Smart alarm system

Analysts predict that in the coming years more and more individuals will install their own fire alarm system in Lahore and monitor their homes without professional assistance. The marketplace already offers numerous systems requiring no special knowledge and skills to create or operate. The savings on installation and devoid of getting in touch with a centralized security desk is considerable, and therefore such systems come in demand. However, if you are thinking of investing in a DIY system, it's worth remembering some of the inconveniences you'll inevitably face.

First, the alarm can be triggered at any moment, whatever the time of day. Just imagine, you're staying the nighttime at your friend's house or are on holiday by the sea, and you suddenly get a message from the security system. What would you do? Study the camera footage there and then in the center of the nighttime to see if the alarm made an error? Ignore the message? Postpone it until morning? Imagine if your house really was burgled?

Second, potential communication issues always loom. Imagine if your phone's battery decides to die at the wrong moment, or you're out of coverage in the center of nowhere. And at this very moment, thieves break into your home. The security system tries to warn you, but you are unavailable, and the message doesn't get through. Sure, it will sound far-fetched, but it's hardly impossible.

Third, if you take full responsibility for your property protection, then nobody but you'll be there to watch on the security of the system itself. And any technology, even security-related technology, is susceptible to vulnerabilities that may be exploited by criminals.

As an example, in 2017, researcher Ilia Schneidman discovered bugs in the DIY-type fire alarm system in Lahore that allowed an intruder to take control of any alarm system and change it on and off at will. And recently, Kaspersky experts hacked a Fibaro smart home, managing not merely to disable the security system and surveillance cameras but to remotely open the leading door, which was fitted with a good lock.