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Smart home technology can increase your safety and security at home. For example, you may be able to:
  • Operate locks on doors
  • See who’s at the door
  • View outside or inside the property remotely
  • Detect hazards (smoke, fire, carbon monoxide)
  • Detect intruders
  • Know when a door or window is opened or closed

Many smart devices can help with safety and security. Here are some examples.

Smart speakers and displays make it possible to:

  • Monitor your home by listening for sounds and looking for movement.
  • Make hands-free calls to family, friends, caregivers, and emergency helplines.
  • Receive alerts about potential emergencies (for example, the sound of glass breaking).
  • Deter intruders by triggering smart lighting and other smart devices as if someone is home.

Smart cameras and doorbells make it possible to:

  • Monitor inside and outside your home for sound and movement.
  • Receive notifications if movement, humans, or packages are detected.
  • Communicate remotely to possible intruders or people performing unwanted activities.
  • Allow other services to remote monitor your property for you.

Smart door locks make it possible to:

  • Receive notifications when your door is unlocked and by whom.
  • Auto-lock the door at specific times.
  • Unlock the door by voice or remotely if needed in an emergency.
  • Provide others a way to unlock the door for assistance if needed.

Smart lighting makes it possible to:

  • Set lights to turn on when movement is detected, helping you to avoid injury from a fall (for example, in a hallway at night).
  • Remotely control or automate turning lights on and off to simulate that someone is home when you are away.

Smart security systems make it possible to:

  • Monitor your home for sounds and movement when you’re away.
  • Make hands-free calls to:
    • Your emergency contacts (family, neighbors, caregivers)
    • Emergency helplines
    • Emergency 911 services
  • Receive alerts about potential emergencies at your home.
  • Sound alarms in the case of an emergency.

Smart sensors make it possible to:

  • Know the current state of things in your house and receive alerts about:
    • Doors opening
    • Movement
    • Glass breaking
    • Water leaks
    • Hazards such as smoke, fire, or carbon monoxide
  • Provide this information to professional monitoring companies, family, caregivers, or support services for help in case of emergency.

Devices That Can Help

Learn more about each of these devices using the pages below.

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Smart Speakers & Displays

At its simplest, a smart speaker is a speaker that connects to the internet and can be controlled primarily by voice command. A smart display is a type of smart speaker that has a...

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Smart Cameras

A smart camera is a video camera that connects to a mobile app. There are smart cameras for outdoor and indoor use. They can be purchased on their own or as part of a package of devices...

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Smart Doorbells

A smart doorbell can connect with Wi-Fi and is often equipped with a video camera, microphone, and speaker. It connects with an app on your smartphone or tablet, and can be integrated...

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Smart Door Locks

A smart door lock can replace a traditional door lock to keep you safe and your home secure, while also making entry more accessible. Smart locks may provide the ability to lock...

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Smart Lighting

Smart lighting includes both smart light bulbs as well as in-wall smart switches and dimmers. See also smart plugs, which can control plug-in lamps. Smart light bulbs make any...

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Smart Security Systems

A smart security system keeps you and your home safe and secure from a number of threats, including intruders and hazards such as fire or carbon monoxide. You can improve your home's...

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Smart Sensors

Some sensors are sold on their own, others are included in a package (such as those included in a home security system), and others are built in to other devices (such as smart cameras with...

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