Home security systems used to serve one function: they let you know if a door or window had been opened while the system was armed. Today’s home security systems are multi-faceted devices. They monitor all aspects of home security — from flooding and fire to carbon monoxide buildup and burglars — as well as acting as the brain for home automation devices that make today’s homes feel like the home of the future.
Home Automation Alerts and Connectivity
Today’s home automation devices cover nearly every aspect of home life imaginable. Homes can have automated door locks, lights, thermostats, and even window blinds. Appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators are also automated wonders. It’s possible for a homeowner to control virtually every area of their home via their smartphone.
Even better — many of these devices are constantly monitoring and can send home automation alerts to let homeowners know what’s going on. Has the back door been unlocked unexpectedly? Did a cold front move through while you were at the office and temperatures in the house are dropping to a point that could endanger pets and basement pipes? Smart door locks and thermostats can let you know.
Simple, Intuitive, and Useful
It’s always a big step to bring new technology into any part of your home, and this can feel intimidating to those who aren’t particularly tech-savvy. Smart home automation devices are incredibly intuitive, even for newbies. Mobile control apps give you access to all of your home devices with just a few taps on your smartphone screen. They’re designed to be simple, straightforward, and user-friendly.
What are home automation apps and devices used for? They’re incredibly convenient and useful both for when you’re away from home, as well as when you’re moving around the house. Home automation allows you to raise and lower window shades without leaving the couch (or without even being at home). Automated camera systems give you a glimpse into what’s going on at your house when you’re away. Smart technology gives you the ability to control your thermostat from afar, keeping pets and loved ones comfortable. It’s also useful for controlling lights, whether you need to turn them on because you’re about to arrive home from the grocery store or flick them off because you forgot to do so before you got cozy in bed.
Making Your Home Safer and More Cost-Effective
Home automation isn’t just about convenience; it’s also about keeping your family safe and saving money. Home automation devices and home security systems can be tied together in order to let you know what’s going on at home and allow you to control your home security from afar.
This provides huge peace of mind for parents with kids who are prone to leaving the house without locking the doors. Parents can also take advantage of geofencing devices that will alert them when their children leave, as well as when they arrive home.
In addition to security and peace of mind, installing home automation and security systems can save lots of money. This is particularly the case with smart lighting and thermostat systems. They completely eliminate the issue of everyone heading out for the day and leaving every light in the house on or the heat/air conditioner roaring full blast. With a smart lighting system, you can flip your kitchen lights off from your office across town.
Not only do automated devices allow you to do things like adjust the thermostat from afar, but they’re also smart. This means that in addition to being programmed for specific schedules, they can be set to learn your preferred schedule and adjust themselves accordingly. Smart devices can mean huge savings in energy bills. In addition to this, installing a home security system can increase your property value, which means saving money now and making more later.
While the world of home automation may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, smart devices are everywhere these days. With their functionality and user-friendliness, they’re changing people’s lives by making things more convenient, providing peace of mind, and creating big savings.
At ProTech Security, we have a strong history of experience, innovation, and customer service. The ProTech Security Advantage is more than 30 years of service in Northeast Ohio and a strong commitment to providing quality, cost-effective protection for homes, businesses, educational institutions, and government facilities. To see what ProTech Security can do for you, contact us today.