With an uncertain economic future and the connection this has to crime, a growing number of people are turning to the latest in wireless home security to provide safety for their families. The old alarm systems are too easy to bypass by simply cutting electricity and the phone line to the home. Newer home security systems are available now to replace the obsolete ones with wireless technology and battery back-up. There are a lot of options out there, but there is one important phrase to keep in mind when searching through them for the best wireless home security choice for your home.
Video Surveillance Systems
Once upon a time, these systems were only for the very wealthy. Videocameras, closed caption, and off-site monitoring were common features on high-rent office buildings and mansions, but they were simply not affordable for other applications. This has changed, and home security has expanded beyond the simple alarm system to warn of intruders. Though the alarm will still go off, intruders can be positively identified even when they get away.
Beyond this, such systems can be used to remotely monitor children after school, via connection with mobile technology, and even an oven left on or doors left unlocked can be remedied without the need to turn the car around. Outdoor security cameras can extend protection for family members with medical issues that require immediate attention.
The Mobile, Digital Home
Imagine being able to control lighting, heating and air, and any lock in the home with the touch of a button, even from an off-site computer or phone. Home automation is the wave of the future, and it is already here. The tools contained in a package like Control4 make it possible to link all the appliances and security features of the home together. Whether it is for added comfort and peace of mind or to save on energy costs, the digital home can be outfitted to serve any home-owner’s particular needs.
These technologies have been available for several years now, but they have lacked coordination and generally remained too expensive for even many professionals to enjoy. This is changing fast, however, and systems can now be purchased to perform multiple duties from one company with one installation. After installation, the choice is up to the individual. Software has been created that makes programming macro-functions a breeze.
If you are sitting down to watch a movie, one button can dim the lights, set the surround sound and cut off noisy appliances. Kids coming home from school can bypass the alarm system with a code, but parents can still receive a text that they made it in. The pesky table alarm can be dumped too, as the home may be programmed to open the drapes, start coffee and begin playing favored music in the morning.
How to Get Started
First is finding an authorized Control4 dealer. TekMax is prepared to supply the technologies and install them. View the options on their website and choose the right package for your needs. The smart home is no longer something that will be available someday. You can enjoy the benefits of a wireless home security system and so much more today. TekMax is a one-stop shop for the smart home, providing automation, lighting/video, room remodels and everything else required for creating the perfect digital living space.
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