Never Too Far From Home with Instant Home Security Control
Home security is something that many people worry about, and for good reason. Safewise, a trusted security review site, lists the top eight reasons to get a home security system as;
- Protecting valuables
- Deterring criminals
- Allowing remote control
- Lowering home insurance
- Notifying you of fire or gas problems
- Keeping tabs on the kids
- Improving power efficiency
- Granting peace of mind
These concerns can all be addressed by installing modern, sophisticated, feature-rich security systems. The integrated security systems that Design Innovation design and install include door and gate video intercoms, burglar alarms, CCTV. These security systems are typically “stand alone”, but with Design Innovation they’re integrated with the rest of your Home Automation systems, which gives many benefits, not least controlling multiple systems from a single “App”, making your life simpler and easier which we’ll go into later.
Here’s how each of these aspects can help you protect your home, whether it’s deterring criminals, keeping an eye on the kids, or even just giving you peace of mind.
Advanced Home Security
Gate and Door Control
Have you ever left your home and thought ‘Did I lock the door?’ Our Home Automation systems ensure this little niggle is a thing of the past, with instant access to cameras, doors, and gates.
Just imagine, your kids get home from school and you’re at work. With Design Innovation’s help, you can check on them using your internal CCTV as well as talk to them directly using your home’s video intercom. You can even lock the door behind them if they forget to do so.
Another great benefit of gate and door control comes to the fore when you’re expecting deliveries. If you’re not going to be home, you can use your gate or door video intercom to see & talk with the caller, and if you’re happy they’re legitimate, you can open the gate or door. No more need to take a day off work waiting for a delivery.
Finally, Design Innovation’s integrated home security systems can make your arrival home seamless. As you approach your property, the GPS in your phone can trigger any event in your Security and broader Home Automation systems – the driveway gate opens, driveway and entrance lights come on, your alarm turns off and the ”Welcome Home” scene is initiated.
What is a scene? A scene is simply a pre-defined scenario of settings across all aspects of your Home Automation systems. For example, a “Welcome Home” scene might be configured to, depending upon the time of day, turn various lights on around the home at the dimmed levels you have nominated, turn the heating/AC on in nominated areas, open or closing curtains & blinds, play your chosen music playlist in the rooms you have nominated at the volumes you have set, turn specific TV’s on showing the channels you have selected, and all of this at the touch of a single button, now that’s convenience!
All of this shows how a simple improvement like gate and door control has so many applications. All it takes is a little insight and a whole lot of Design Innovation.
Having eyes on your property gives you peace of mind and insight. External CCTV makes it easier to deter would-be criminals and to check approaching vehicles before they get onto your property. You can also protect areas that are out of sight, like perimeter fences and large garden spaces. This means that if you hear something go bump in the night, you don’t need to go and investigate, you can just pick up your phone and check your camera feeds.
Both internal and external systems give you 24/7 access to your home with up-to-the-second updates and information. Our CCTV systems can also be viewed on any TV, tablet or Home Automation touchscreen in the house as well as any smart device – whether in the house or out and about, anywhere with a data connection. But you don’t need to be surveying the cameras to “keep your eye on things”. Our sophisticated CCTV systems use video analytics which give you the ability to define on screen, ‘virtual’ lines and “virtual” areas in the cameras’ field of view. When something moves past a virtual line or into a virtual area, “events” can be triggered in your broader Home Automation systems. For example, lights can be turned on and an audio recording can be played announcing ‘CCTV is now recording’ or ‘guard dogs will be released in 60 seconds’.
You can also use this system for up-to-the-minute information. A camera on your perimeter can send you an instant notification if something crosses a virtual line. Or if you go out into the garden at night, your CCTV can act like a PIR and automatically turn on your garden lighting. Whether as a deterrent, a safety aid, or a notification system, our smart CCTVs are the perfect addition to instant home security control.
Lighting Control and Blinds
Lighting is a simple and effective way to deter burglars and make your home safe. As shown above, our integrated security solutions can light up gardens or trigger other events if someone unexpected wanders into your grounds. However, our systems are much more intelligent than that.
One advanced feature we particularly like, is our simulated occupancy system which can be set to automatically come on when you leave your home and set your alarm. While you’re away, your home will mimic your habits, turning lights on and off in various parts of the home even turning TV’s and/or music on, in the rooms and at the times that you typically would, thereby making it seem like you’re at home when you’re not.
Your pets can also benefit from these automated controls. While you’re away at work you can ensure that the temperature and light are just right for your favourite pooch. If your cat is lounging around and you want to give them a sunny corner to doze in, then why not open your study curtains or lounge blinds from work and allow them to enjoy the home as much as you do.
Home Control Away from Home
Our goal is to provide our clients with an integrated home security system. By controlling every aspect with one system/user interface/App, life is easier and confusing as you only have to learn and manage one tool – who wants with half a dozen more Apps on their Smart Phone? Allow us to show you the true potential of your home and contact us today. We can’t wait to give you the ultimate peace of mind and advanced remote home control.