When you think of a security system, you’re likely to be thinking of two key things: alarms, and cameras. It’s natural, of course, to assume that security systems only compromise these two aspects. However, with 21st-century technology, there is so much more to home security nowadays.
The best part about this is that you don’t need to feel overwhelmed by unfamiliarity with these new gadgets, because most of them can be monitored & managed from your smartphone. With home automation gadgets being linked up to smart systems, you’re able to control the goings-on in your home wherever you are.
If you’re looking to catch up in 2021, here’s what we recommend to invest in:
Although it may feel like this winter is lasting forever, the reality is that soon spring will be coming, and it’ll be time to turn on the sprinklers. With Alarm.com’s smart irrigation system, you can be in charge of when your sprinklers need to be turned on. You can set a schedule, pause a schedule, and stop your sprinklers from going off during downpours of rain.
Not only is it an easy and effective way to stay on top of your environment, but it’s also cost-effective, saving you from wasting water and money on the sprinklers being on unnecessarily.
Did you know that water leaks are one of the main causes of damages to the home? In fact, they cost billions of dollars every year.
Burglaries shouldn’t be the only thing you protect your home from, which is why we are big fans of Alarm.com’s Smart Water Valve and Meter. The technology used detects when leaks occur throughout the home and will switch off your water accordingly.
With a smart water valve and meter, you don’t need to worry about not being home during a flood or leak. The system is installed at the main water supply, and is able to detect flood threats and large leaks. Being attached to your smart security system, it will also act differently according to whether you’re home or away, so you never need to worry about the water turning off if you’re enjoying an extra long shower.
Smart lighting automation has a huge number of properties to bring life and security to your home. Lighting automation allows you to set timers on the lights throughout your home, so you never have to wonder if you’ve turned off the kitchen light again. Just think of how much money you could save every year through being energy efficient with your lighting!
If you’re heading out on vacation, you can set your smart lighting from your phone to turn on and off as you please to act as if there are people home, deterring potential burglaries. The security and practical benefits of smart lighting automation make it a favorite with customers, giving homeowners total control over the ambiance of their home day and night.
If you’re considering updating the security system for your home or business in 2021, it’s always best to discuss your options and needs with an expert. SNAP Integrations is a professional security system installation company, trained to identify vulnerabilities and to work with property owners to find the best system for their needs.