The Guide to a Smart Home Security System

We all seek a sense of safety and security, especially when at home with our loved ones. As we move into a future where technology is an everyday party of our lives, the ways to protect our families and valuables continues to advance. In this guide, we’ll explain the essentials of a smart home security system, showing how it’s possible to safeguard your home in a smart and efficient way.

What is a Smart Home security system?

A smart home security system is an integrated network of devices designed to monitor and secure your home. It typically includes cameras, locks, garage and gate openers, video doorbells that you control remotely through your phone, tablet or computer. Unlike traditional systems, these smart devices work together intelligently to provide real-time alerts and convenient protection.

What are the differences between a Smart Home security system and the security systems of the past?

Before the evolution of the smart home, home security was limited to alarms and sensors triggered by an intrusion on your property. An alarm or siren would sound, hopefully sending the intruder scurrying. Maybe you were connected to a security company, paying a service fee to monitor your place. Now you have more control at your fingertips. Today’s smart home security systems keep you up-to-date in real-time. Receive instant notifications to your phone. View live camera feeds. Communicate with unwanted visitors remotely, letting them know you’re watching their every move.

And these features aren’t limited to security cameras any more.

  • Your video doorbell is a convenient way to communicate with your guests but it also alerts unwanted visitors you’re aware of their presence.
  • A digital door lock makes it easy for you to keep track of your kids coming and going, but it also eliminates the need for a key to be hidden in the garden.

The smart home devices of today deliver top level convenience while protecting your home and loved ones.

What are the benefits of a Smart Home security system?

These are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you think not only home security but smart home security.

  • Real-time notifications: Immediate alerts on your phone, allowing you to deter activity.
  • Remote access and control: Monitor and control your home from anywhere.
  • Integration: Install a smart home assistant and all your devices can be controlled from a single app.
  • Efficiency: Combine security and convenience into a single device, for example a digital door lock.


text notifications on a mobile phone from the home security system installed by smarter homes australia

Which of the Smart Home devices also provide security?

These are the smart home devices we recommend to our customers looking for enhanced security:

  • Smart security cameras: Indoor and outdoor cameras with features like night vision, motion tracking, and two-way audio; wireless and CCTV wired options available.
  • Floodlight & spotlight security cameras: Wired security camera with a motion-activated floodlight, built-in alarm and voice capability.
  • Digital door locks: Keyless entry that allows you to lock or unlock doors remotely; receive real-time notifications.
  • Video camera doorbell: Check who’s at the door, know when a package has been delivered, or be notified of suspicious activity.
  • Smart garage & gate systems: Check the status of the garage or gate; remove a separate remote that could be used without permission.
  • Smart lighting: Lights that can be programmed to simulate occupancy or brighten when motion is detected.

Operating a Smart Home Security System

We love when we can simplify a customer’s life and also bring them added peace of mind. To achieve this we always recommend the installation of a smart home assistant, like Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant or Apple HomeKit. Now you have a single app that controls all devices, whether they are for security, home automation or both.

Starting small and scaling up

We find many customers like to start out small, first becoming comfortable with the technology and learning how to operate a smart home at their own pace. They’re designed to be easy to operate so within a short period of time you should notice the benefits. As you experience the convenience it’s likely you’ll look for more ways to bring simplicity and safety to your home life.

We don’t work off commissions so we never push anyone into getting more devices than they feel comfortable with or need. It makes no sense to run a business this way, especially because many of the systems are highly modular, allowing you to scale up when you want to.

We like to build relationships with our customers and exceed their expectations so the first step is understanding your overall goals. Then once we learn of your needs we advise the best products for your situation, including costs associated. Contact us for more information on how we can work together to make your home a safer and smart place to live.

Where should Smart Home security cameras be placed?

The strategic placement of cameras is crucial. Here are some suggestions:

  • Front and back doors: Cover all main entry points to monitor who comes and goes.
  • Off-street windows: Place cameras near windows not directly visible from the street to deter break-ins.
  • Common areas: Living rooms or kitchens can be good spots to keep an eye on the interior.
  • Driveway view: Having a view of the driveway will keep your car and garage well protected.
  • Perimeter of your property: To observe any unusual activity around your home.


a home security camera installed by smarter homes australia above a garage on a home in brisbane

Why a smart home security system brings value to your home

Installing a smart home security system is an investment in the safety and security of your home. The beauty these days is that it’s possible to choose devices that bring you peace of mind while making your life easier.

At Smarter Homes Australia, we’re committed to delivering cutting-edge security solutions that empower you to transform your home into a smarter, safer and more efficient living space.

Smart Home Security FAQs

  • Can I control my home security system remotely?

Absolutely! All our home security systems come with a user-friendly mobile app that allows you to monitor your home and control your security setup remotely. You can view live feeds from cameras, receive security alerts via text, manage smart digital locks and open and close your garage or gate from wherever you are.

  • Are there any ongoing fees once the home security system is installed?

No. Once installation is done there are no more costs to operate the system. Everything is done through the app which is part of the supply and installation cost. We will train you on how to operate the system yourself, but if you need any more assistance once installation is done, please contact us and we’ll help answer any questions you have. We pride ourselves on the best customer service in Queensland so we are there for you when needed.

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