You likely remember traditional home security alarm systems – so many homes still have them. The system had a siren, window and door sensors, and wall panels to arm and disarm them with a code. Who doesn’t remember the times when the alarm went off because your hands were occupied and you didn’t disarm the system in time entering the house?
Those systems are still around, but we believe that today’s smart security systems can do much more for your Salt Lake City, UT home. Instead of just sounding an alarm when a sensor is tripped, you can get better information on what's happening at home through smart devices. Not only that, but you can take action when you need to, with just a smartphone and an internet connection.
Let’s take a closer look at a smarter approach to keeping your home safe.
Smart locks are becoming increasingly popular for good reasons. You can control them from anywhere, and they can be more secure than keys. Once you give a key out, there is no protection from someone copying it. A smart lock can restrict who has access and get detailed about it. Want to give temporary access for a service to be performed at your house? Open the lock remotely or grant access with a temporary code. That code can be active based on a timeframe that you control.
Smart locks can do more. You can check a lock's status anytime, and if it's not locked, do it with a tap on an app. Better yet, you can automate the process and have the doors automatically lock a few minutes after you leave home. The same intelligence can be applied to garage doors. Check a garage door and close it if you forgot or automate it and don't think about it. When you need a delivery dropped off in the garage for safekeeping, open it remotely or grant one-time access at a specific time.
Both smart garage doors and locks can also inform you when someone is home. You can get alerts when the doors are opened or closed to know if your kids are home or away and the times your housekeeper was there.
Today’s smarter, more efficient sensors can monitor many environmental conditions in your home. A water and humidity sensor can be used to warn about a leak that can turn into an expensive problem if unnoticed and unchecked. Temperature sensors can inform of heat rising quickly from an electrical malfunction in the kitchen and can ensure your costly wine collection in the wine cellar stays within the right range while you're away.
When you unify devices like smart locks and sensors with a comprehensive smart home automation system, you up the level of protection you can bring to your home. For example, if an intruder were to break into your home, a sensor or surveillance camera can trigger the lights to all come on, sound the alarm, and even deliver a message over a speaker that the authorities have been alerted. If a high level of odorless carbon monoxide is detected, the system can shut down your HVAC system immediately to halt the spread of the gas through the house and flash the lights to alert you while unlocking doors automatically for a quick exit.
Smart home systems like Control4 can automate intelligent features in your home to simulate occupancy. For example, the system can activate motorized shades, lighting, and even TV and audio systems in a natural way to make it look like you are home. It's another way smart technology can form an effective deterrent to keep your home from looking like an easy target.
Get the peace of mind you deserve with a smarter security system. To learn more, we encourage you to set up a one-on-one consultation with our team. Just give us a call at (801) 444-3200, fill out our contact form, or chat with us below.