- August 25, 2018
Crime rates in the country are on the rise and yet, only 17% of all homes have security systems. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, the need for security systems is especially required in an era when people’s lives are being run by the virtual assistants such as Google Home and Alexa. According to Dominick Ciccarelli, a New York City based Architectural Designer, smart security systems are beneficial only if they are properly incorporated in the theme and architecture of the home, and work seamlessly.
The habits of New Yorkers are changing. Now, everybody’s either speaking to Google Home or Alexa, to dim the lights, turn on/off the music or control their thermostat. What people do not understand is that if virtual assistants are becoming smart, so are the thieves and burglars. Therefore, homes in New York City require a vigilant security system.
The basic responsibility of the security system is to ensure that no intruders enter the home. According to researchers, homes without the security system are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted. The smart security system is installed in such a way that the occupants of the home are given warnings to move to a safe room or get out of the home in case of intruders. Many security systems are designed to immediately press a panic button or call the authorities when an intruder enters the residential premises.
High-tech fire detectors
Another feature of smart security system that is required in New York homes is the high-tech smoke and fire detection system. Unlike past school security systems that rang the alarms, but did nothing else, high-tech security system is design to intervene and call the authorities immediately.
Prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning in New York is not a common, but a well-known problem. Found in combustion fumes, this odorless and colorless gas is undetectable by humans and is extremely poisonous. The current innovative and high tech systems often have built-in detectors that always check the levels of carbon monoxide and keep residents safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The security systems are equipped with high definition cameras (interior as well as exterior) along with all day long monitoring systems, and quick emergency responses. A home secured with high-tech systems often sees an increase in market value. As an architect, Dominick Ciccarelli has worked with numerous New York property owners to ensure that the architecture and home security systems are in line.