Smart Security Sensor

Increase your safety with smart security sensors

Prepare and protect your home from any intruders or unexpected disasters by setting up smart sensors. These smart sensors come in compact sizes for you to place them in different parts of your home which you may believe are vulnerable to burglary, flooding and smoke.

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What is a smart security sensor and how does it work?

Smart sensors are the convenient options to improve your home security without the added stress of regulating them individually. Inside a smart security sensors is

  1. a sensor that collects all the information from its surroundings,
  2. an embedded microprocessor unit (MPU) that selects relevant information and
  3. a transmission accessory to send the information to any connected smartphone or tablet.

If you already have a hub-based smart home, these smart sensors are a great addition to your security system.

Smart security system sensors are easier to set up than other smart appliances. With a few simple steps, they are installed and placed in any location of your choice. The amazing thing about smart security sensors is that you do not need a hub-based smart home system. Most motion sensors work either via WIFI or Bluetooth to transmit information to your smartphone. In fact, you can connect them all together into one customised individual security system under one mobile application.

Advantages of a smart sensor over a regular sensor?

A regular (or base) sensor such as a standard smoke detector found in every kitchen does not include an MPU or a component to communicate information to your smartphone. When such sensors are triggered, you need to turn it off using their individual control systems. However, all smart sensors can be controlled via any mobile device. Smart sensors have been designed to be adaptable to common errors that conventional sensors face. Such as, smart smoke detectors are able to distinguish between different levels of fire intensity.

Smart sensors promise higher performance with minimal power consumption. In comparison to a regular sensor, they are also smaller in size, therefore they can fit into difficult spots. Due to their broad range of customisation options, you can connect them to other smart devices for a more convenient home automation set-upadjustment of lighting, activation of your voice assistant, and so on.

What are the different types of smart sensors available to improve your home security?

Depending on your needs, you can select various types of smart sensors that, when combined and linked together, can enhance the security in your home. Although not all sensors are necessary for security purposes, here is a list of the type of sensors and their purpose:

Motion sensors: Such sensors are useful to send you alerts when doors, windows or blinds are opened or closed.Their function is to scan a certain area with infrared beam and it will alarm you when it detects a change in temperature in that area. Most of the models today are accurate to the point of ignoring movements of your pets due to its adjustable sensitivity settings.

Smoke sensors: A smart smoke sensor can do more than just detect smoke as, when in the case of a fire, they can alert the fire department, initiate sprinklers and control the lights to signal people faster. They can also detect carbon monoxide (a tasteless and odorless gas that can be a health risk).

Leak sensors: When in contact with water, these sensors alert you with sirens. You can attach a leak sensor to a water pipe or place on the ground near a water heater or washing machine and the sensor will trigger an alarm to inform you of a possible flood.

Temperature sensors: They are mainly used to control the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home to prevent any hazardous events.

Light sensors: These come embedded in other smart devices as a way to understand and adjust lighting in a room or space. For instance, it can be used to automatically trigger smart lights in your home after sun-down to avert burglars.

Some smart appliances can come with a built in smart sensor component. For instance, a smart security system for your front door may already include motion sensors, which, when triggered will send you a notification on your phone. Smart security cameras have light sensors so that the camera can recognise when to switch to night vision as would be necessary to better protect your home at night. Or a smart thermostat that has a temperature sensor that can sense an unusually high temperature and alert you to be mindful and safe.