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Home Security: 3 Pillars of Automation for Every Homeowner

by Donna Coakley-Mcgowan 03/09/2022

The right security system can go a long way to both deter criminals from breaking in or stop them in their tracks if they do. We'll look at trends in home security automation that you should know. 

1. Home Security Is Becoming More Uniform 

There are plenty of workaround solutions for hiccups these days, but the trend is to streamline it all. If you're not at home, you don't need your video camera to be delayed because you have the wrong smartphone. You need to see (and potentially talk to) the person while they're still on your doorstep. The best home security experiences are had when all your devices are fully integrated. 

2. Home Security Becomes More Versatile 

Video security made it possible to greet well-wishers and have a conversation without allowing them into the home. These benefits have made contactless security more valuable, with features like facial recognition and voice commands rising in popularity. 

3. More People Are Cutting the Cord 

Cord cutting is not a recent phenomenon, but it's becoming more popular as Wi-Fi continues to improve. This trend is recommended particularly for homes that have a more expensive wired security system and want to cut back on their costs.

Today's high-speed rates can essentially handle nearly any setup, even if your home is filled with multiple devices all competing for the same bandwidth. Plus, this cord-cutter home security is proven to be effective, regardless of how large your home is, where it's located and what kind of perks you're looking for. 

Home security automation is a part of a larger trend of home automation. Multiple systems are being merged into more comprehensive hubs for the homeowner. For instance, your home security system isn't just about keeping criminals at bay, but also saving your home from fires, floods and anything else that might harm you or the people inside the home. 

About the Author

Donna Coakley-Mcgowan

Licensed since 1983 Donna is a well known and well respected veteran of the local real estate market. Donna has made her mark as both a manager of a brokerage firm and as an agent. Ms. Coakley McGowan has participated in extensive training in residential real estate and specializes in both Buyer and Seller Agency.   

"I am extremely pleased to welcome an Associate of Donna’s caliber and expertise” said Judy Leonelli, Owner. "I have known Donna for many years and have admired her professionalism and talent for the pragmatic resolution to the difficulties that can arise during a transaction. When Donna is involved you know there will be a successful outcome.”  

Ms. Coakley McGowan has lived in Upton since 1995 and knows the area and all of its attributes. She currently serves the Town of Upton and the Regional School District as Chairperson of the School Committee.  She and her husband Mark and their two children reside in Upton.