your home security.

Keeping an eye on things

The use of CCTV or Wi-Fi cameras can dramatically increase the security of your property as they help to keep an eye on things, letting you know who stopped by even when you’re out. In fact, an article in The Guardian found that 11 of the 12 ex-convicts interviewed said they would be “put off targeting a smart, connected home” which had surveillance cameras installed. With live streaming, motion detection alerts and real-time conversation, you can keep a watchful eye over your home with the Yale All-in-One camera. This camera features an integrated LED spotlight and security siren, so whether that be telling the postperson where to leave your parcel or helping to startle and identify criminals, you can feel safe knowing that your home security systems are truly secure with end-to-end encryption.

Secure IoT encryption

With security at the forefront of its design the Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm and Conexis L1 Smart Lock has been awarded the BSI IoT Kitemark, guaranteeing it has achieved the highest level of security for internet connected products with end to-end encryption. In order to achieve this BSI IoT Kitemark, the systems have undergone a series of rigorous tests to ensure that it functions and communicates as it should, with the appropriate security controls in place.

Lower your insurance premiums

The more you spend on increasing your security, the lower your insurance premiums will be as insurers will see the reduced risk of claims being made out against the property. In fact, you could potentially save between 2-10% when you upgrade your home security systems. Certain insurers may even be willing to offer you higher savings, hence why it’s important that you shop around.Leading home insurance provider, Locket Insurance, has recently partnered with Yale to give those who invest in smart security products a fairer price for putting preventative measures in place, as part of the Locket Insiders Programme. Interoperability with other smart devices in your home not only brings added security but convenience too. Designed to work together, Yale’s comprehensive range of smart locks, burglar alarms and outdoor security cameras standalone or connect with each other. You can read more about this partnership here.

Forget about long-term contracts, when you purchase your smart home security systems from Yale you aren’t tied into any monthly rolling or monitoring fees. With over 180 years’ experience looking after the things, people and places that matter most, there’s a reason why Yale is trusted by millions every day. To find out more about our smart home security systems and shop the range, visit our website.