When most people think of a home alarm system, they remember of their parents’ old-school system that was a nuisance due to its inconvenient controls and limited benefits. Those days are officially gone thanks to smart home alarm systems. Today’s smart home alarm systems make your life easier and more secure by turning your home into a smart Home with interactive security, video monitoring, access, energy management, and automation. In this blog, we will be explaining what exactly a smart home alarm system is and why it’s better to NOT do-it-yourself.
DIY – Do-It-Yourself?
There are plenty of off-the-shelf home security devices with smartphone apps that alert you to activity in your home. This is an exciting way to stay connected with your home, and also a bad approach to home security. You cannot be (and probably don’t wish to be) “on call” around the clock, ready to respond to an emergency alert from your home. For real home security, professional security monitoring—included with all Sting Alarm Las Vegas smart home alarm systems—is essential. In an emergency, the system proactively alerts our 24/7 monitoring station, where Sting Alarm Las Vegas security professionals are on hand day and night to contact your local police or fire department immediately.
Smart Control Panel
At the heart of every smart home alarm system is a master control panel. This is where all aspects of your smart home alarm system connect. The days of installing a new phone line or connecting them to your home’s wireless internet connection are long gone. At Sting Alarm Las Vegas, our smart home alarm system Master Control Panels have an integrated, tamper resistant, cellular connection. This allows for 24/7 professional monitoring of your home and allows you to control your smart home alarm system directly from your smart phone, tablet, or computer from anywhere in the world.
Cameras are your first line of defense when it comes to home security. If there is movement in view of your cameras, inside or outside of your home, your smart home alarm system automatically sends an alert to your smart phone or tablet. You can watch a live feed of your cameras or watch a clip of when the movement occurred, directly from your device from anywhere in the world. In addition to its security benefits, cameras allow you to keep an eye on your family and pets when you are not around.
Smart Doorbell Camera
Your old doorbell just got smarter! Now you can see who is at your door and even communicate with them. Receive an alert anytime someone comes in proximity of your smart Doorbell Camera or when they ring your doorbell. Have a package being delivered? Speak to your courier with two-way voice communication so you can tell them exactly where to leave the package. If you missed the alert on your smart phone or tablet, you can watch a video recording with sound of when the alert occurred.
Smart Door Locks
Have you ever lost your keys, locked yourself out of your house, or forgot to lock your door? The days of hiding a key outside of your home or driving back home to lock your door are over thanks to smart Door Locks! You can now lock and unlock your door on from a numerical keypad or remotely from your smart phone or tablet. The numerical keypad allows you to create unique codes for anyone you want to have access to your home. Anytime a unique code is used to unlock your door, you will be alerted with who accessed your smart Door Locks and what time they accessed it. The benefits are even greater when combined with a smart Doorbell Camera. If you have a package being delivered, you can speak to your courier through your smart Doorbell Camera giving them instructions to place the package inside your home. You can remotely unlock giving them access to leave the package inside your home and then remotely lock it once they leave.
Manage your home’s thermostat directly from your smart phone or tablet while lying in bed or vacationing in Europe! Create automated schedules that are set to change the temperature in your home throughout the day. You can also create easy rules to have an added layer of smart automation based on system activity. Have your thermostat automatically set back when the system is armed away, or even pause if smoke or carbon monoxide is detected to limit the circulation of fumes.
Smart Garage Doors
Garage doors are a key entry point into your home. Now you can remotely open or close the garage door and get a notification if the door is left open when it shouldn’t be.
Smart Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Water Sensors
Life is full of surprises. Some are great, but others can be dangerous. Fires, carbon monoxide leaks, and water leaks can happen whether you are home or away. Sometimes they happen while you are home and you don’t find out until it’s too late. smart Fire, Carbon Monoxide and Water Sensors can alert you the moment these troubles occur and let our 24/7 monitoring station know so a Sting Alarm Las Vegas security professional can contact your local police or fire department immediately.
Smart Motion Detectors and Door Sensors
Two most basic parts of any smart home alarm system are motion detectors and door sensors. These are the final lines of defense when a criminal is attempting to break into a home.
Advanced technology understands what’s happening around your property and takes action on your behalf, proactively. smart home automation means smarter home security. With real-time data from the security sensors and connected devices around your home, your smart home alarm system can understand your activity patterns and take smarter actions on your behalf than standalone devices can. This automatic, proactive safeguard looks after your family by learning your activity patterns, spotting unusual activity and notifying you when it happens. Garage door left open after 10pm? Front door opened early on Saturday? You’ll know.
Geo-location services in the provided smart phone application know when you’re coming and going. It can automatically trigger your system to send you an arming reminder, turn your outside lights on or off, or even cool your house to the perfect temperature before you get home. Smart Home Scenes can control your entire home with just one tap. Scenes are pre-programed settings that let you adjust multiple devices simultaneously. Whether you’re waking up or going to bed, your home can be the way you want it, instantly.
Smart home alarm systems are the perfect way make your life easier and more secure. Sting Alarm Las Vegas offers smart home alarm systems that include all of the services mentioned in this blog that can be configured specifically to your lifestyle and needs. With our professionally installed smart home alarm systems, you can be rest assured that everything will be installed correctly the first time and fully operational from day 1. We also offer 24/7 monitoring of your smart home alarm system from our very own local security command center that is here to keep you safe and can contact your local police or fire department.
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