Why do people install smart security systems in their home?

Well, most will say the aim is to keep their home safe from burglars and protect their valuable possessions. But although protection from intruders is an important aspect of installing a security system, there are other dangers which can threaten the safety of a family in their home.

Smarter living Why have a smart home security system and what package should you choose

Fire is probably the most dangerous thing to threaten the safety of a family home, as is carbon monoxide poisoning. But people also choose to install a smart home security system due to the possibility of cheaper home insurance.

If you want to make your home a little more secure and a little bit smarter, then read on. Below we’ve listed four systems you might like to consider installing in your home.

SECOM home security services 

If you’re looking for a more basic, less expensive security option for your home, SECOM provides a basic smart home security system at a reasonable price for householders who are on a tighter budget but still want to provide their family with safety and security. SECOM offer a home protection package for £161, plus a £26 monthly service charge.

The Yale Smart Home Alarm range 

Yale has for years been associated with home security by supplying security locks. Yale now offers a range of smart home security systems. 

The Smart Home Alarm range provides security by connecting to other Yale products, such as home view cameras and CCTV. You can fit an app that will allow you to connect to your Yale Smart Door Lock. This package costs £580 including installation. There are no monthly fees.


We are now entering the realm of fairly hi-tech security systems. This model comes with 8pcs surveillance IP network, night vision, an outdoor security camera with motion detection, and remote access. The camera provides crystal-clear, smooth video images. This level of sophistication is reflected in its price of £959.00.


This smart home security system is even more sophisticated than the previous option. It blends a number of cutting-edge technologies such as audio and video processing, storage technology and other technologies to make this a high-tech home security system. Again, this level of technical sophistication comes with a price: the package will set you back £1,299. 

This list of security systems is intended to demonstrate the range of options currently available on the market. Some people will be happy with just secure locks and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. These alarms can be purchased for a few pounds. However, if you possess valuable items of furniture, jewellery, and works of art in your home then you may want to install a more sophisticated, integrated security system to better protect your assets. Whatever system you choose, it must be one that provides you and your family with security and peace of mind. 

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About the author

Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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