We take pride in all our home automation and smart home solutions at AVI Systems, and perhaps none more so than our security and surveillance systems. These items are not only convenient, like all of our solutions, but also offer protection and daily practical benefits for the entire family and your entire property.

On top of this, modern home security systems offer exponentially more to their users than previous versions would have, even those seen a decade or two ago. Technological increases in this area have skyrocketed over the last several years, allowing for automation in numerous areas that we simply couldn’t have imagined in prior generations. Here are a few of these cutting-edge tech changes that have allowed modern security systems to be such as asset for homeowners.

Occupancy Simulation Basics

One of the key functions of home security systems today, and also of certain other smart home features, is known as occupancy simulation. Researched and advanced in numerous industries, occupancy simulation refers to the capability of a given automated system to simulate the activities and behaviors of home residents even when they aren’t home – with the primary goal here being to confuse potential burglars or thieves, who typically try to break in when no one is home.

There are numerous areas that might be part of your security system’s occupancy simulation setup. These include turning lights on and off, turning the TV on and several other potential themes that will make it look like someone is home even when this isn’t the case. These can be programmed in detail within your smart home controller.

Real-Time Updates

Another major benefit of these modern systems is the ability to receive real-time updates on anything going on in your home. Whether you’re simply at work or are taking a vacation, as long as you have your mobile device you can check in on your home’s cameras at any time.

In addition, modern security systems send alerts and notifications anytime something unusual happens while you aren’t home. This can be something as simple as a door or window that was left open; it can also be a major risk like a burglary attempt or some other concern.

Camera and Visual Monitoring

In fact, modern security cameras go even further than this. They can even provide visual monitoring to a given room or area, which includes the ability to track if certain items have been moved or removed – essentially, the system tracks your most important personal belongings for you. Even if your maid service accidentally moved a valued piece somewhere, you’d know where it is instead of spending hours looking for it or worrying that it was stolen.

For more on how modern security systems have advanced significantly in terms of tech benefits, or to learn about any of our home automation services, speak to the staff at AVI Systems today.