What is a smart alarm?

In the traditional alarm system, if your alarm goes off but you are not at home, then you’ll have to rely on your neighbour to check your house or call the police. The traditional alarm will not send you a notification of any issue happened, it is the only function in the loud siren. In contrast, smart home security systems do the same as a conventional smart alarm, they alert you if you have an intruder and let you monitor your home. Therefore, you can monitor your home safety through the app even if you’re miles away from home. The common product in the smart alarm system is siren, wireless IP camera, vibration sensor, and door sensor.
1. Siren
Firstly, siren is always connected to the whole smart alarm system like vibration sensor, motion detector and door lock. Siren alarm systems work by generating a loud, piercing siren sound when they’re triggered by intruders in and around your home. The loud siren sound will mean you, and your neighbours are aware of a problem in the home. Besides, when they’re set off, some siren alarms also emit flashing lights to attract even more attention to the issue. So, the siren is the most effective devices to protect your home safety when you are at home.
2. Wireless IP camera
Next, the wireless IP camera effectively help you in protect safety even you are at home or not. It is commonly used in every house, this is because it is convenient in use and at an affordable price. With a wireless IP camera, you can online monitor your home safe from the app anytime, this is because all the security video will save on the cloud space. Furthermore, the IP camera also functions as a motion sensor, it can detect the people from the distance of 7 meters. Besides, if it is detected any unusual movement in the camera and it will send you a notification through the app.
3. Vibration sensor
Moreover, the vibration sensor also one of the smart alarm system product. You can install the vibration sensor on your wall, door and windows. For example, after you installed the vibration sensor on the window if the intruders trying to break your window and the vibration sensor detected. Then, the home siren will work and you may receive a notification from the app too.
4. Door sensor
In addition, you can also install the door sensor for your home safety. The door sensor installed on the door will connect to the app. So, you can manage and monitor the door sensor history from the app. Through the app, it will show the open and close time of the door. If you are not at home and the door is open, then the app will inform you there might have an intruder.

Traditional alarm VS Smart alarm

Alarm

Traditional alarm

Smart alarm 

Security level

High

Relatively high

Cost

High 

Affordable 

Flexibility

Low 

High 

Maintenance difficulty

Hard

Easy

1. Security level
When we talk about the alarm system, both traditional alarm and smart alarm system is high in security level, but the smart alarm system is relatively high. This is because the smart alarm devices are connected to the app, and it will send a notification to you when the devices detected security issue. Therefore, the smart alarm is more active compare with traditional alarm system. Take for example, when the smart security camera detected an unusual motion then your smartphone will receive a notification and you can check the security video directly from your app before something happened. However, the traditional alarm only will goes off when something has happened.
2. Cost
Moreover, the cost of installing the traditional alarm is higher than a smart alarm. This is due to the fact that the traditional alarm are wired system, if you want to install it you may need to drill hole on the wall and need a professional worker to install it. So, this makes the cost of traditional alarm expensive. But the smart alarm devices are wireless and no cabling required in installation. Therefore, the cost of smart alarm is more affordable to the users.
3. Flexibility
Last but not least, the flexibility of smart alarm is higher than the traditional alarm because the smart alarm devices are wireless and it is easy in disassemble. You can easily disassemble the smart alarm devices like door sensor, vibration sensor, siren, and security camera to replace it at another place. On the other hand, the smart alarm is wireless and it can manage by the app. Through the app, you can check where the error of the smart alarm is and maintain it. You don’t need to break the wall and check like traditional alarm system, using app is effective and time saving.

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