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What to Look for When Shopping for a Smart Home Security System?

Shopping for a Smart Home Security System

A smart home security system should be a long-term investment that provides you with the tightest protection for many years.

The longevity of high-tech cameras and motion sensors makes choosing the right system all the more important. While there are plenty of low-cost options available, what’s the use of realizing a little further down the line that it isn’t providing a suitable level of security?

The right security system means feeling safe when you’re tucked in bed, assured that your children return home safe, and relaxed even when halfway around the world on holiday. 

It watches over and protects you, your family, and home 24/7.

So, what exactly do you need to look for when shopping for a smart home security system? What features and capabilities are necessary to give your property maximum protection and ensure replacing your smart home security system isn’t a regular occurrence?

1) Device Support

Some smart home security systems have limited connectivity to other devices. If you already have smart devices in your home, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, it’s important to consider whether the new security system additions will work alongside them.

Additionally, look at the IFTTT (If This Then That) capabilities. These let you connect devices and create sequences; for example, you could have your smart lighting automatically switch on when motion is detected on your porch.

BAZZ smart home monitoring devices are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and can also be used to program automated scenes with other Bazz Smart Home products.

2) Wireless Connection

Wireless security systems are even easier to install and don’t require a professional technician’s assistance. The equipment is often pre-programmed and ready to use, ‘plug-in and play’. While wireless connections might be the preference, wired connections can be just as useful - it all depends on your unique circumstance. 

3) Sensor Range & Supports

If you have a large property or one that is spread out, close attention needs to be paid to the security system’s support range. It could be possible that cameras at either end of the property fall out of range, deeming them unfunctional. 

Different systems require different connection protocols: Bluetooth, WiFi, Z-Wave, and Zigbee. Before you buy, look into the specs and be sure that the devices work with your home’s infrastructure.

For BAZZ smart home monitoring systems, all that’s required is a moderate WiFi connection. And with no hub necessary, there’s no chance that your cameras, sensors, and other security systems will fall out of a hub’s reach. 

4) Battery

The last thing you want is for the battery on your cameras to deplete and miss out on vital protection and footage. To prevent that from happening, some smart home security systems come with back-up battery power, and others are hardwired into the home’s power. 

BAZZ smart home cameras are hardwired into your home’s power with no chance of the battery running out. Our sensors and alarms, which are powered by battery, have back-up battery power for when power runs low, too.

5) Mobile App Remote Control

The very best home security systems make it easy for you to control and view your smart home security cameras. With a mobile app, it doesn’t get much easier. Whether you’re at work, in a different country, or cooking in your kitchen, a mobile app instantly sends you alerts when sensors are triggered.

The BAZZ Smart Home app sends you real-time notifications when motion is detected, lets you watch live stream surveillance, and record footage. With BAZZ APP, you’re in control of your security no matter where you are.

6) Waterproof 

If your home security systems are going to be outdoors, they need to be waterproof. It’s no use their capabilities coming undone at the first sign of bad weather. That way, you’ll be forever moving them in and out. That being said, you’ll be surprised how many smart home security systems do not have a suitable level of waterproof. 

BAZZ’s smart outdoor cameras have waterproof IP65 certification, so you can be confident in its ability to stay working no matter the weather. 

Easy to Install Smart Home Security Systems 

BAZZ home monitoring systems are an easy way to keep your family safe. From motorized HD indoor and outdoor cameras to motion sensors and video doorbells, BAZZ has everything you need to keep your home secure. 

After installation, you will be able to remotely monitor and control the devices directly through the BAZZ Smart Home App. Explore our range and bolster your home’s security today!