A Smarter Sense of Security
How smart is your home? According to the FBI, 65 percent of home burglaries occur between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. while most consumers are not at home. However, with the use of smart home technology, criminal activity can be deterred before it even occurs. Rather than leaving it up to fate, smart home consumers have taken back the control, and they now possess the tools to outsmart criminals.
Did you know that most of the time, burglars report entering a home through an unlocked door? With a smart home system, users can remotely verify that all of the doors are locked and arm their security system if they forgot to do so when they left. With smart home technology, you can play an active role in controlling your home environment…even when you are not there.
Control From a Distance
With Custom Audio’s Smart Home Technology, users can remotely control their indoor and outdoor lights, lock and unlock doors, arm and disarm their security system all from a distance using their smartphone, tablet or web-enabled device. Through our integrated video and audio technology, homeowners cannot only see and hear what is taking place in real time, they can also play an active role as if they are physically there. Similar to our two-way voice support system, a microphone and speaker interface can be installed near the front door. A homeowner will then have the ability to converse with whoever comes to the door.
Let’s say that a homeowner has a dog-walker that’s come to the house to walk their dog. The dog-walker can ring the bell, which then sends a message to the homeowner’s phone. The homeowner then has the capability to converse with the dog-walker and unlock the door for them. Once the video or motion sensors have ensured that the dog walker has left for the day, the door can be re-locked. Simple as that.
Monitoring school-age children when there is no adult supervision has always been a safety concern for parents. Smart home technology may be more expensive than a babysitter, but when it comes to the safety and comfort of your children, any price is worth paying. For example, let’s say you have a school-age child, and he/she gets off the bus each day at 3:45 p.m. From a distance, if you have the smart home technology, you will be able to verify that he/she has gotten into the house safely, had a snack, what they were watching on television, if they’ve had visitors and whether they’ve stayed put in the house or not while you’ve been gone.
Are you an avid online shopper? The average U.S. homeowner receives an average of 27 packages each year, which creates a real worry that packages left on the doorstep will be stolen. Since the majority of packages are left midday, allowing your package to be left at your doorstep is sort of like playing Russian-roulette. With smart home technology, you can verbally communicate with the deliverer and even unlock the door for her/him temporarily if you want to.
Regardless of your lifestyle, let Custom Audio Video help you take back the control.