J&J Security Services Answers: What is a “Smart Home” Security System?

A “smart home” is one of the best ways to secure your home.  Using the most reliable and secure communications and advanced tamper-­resistant technology, you can be rest assured your home will stay protected.  Smart homes are equipped with special structured wiring that allows occupants to control security, lighting, heating, and more, remotely by phone or computer. This provides an extra level of security and comfort for the home owners and can be reassuring to have in place while away from home. Having a smart home security system allows owners to check up on what appliances (air conditioners, lights, etc) are on or if any doors or windows are open while away. These homes can include systems with motion sensors, cameras and a connection to your local security company. They have the ability to offer key cards or fingerprint identification instead of conventional locks, making it more difficult to break in. Usually, the system can be accessed and controlled through a mobile app. The app also monitors all the entry points to your home and integrates door locks and garage door control into the platform.


Overall, having a smart home is convenient as it saves time, is often inexpensive, and can save energy. With this system comes added security to ensure that you are protected at all times. Communication is protected under the system, providing safe, reliable, and secure cellular communication. Two-­way emergency voice is often included, allowing one to communicate directly with first responders via a security panel. Additionally, most systems continue to work even if the security panel is damaged or the phone line is cut. When away from home, you can get real-­time notifications by text or email the moment something happens inside your home. Smart home security may be built with automation as the goal in mind, or installed into existing homes. It is a good decision to seek out installation as it brings many advantages such as convenience, security, accessibility, and efficiency.