When you think about a smart home security system for your Raleigh, NC, home, what comes to mind? For many, it’s protecting their home and loved ones from intruders and burglars. It’s installing an alarm system to alert them if someone tries to open a window or the back door and security cameras so they can keep an eye on their home when they’re away.
While these are essential components of smart home security, the everyday support it provides often means the most. The tripwire that alerts them if their toddler is heading for the pool or the medicine cabinet. The soft trail of lights that illuminate when their children walk down the dark hallway to their bedroom. The notification they receive on their smartphone when their kids arrive home from school.
Like most things in life, it’s the little things that add up and make the biggest difference. Let’s explore how smart home security can bring greater peace of mind.
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At Synergy Integrated Systems, we partner with Control4, the global leader in smart home automation. By integrating your security system with this home automation platform, you experience a whole new level of safety. In addition to receiving notifications if someone forgets to lock the door or arm the alarm, your system can also control motorized shades, windows, and lights.
According to police, one of the most important measures for protecting your home is a visible security camera and an effective presence simulation. We’ll program an “Away” button you can tap when heading out for the weekend or a night out. In response, your smart home randomly turns your lights on and off and raises and lowers the shades, creating the impression that your home is occupied.
Many security systems alert you after an event has occurred. A smart home uses sensors, tripwires, and surveillance to alert you while you still have time to act. For instance, water sensors let you know if unexpected moisture is detected, enabling you to use the smart water shut-off valve from your Control4 app before damage occurs.
Today’s smart home sensors can monitor power shortages, swings in temperature, and indoor pollutants. If excess carbon monoxide is detected, your smart home not only alerts you but also opens the motorized windows to let fresh air into your home.
Digital tripwires also offer proactive measures. For example, for homeowners with young children, a tripwire around the pool and other out-of-bound areas sends an alert when crossed. If you’re not home, you can immediately check the video. If it's your youngster heading for the pool while their babysitter is on the phone in the living room, you can dial into your Control4 touchscreen found in every room and be instantly video-connected.
A smart home security system provides ultimate protection, integrating traditional security sensors and surveillance with smart home technology. At Synergy Integrated Systems, we’re committed to providing our clients with custom-designed home automation for their unique needs and lifestyle. To learn more about smart home security or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Synergy Integrated Systems today.