Our security is very important, and in this field, technology has given us the possibility to take the control of our home security and monitor our homes in ways we never thought we could. Our smartphones and tablets can connect to our home security system and let us monitor our homes over the Internet from anywhere in the world.

Wireless technology takes home security to a new level

Home security system

Nowadays, the old CCTV cameras can connect to the Internet and broadcast a live feed that we can see on any mobile device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet. This means that we can keep an eye on our home even when we are in vacation or on a business trip. Also, the various sensors that are present in modern-day home security systems have the possibility to relay information wirelessly and give us a notification when they are triggered.


Some security systems even notify the authorities when unauthorized access is detected. We have featured such a system, called Dropcam HD  and it lets you monitor your home via your Android or iOS device over the internet using the power of the cloud (and no, it won’t be affected by stormy weather).

What types of sensors can you find?

When it comes to sensors, the market is full of various types of sensors that you can mount in your home. Most of them consist on two magnets that attract each other and when the magnetic field is interrupted, the alarm goes off, these are used for doors and windows, to detect when they are opened. Other sensors use infrared lasers that send off a silent alarm when the beam is broken.

Other window sensors can detect the vibration and noise when a window is broken and set off an alarm. These go hand in hand with motion sensors, the most common sensors used in home security systems and they detect movement and set off the alarm when it is armed.

The future of home safety

Our home is getting smarter with each passing day. This is a well known fact, and with this advancement come other possibilities in personal security. The biometrics field offers the best solution in home security with facial recognition (a feature that now is implemented in smartphones, but it still has some issues that need to be ironed out), fingerprint scanners or retina scanners and voice recognition having, this system offers full proof security for our homes. Although these systems are still under development and they carry a pretty big price tag, the future might make these solution affordable and widely available for everyone.

The best home security systems

Home security systems

Although you can install a DIY home security system that can offer you video monitoring and other sensors, we highly recommend that you use a specialized home security company. They have lots of experience in home protection and can offer you the very latest technology in protecting your home. With this in mind, we will feature both home security companies and gadgets that you can install and operate yourself. Also, for better protection, we opted to include only wireless CCTV cameras because they offer the advantage of having no wires that can be cut.

Top home monitoring wireless cameras

5. Wireless Colour Pinhole Spy Cam and Receiver

  • Night Range: Does not have support for Night Mode
  • Colour Recording: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • SD Card Recording: No
  • Wireless Range: 50 Meters
  • Audio: Yes
  • Wireless Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • TV Lines: 380
  • Wired Use: No
  • Other Features: 4 Channels; Small Size; CMOS Sensor

4. Wireless 2.4GHz USB Receiver and IR Security Colour Camera with Audio

  • Night Range: 10 Meters
  • Colour Recording: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • SD Card Recording: No
  • Wireless Range: 50 Meters
  • Audio: Yes
  • Wireless Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • TV Lines: 380
  • Wired Use: Yes (USB)
  • Other Features: Windows 7 Compatibility; CMOS Sensor

3. Wireless Bird Box Camera with Night Vision – Perfect for your Garden

  • Night Range: 1.5 Meters
  • Colour Recording: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • SD Card Recording: No
  • Wireless Range: 50 Meters
  • Audio: Yes
  • Wireless Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • TV Lines: 380
  • Wired Use: No
  • Other Features: Wide Angle Recording; Small Size; CMOS Sensor

2. Wireless 2.4ghz Colour CCTV Infrared IR Camera with Audio and Receiver

Home security system

  • Night Range: 10 Meters
  • Colour Recording: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • SD Card Recording: No
  • Wireless Range: 50 Meters
  • Audio: Yes
  • Wireless Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • TV Lines: 380
  • Wired Use: yes
  • Other Features: 2 Year Warranty; CMOS Sensor

1. Wireless CCTV Mini DVR Motion Detect IR Wireless Security Camera Kit

  • Night Range: 10 Meters
  • Colour Recording: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • SD Card Recording: Yes (up to 32GB)
  • Wireless Range: 50 Meters
  • Audio: Yes (1 Channel)
  • Wireless Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • TV Lines: 380
  • Wired Use: Yes
  • Other Features: Windows 7 Compatibility; Motion Sensor

Top home security companies

Home security companies offer a full range of security systems, so we will not list all the features they offer. The main denominator between them is the price and the availability. Although you can put together a pretty good home security system, if you are not among the tech savvy, then I would recommend seeing a professional home security company.

  1. ADT Security

  2. SafeMart

  3. Pinnacle Security

  4. Protect America

  5. FrontPoint Security

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I often wonder, where is technology heading? What do all of these advances mean for us and for our future? I sometimes miss the days when I didn’t know how to use a floppy disk, or how a computer CPU works, but now, until I find an answer to my questions, I’ll keep tracking these advances and show everything I find to those who share my interests.

 
 
  • Armaan

    Amazing.. Thanks for the share.