Technology is making our lives so much easier, like using our phones, getting information at any given time, and completing do-it-yourself projects on a budget (successfully, even!).

But do you know what else is easier because of the amazing development of technology? Fighting criminal actions like theft and burglaries.

However, even thieves and other criminals know how to use the most up-to-date technology to break into your homes. This makes it extra important to keep an eye on cutting-edge home security so that you can protect yourself and your property.

Here are some exciting home security trends to look out for in 2018. These will help you to avoid becoming another breaking and entering statistic and keep your valuables safe.

Smart-Apps Abound

Security companies know that the average consumer today wants immediate results with a total control. That’s why so many security companies are turning to app-based programs.

With these apps, residents of gated communities or large apartment buildings can verify visitors themselves, even remotely, letting them in without a hassle. Between facial recognition software and video programming, you know who is at your door often before they even ring the doorbell.

The days of security guards screening people in the lobby or vehicles at the gate is in the rear-view mirror.

Welcome, Artificial Intelligence

Artificial robotic intelligence products, such as Amazon’s Alexa and Echo or Google Home, are in hundreds of thousands of homes already. These products are just the tip of the iceberg.

Home security companies are using robotic monitoring and artificial intelligence to attract millennials to their products. These new systems use AI features like voice and facial recognition and security cameras and motion sensors to set off emergency alerts. The alerts can be anything from a broken window to an intruder.

These systems are a cheaper alternative to the earlier home security systems that could get costly. They are monitored electronically rather than by individuals 24 hours a day behind a computer screen. That cost often prevented many homeowners who wanted to protect their homes from being able to do so because they couldn’t afford it.

Many smart security devices can help identify other issues besides home security programs noting emergencies. For example, if doors or windows are left open for too long the device can alert the owner.

They can even watch temperatures and humidity, letting you know before a major problem with your air conditioner or heater occurs.

Smart Hubs – All-in-One Devices

Many smart security apps can be integrated with other smart devices for easy accessibility. Smart door locks can be locked or unlocked from your phone to let in unexpected visitors. The apps can also secure that door that was accidentally left unlocked.

Light fixtures, sprinkler systems, appliances, and music or TVs can be turned on or off with the touch of a button on your phone. Everything you need is at your fingertips!

Child Safety and Security

There is nothing more important to a parent than their child’s security, but one person can’t be everywhere, all the time, and there are so many ways for a child to be injured or worse.

Businesses are looking to help increase child safety with intelligent home security systems. Many security vendors have their programs ready to roll out in 2018.

These programs are geared towards families who live in apartments or gated communities, as well. Many of these families consist of working parents, with children home alone and unsupervised.

Facial recognition software and digital locking systems prevent intruders from entering the community or home. Interactive apps give or deny approvals for a child to leave their house throughout the day.

Even digital validation is available to keep an eye on babysitters or caretakers while they are supposed to be taking care of a parent’s most valuable possession. These changes in technology will help working people feel confident leaving their children home without them.

Changes Are Coming!

The old systems of home security are woefully outdated and inadequate, making them dangerous and easy for thieves to breach. Luckily, security trends are updating daily to keep up with society’s ever-changing needs.

Security vendors make it their business to keep current with the same technologies that criminals are using, so they can be prevented from committing their crimes. All you have to do is find the right product for your needs – and if it isn’t out there yet, it is probably already in the process somewhere – and use it!

We see a lot of exciting changes on the way in the field of home security for 2018. These innovations will make your home’s safety more affordable and accessible. They will also give you and your loved ones the peace of mind of knowing that you are protected.