5 key considerations when building a smart home security system
Combining alarm systems with smart home services provides security companies with the opportunity to take their business to the next level and fulfill the needs of modern life. When building a smart home security system and choosing the platform and the devices to integrate, 5 main considerations will help ensure the success of the system.
How is a high level of reliability ensured?
One of the most important considerations is how to ensure that the system is reliable. In relation to the connected devices, it is essential that false alarms and tampering with the devices are prevented. The maturity of Develco Products’ thoroughly tested and validated wireless platform is your guarantee for a highly reliable connection between our devices and the Squid.link Gateway. The tamper switch included in several of our devices ensures that the devices are not tampered with without warning. In case of a temporary power outage or cuts in the internet connection, the battery backup of the Squid.link Gateway ensures that locally stored data within the smart home security system are not lost, meaning that the system will keep functioning.
How are the data kept safe?
Another vital consideration is how to ensure that the data transferred in the system are kept secure. Private data of the users are collected through the system, and they need to remain private. This means that making sure that the data are inaccessible to outsiders is paramount. To guarantee your customers a high level of security, all Develco Products’ devices provide multi-layered security and live up to a strict standard of security when communicating with each other. When a Develco Products device attempts to join a network, it makes use of installation codes, certificates, and pre-defined keys to authenticate the connection. Moreover, the Squid.link Gateway is assigned an individual key set, allowing remote access using SSH/SCP with an ECDSA key pair required for login. The gateway communicates with the back-end system using AKEP2 security key negotiation. When the key has been negotiated, data privacy is secured with AES-128bit encryption. This way, you will offer your customers a high level of security by using the Squid.link Gateway as the heart of your system.
Is the system cost-effective?
When building a smart home security system, it is important to get a customized system and avoid paying for features and functionalities that are not needed. A way to have a cost-effective system is through configuration options. The Squid.link Gateway is a modular platform offering numerous configuration possibilities. This means that your costs are kept down as you will only acquire the chipsets and modules you have selected. You will also have a system tailored to your needs.
How user-friendly is the system?
The success of any wireless system relies on the adoption among the users. A common barrier for this adoption appears in the first meeting between the devices and the users. To provide the customers with a great first impression of the devices included in a system, it is vital that the devices are easy to install. The plug and play functionality of our sensors and alarms make them easy to install. In combination with long battery lives of the devices and the possibility to perform over-the-air updates, the required amount of maintenance is kept to a minimum, providing your customers with a positive experience.
Is the system future-proof?
Last but not least, it is important to consider how to make sure that the system is future-proof. The world of IoT is evolving constantly, and technological advancements are brought to the market daily. This means that a rigid and inflexible system will easily be outdated. A way to prevent this from happening is by using open standards instead of a propriety system. By choosing open standards, the interoperability of the system is enhanced, preparing it for new devices to be connected in the future. With the multiprotocol Squid.link Gateway as the heart of your system, you get a flexible, open platform, allowing you to integrate products across wireless standards and even 3rd party products to match the needs of your customers continuously.
Want your own smart home security system?
Take a look at the possibility to take your business to the next level.