Complete Home Automation
It wasn’t long ago when burglar alarm systems only notified us when something bad happened. Most of us have had one of those calls and they aren’t really fun.
Thanks to the innovative thinking of people like Steve Jobs at Apple and countless others we are now living in a world where interactive technology is king. This phenomenon has stretched into the alarm industry, as well.
So what does this outside-of-the-box thinking mean for you? It means that the alarm that used to serve only as an intrusion detection device is now capable of doing so much more. It used to just keep you safe.
Now, with home automation, your security system improves your quality of life.
Forgot to turn your alarm on? No problem. With the push of a few buttons on your smartphone or tablet you can arm or disarm your alarm system. From anywhere in the world.
When I am out of town I can log on to TotalConnect and see if my family has set the alarm for the night. If they haven’t, I can arm it remotely. Today’s security systems also integrate easily with cameras so you can actually see what’s going on at your house from your smartphone or tablet. The ability to keep an eye on my family – even when I’m on the road – gives me incredible peace of mind.
Yes, our systems can control locks. But what else? How about lights and thermostats? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to turn off lights when I left the house, but was able to switch them off using my smartphone. Did you know that you can program your thermostat to set back to a cost-savings setting each time you arm your system to the away mode? That means when you leave the house you aren’t wasting energy (and money) by running the A/C or heater. Energy savings… that gets my attention. And it’s all doable with an Ener-Tel security system.
And to make things even better – home automation is affordable. A few years ago, having surveillance cameras in your home was an expensive prospect. Home automation? Forget it — that stuff is for the super-wealthy and the Jetsons. That isn’t the case anymore. Security, ease, convenience… they’re all affordable.
If you have not had an evaluation of your current alarm system and explored the benefits of additional technology recently, give us a call. Regardless of what system you have (or who installed it) we can help bring you into the world of interactive home technology.