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Home security meets the smart home

Just a few years ago the golden standard of home security relied on magnetic switches on windows and doors and IR motion detectors just in case somebody got past the switches. Now home security systems are computerized and use the internet to stay in touch with you when you are away.

The Guard dog in your pocket
One of the biggest changes in home security is the ease of monitoring the system for the homeowner. Auto dialers that called the police or contacted a monitoring service when the alarm went off used to be the pinnacle of event notification. Today many systems can use the internet to contact your computer, Smartphone or tablet. You can monitor the system and even look through any surveillance cameras to see what is happening. Some systems will even allow you to arm and disarm them with an app on your phone.

The system knows your home... read more at: http://thebitbot.com/home-property/2012/09/home-security-meets-the-smart-home/