The 4 Smart Security Integrations You’ve Never Considered
Stop missing out on these key security integrations!
After starting with the security basics, like integrated locks, video doorbells and surveillance, you’ve probably considered adding more to your home’s security applications. Is it time to combine some of these capabilities? Security provides plenty of examples of the power and practicality of well-installed smart home features that, when working together, will protect your family and possessions for years to come.
Spring usually shows us a significant uptick in common crimes like burglaries and vandalism, so Control Freaks Hawaii would like to help you prepare now. Keep reading to see what your security system can do for your Lahaina, Hawaii, home with Control4 smart integrations!
A Department of Justice study found that burglary crimes increase by about 12 percent as the weather heats up, and we want you to get ready ahead of time. A growing trend that testifies to this phenomenon includes porch piracy — the act of stealing packages off the buyer’s porch before they receive them.
Surveillance systems prevent not only porch piracy but also a host of other security threats. Whether your cameras spot a vandal, thief, or suspicious individual, you can sync your surveillance equipment to your alarms and lighting to escalate the warning and ward off criminals.
On a more positive note, you can use monitoring when identifying welcome guests, such as your babysitter or family member — even remotely. Surveillance like Intercom Anywhere from Control4 makes it possible to see and communicate when someone arrives. Maybe you’re running last-minute errands, and your guests show up early.
Though no one enjoys that situation, smart security technology can alleviate the inconvenience of leaving your guests outside waiting for you. You can remotely access their “call” when they ring the doorbell and video chat with them to welcome them.
How do you grant visitors access? Unlock an even more integrated smart security system!
As a virtual key to your home, an intelligent lock allows authorized visitors into the house — while keeping unwanted guests at bay. This feature protects you by eliminating the real possibility that someone could find that key you’ve hidden under your door and break in. Smart locks also spare you the worry after forgetting to lock the door behind you as you leave. You can also open and close gates with this feature.
As family and friends approach, they’ll enter a code or use a fingerprint, and the door will unlock for them. Other models integrate with your surveillance to automatically open the door when it recognizes certain faces. If you use video doorbells with your smart lock, the front door will show you who’s at your door, and you can open it for them.
Did you know that you can arm and disarm your Control4 security system? Use your touchscreen or smartphone to change settings depending on circumstances. For example, if it’s almost time for the nanny to visit, turn off your alarm so that they’re not greeted by sudden lights or noises.
As soon as you get a notification that they’re safely inside, however, it’s time to arm the system once again and guard your home. As we mentioned before, when the alarms are on the ready, criminals will receive a warning. With an outdoor lighting integration, lights will flash and an alarm sound if someone fails to leave.
Outdoor lighting can welcome guests too. If your surveillance equipment “sees” someone familiar, the lighting will illuminate their pathway to your home.
Want to see firsthand your how your smart security system can work together within your Hawaii home? You can call our office at (808) 874-8019, visit us online or chat with us using the box on the bottom right.