As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) transforms daily routines and lifestyles, it has also changed how consumers view home security. Many now consider its numerous wellness and comfort applications through smart home automation, two-way audio and video, remote monitoring, and video analytics.
These measures also apply to nonessential business owners under mandatory closure. Business activities can be remotely monitored and automated through the Alarm.com app.
Here are five ways a security system can be utilized in homes and businesses during quarantine.
1. Doorbell & Security Cameras
Doorbell cameras provide surveillance of the entrance to your home or business—critical during a quarantine. Whether you’re inside your home or away on a brief trek to your local supermarket, such monitoring ensures you and your loved ones are safe, and well aware of any visitor. Such security at your place of business likewise helps protect against intruders while you and your staff are away.
Smart home security system provider BSG utilizes the Alarm.com app, so users receive real-time alerts to their smartphones about everything from deliveries of mail to food, and everything else. They also enable contactless conversations, further minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
BSG also offers contactless appointments, whereby relevant information is completed online, with email or phone follow-up.
2. Two-Way Audio & Video
As social distancing and stay-at-home mandates continue, communication remains especially important for higher-risk older relatives and loved ones who can’t physically visit.
The Alarm.com app helps ensure caregivers and guardians can monitor daily routines, such as taking medications, exercising, and eating meals
A security camera system with two-way audio and video utilizes its Wellcam feature to provide this critical security and peace of mind.
Dubbed “The Smart Video Solution for Independent Living,” Wellcam can be placed anywhere throughout the home. Its 180-degree, field-of-view camera with 1080p resolution and 6mp zoom monitors an entire space, while its two-way video and audio calls provide direct connection with loved ones and emergency alerts. A daily, in-app report summarizes your loved one’s activities and quality of life.
3. Video Analytics
This technology deciphers between an animal, human, or vehicle, and even determines what to capture or ignore. Such situations could include leaves blowing, for example, or strong winds triggering false notifications.
This technology includes virtual tripwires and activity zones set by the user to control what does and does not trigger an alert. It can also be set to activate, for instance, an indoor light, or play music as a deterrent if this user-designated line is crossed, or the area is breached by someone who should not be there.
4. Smart Home Monitoring
Smart home monitoring and automation also saves energy, as amended schedules control functions including lighting, heating and cooling, and electronic devices, among much more.
A smart plug can monitor electronic device usage, and the Alarm.com app can be scheduled for auto shutdown. Lights can also be programmed to maintain energy efficiency and stabilize electric bills.
These can activate a chime indicating when a door, window, or gate opens or closes—sent directly to users, in real time.
Adjusting your home’s heating and cooling levels for specific times is another way to save.
5. Minding the Store
This can be a worrisome time for nonessential business owners, as federal and state mandates have forced closures and reduced hours. A smart security system can help remotely manage these businesses when someone can’t be there.
- Checking Indoor/Outdoor Cameras for Suspicious Activities
- Monitoring Doorbell Cameras for Expected Deliveries
- Setting Heating & Cooling
- Utilizing Video Analytics Notifications
- Adding Smart Locks for Theft Deterrence
- Remotely Arming/Disarming Alarm Systems
Certainty for Uncertain Times
It’s vital to contact a San Antonio security services provider who can develop a home or business system during these uncertain times.
BSG provides smart security systems to San Antonio and Austin that enhance safety and wellness for consumers and business owners through cutting-edge remote monitoring and video analytics. Request a free, contactless quote from us today.