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Home Automation and Smart Alarm Systems: An Easy Guide

by | May 11, 2022 | Home Security, Alarm Monitoring, Blue Security Blog | 0 comments

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Home automation and smart alarm systems are here to stay. With smart home technology becoming so accessible and affordable, the opportunities are endless. 

What is home automation? Why should I invest in a smart alarm system? These are just some of the questions that our security specialists get asked when doing a site inspection, so we have decided to put together a straightforward guide to help answer these questions. In this article, we will outline everything you need to know to get started with smart home automation. 

How can you improve home safety and security using home automation? 

 

A-Beginners-Guide-to-Home-Automation-and-Smart-Alarm-Systems-Post-2 (1)Home automation is a fantastic way to make your life easier, from remotely turning off appliances that you forgot to switch off to adjusting lights and temperature, to more complex tasks such as being able to monitor activity in your house remotely through your smart alarm system, mobile app or online interface. If you are thinking about automating your home and installing a smart alarm system, you will want to be sure that it does what you need it to do before you purchase it 

There are many distinct types of smart alarm systems on the market, so you need to choose carefully. 

  • Make sure that you do your research before you purchase. 
  • When you are comparing different systems, you will want to pay close attention to how each one operates. Some systems can connect to your smartphone, while others can only connect to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. 
  • You will also want to look at which features are included. Some smart alarm systems have features that are useful, while others are only useful for basic functions. 
  • It’s important to understand all the fees involved. Some additional features attract monthly fees, while others do not. You should make sure that you are clear about any fees. 

What to look for in smart alarm systems 

The best system is one that offers both smart and simple functionality. Also make sure it has a good app, which will allow you to remotely control the device and monitor the activity at your home. Consider the size of your home, as well as your budget, when shopping for a smart alarm system. 

You have undoubtedly had to deal with false alarms. The good news is that technology is getting better all the time and smart home devices like inverters are becoming more readily available and increasingly reliable. With an inverter your smart alarm system stays active for longer, and the chances of being woken up in the middle of the night by a false alarm are very slim.  

Benefits of smart home security systems? 

Smart alarm systems are great. They can provide peace of mind. Some of the benefits of using a smart alarm system include remote viewing of home security cameras, the ability to remotely arm and disarm your system, and in some instances can even be connected to fire alarms to monitor temperature, humidity, and smoke levels in multiple rooms, and much more. 

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Blue Security clients have a few options to consider when it comes to Smart Alarm Systems. They get the basic remote functionality like event notifications and remote arming / disarming through our MiBlue App, or more advanced functions like Z-wave integration, control of supported Z-wave devices, and Video Verification with our Risco Solution and Risco IP Camera Solutions.  

 

Smart alarm systems are one of the safest ways to protect your property. These systems are not only safer than traditional alarms, but they also monitor the environment around you, giving you peace of mind as well as the ability to take appropriate action in the event of an emergency.  

Final Thoughts  

Home automation has a lot to offer homeowners looking for ways to improve the overall safety and security of their homes. Home automation systems can be used for a variety of different purposes, including controlling lighting, heating, cooling, water valves, alarms, and other security devices. It is a cost-effective way to monitor and control various aspects of your home, from temperature and lighting to water and electricity usage.

Many people find that home automation systems are easier to use than their traditional manual systems, which can be hard to program, expensive, and prone to breaking down. With the technology available today, there is no reason not to implement a home automation system to help you improve your home safety and better protect what matters most to you.

To get your home automation and smart alarm systems installed, contact one of our security specialists. They have a trained eye for detail in assessing your property’s security requirements and will be able to answer all your questions about how to set it up and keep it running smoothly. Additionally, our technical specialist partners will guide you on the best practices that you will want to follow to keep your system working well for as long as possible. Complete the form below, and we will contact you to discuss your smart alarm needs.