Home automation systems have been gaining popularity, because they can offer a wealth of benefits to homeowners—including greater comfort, improved energy efficiency, and optimized home security. Many home automation systems connect directly with home security alarms, so they allow total control of the home from anywhere in the world. Along with providing alerts to your smartphone directly from your security system, home automation can offer the following perks that will boost the security of your home and give you greater peace of mind when you are away.
Gain control of your locks from anywhere.
Smart locks are a key component of home automation. They can provide keyless entry with custom door codes, meaning that you won’t ever have to worry about keys getting lost or stolen. You can also lock your doors remotely so that you can check that the door is locked after your kids leave for school or unlock the doors as you approach your home with an armful of groceries.
Get alerts when someone is at the front door.
With a surveillance camera at the front door, you will always be able to see who is knocking without getting up from your seat. You can also see when the kids get home, when the dog walker arrives, or when a package gets to your house so that you always know what is going on at your home, even when you are at work. Even without a camera installed, you can get alerts when someone enters or leaves your house by putting sensors on exterior doors and ground-level windows.
Turn on lights when you aren’t home.
Whether you are out of town or simply having a late night at the office, making it look like someone is home is a great way to deter burglars when you aren’t there. With home automation, you can use your phone to turn on the lights without having to leave them on all day, wasting energy and money.
If you want to upgrade your Tucson home with a home automation system, ProTech Security Systems can guide you to the customized solutions that will fit your household. To learn more about our home security systems, give us a call at (520) 882-3800 and schedule an in-home consultation.