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What to Know About Outdoor Security Cameras

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Look for These Key Features

One of the best ways to monitor and protect your home and property is with outdoor security cameras. Previously this month, we discussed three essential features of home security cameras. This month, we want to discuss some of the differences between indoor and outdoor cameras. To be fair, they are going to be quite similar. But you might be swayed by easy-to-install DIY camera systems with a long list of features. Some features are useful, but a few core ones might be missing. After all, if your camera takes a break and doesn't capture an important event, how does it help?

Keep reading to learn what you should look for in outdoor cameras for your Salt Lake City, UT, home.

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How Environmental Sensors Make Your Security System Smarter

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Smart Sensors Alert You to Problems So You Can React

If you have a newer home, you likely have all the basic safety features. For example, by code, you'll have a smoke detector inside every bedroom and another outside the entries. This is designed to loudly alert you to potential fire so you can take action. 

However, the basic safety features might not protect you from other perils that, while not necessarily life-threatening, could be very costly when unnoticed. Fortunately, intelligent environment sensors can be tied to smart security systems to provide more comprehensive protection to your Salt Lake City, UT, home and its inhabitants. Let’s take a look at three ways smart sensors can help you.

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The 3 Essential Features You’ll Want for Home Security Cameras

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Improve Your Home Security with These Modern Features

If you’re looking for a home security camera or system, just a little bit of searching will produce a vast array of choices. On the surface, they might seem almost identical, with many listing similar features and capabilities. But, as in most things, the differences are in the details. 

While there are many features we can discuss around security and surveillance cameras, we want to touch on three essential features you’ll want to better protect your Salt Lake City, UT, home. Ready? Keep reading!

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Why Integration is Important in Smart Security Systems

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Security is an Integral Part of Your Smart Home

You might be wondering, what exactly is a smart security system, and what do we mean by integration? This post is the third in a series on security cameras and surveillance, and in this one, we’ll cover how security is part of a smart home. 

In the first installment of this series, we talked about modern security cameras and the features and options you can choose to increase safety and security in your Salt Lake City, UT home. Then we discussed the choices for video surveillance footage and what we recommend for flexibility and privacy. 

In this post, we will discuss how all of this isn’t an island unto itself – like older security systems – but how it is an active part of your smart home, providing unprecedented control and peace of mind. 

Ready to learn more? Please keep reading below!

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What to Know About Your Video Surveillance System Footage

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These Are the Features You’ll Want for Video Monitoring

You are likely familiar with the myriad options available for home surveillance. There are still some older analog systems, often available at big-box retailers, that can record video footage from multiple cameras. But the products getting all the attention these days are digital network-connected (IP) cameras. If you missed it, check out the first part of this blog series, where we delve into modern security camera system features and benefits. 

In this second installment, we will discuss video monitoring and storage considerations in video surveillance systems. As we discussed with cameras, in the past few years, significant advances have been made with storage and footage search options. Keep reading to learn about the key surveillance features you’ll want in your Park City, UT home. 

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Protect Your Home with a Modern, Intelligent Security Camera System

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Today’s AI-Powered Cameras Provide Next-Level Surveillance 

What’s more important than protecting your family and home? Many people rely on outdated security systems, which may be fine for detecting break-ins but are not particularly useful for keeping you informed of what’s happening in and around your home. But with modern security camera systems, all that has changed. 

What’s new with security cameras? While they have been around for a long time, analog surveillance systems are not as flexible or intelligent as newer IP network-based  solutions. This month, we’re going to cover surveillance solutions in a series. In this first blog, we’ll cover the advantages that the latest camera technology brings for improved security in your Salt Lake City, UT area home. Keep reading below, and stay tuned to this space for more!

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Optimize Your Smart Home System with Remote Access

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Never Leave Your Home Behind with the Control4 App

Many people invest in smart home technology because they can manage devices through apps. Having a smart home system further optimizes your space by placing all your technology—lighting, climate, security, and more—under a single app. Everything lives under one umbrella for easy access—even when you are not home.

Get access to your smart technology even when you are across the globe through our Control4 home automation systems. While on vacation at Salt Lake City’s ski resorts or at the office, you’ll be able to pull up an app on your laptop, tablet or smartphone to make any necessary changes to your home. Read some of the ways this on-the-go feature boosts your security, energy efficiency and comfort.

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