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Protecting Your Home with Smart Home Automation
9th July 2021
Smart Home Automation Making your Home More Secure
There are many reasons why you might be considering a home automation system installation that utilises smart technology to keep your property safe. Perhaps you travel a lot for work and want to know that everything’s secure while you’re away. Or maybe you just want to head on holiday without worrying if you’ve locked the doors and windows.
Smart home security installers can certainly put your mind at ease by turning your home into a smarter, safer environment. But what exactly is home automation and how can it benefit you? Let’s take a closer look.
What is Smart Home Automation?
Thanks to modern technology, the days of conventional alarm systems and floodlights are becoming a thing of the past. Now, you can invest in advanced systems and a new generation of devices that will give you ultimate control over home operations. While home automation can make your property a more comfortable, relaxing place to be, there are also features that are designed to boost property security significantly.
For example, smart technology can:
Make Your Home Look Occupied
Often seasoned burglars and opportunist thieves target houses that appear empty. So, it’s in your best interest to make it look like someone’s at home 24/7. Smart home systems simulate occupancy in many ways. For example, you can schedule for the light to turn on and off at certain times of the day while you’re away. You can also raise and lower window blinds remotely with the push of a button or create a schedule for this to happen.
Provide 24/7 Streaming of Your Home
Checking up on your property is easy with a smart home automation system. Smart security cameras provide 24/7 streaming of your property which can be viewed on any device. So long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can see what’s going on in your front room, kitchen or garden – even if you’re miles from home. Night vision, multiple camera angles and audio/motion detection will all help your mind to ease.
What’s really good is that when sensors are triggered, your home automation system can turn on television sets, audio and lights to help deter burglars.
Give Your Ultimate Access Control
Controlling who accesses your property is crucial to maximise safety. With home automation, you can control all electric gates and doors through your touchscreen device, allowing you to keep tabs on movement in and around your property. Thanks to apps such as Control4, you can fire up access codes to those who might need to enter your home or garden while you’re away, such as the gardener, nanny or maintenance engineers.
Prevent Home Emergencies
As well as protecting your property from intruders, smart systems can also prevent home emergencies such as fire damage and floods. From water sensors and motion sensors to pressure sensors and lighting sensors, there are all kinds of sensors that can determine whether there’s a problem in your home before triggering the relevant response/warning.
I started my Audio Visual and Technology career back in 1992 working in the commercial and leisure sector across Europe. Then back in 2003 I founded New Wave AV and we are now a leading Smart Home, Home Cinema and Lighting Control company in the Southeast of England.