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Over half a century ago many futurists speculated as to how our world would look after the millennium – Many of them were way off, but some of the prophesied factors are finally becoming a reality for many people. One notion in particular is how smart home technology is becoming more popular and allowing users to synchronize their technological devices together so they can be operated through a hub and even monitored remotely through the internet. Smart home technology is leading the way to allowing users the ability to not only monitor their internal technologies, but also the ability to set up a virtual moat around their homes using security cameras and setting up a centralized hub to monitor everything.
Having a home security system command center is a dream of many, and setting one up has finally become much more accessible thanks to the work of many technological geniuses in translating across programming languages so the smart home technology system can talk to multiple devices in a very functional way. Having a command center would allow you to control everything in your home at the push of the button as well as the monitoring omnipotence many only dream of. The questions that are probably on everyone’s mind in regard to a command center is, “How do you set one up and how much does it cost?”
As with any great work of art you need to first decide on the components, and minimum required aspects of a home security command center would be the following:
Security Cameras – The mere aspect of seeing a surveillance camera would deter even the greatest of criminals from attempting to break into your home as well as allow you to see what is happening both in and all around your house. Cameras come in all shapes and sizes, with costs to match. Depending on how powerful you want your surveillance cameras to be, the price can range from $30 all the way up to the thousands. You can often find great deals if you shop around for a little while online at sites like Amazon and Overstock, but the discounts will vary.
Monitors – Depending on how many cameras you decide on having, you can either host all the feeds on a single monitor, or get multiple monitors so you can monitor multiple feeds at once. Monitors starting in the 20+ inch category will start you at a cost of approximately $170 and continue upward.
Smart Home Technology – There are many smart home technology companies, but make sure you choose one based not only on the home security command center you’re building, but on something that will also incorporate all other aspects of your technological devices into it. Your command center will definitely be more efficient as its ability to control more things from a single post increases. Some companies to research would be Control4, X10, and INSTEON.
Whether you are a technophile who wants the challenge of setting up a smart home technology hub, or someone who would just like to know what’s going on around them from the safety of their room, a command center is a very good answer and will only become more prevalent in our homes the further we progress through time. The futurists of the past would have loved the opportunity to be in your shoes and see how far we have come with technology.