The smart home is here. You can control nearly everything in your house at the touch of a button, from anywhere, with the right equipment, app and home network.
Managing all of your home’s systems in one place can help it run more efficiently, save energy and feel more comfortable. You can remotely control your HVAC, lighting and other systems. You can even see who’s at the front door when you’re not home.
Home automation can do so much more than just control your HVAC from elsewhere. If you have a pet door, your home automation system can allow your pets access without letting the rest of the neighborhood dogs in. You can also keep a watchful eye on kids or an elderly relative from elsewhere.
You can buy any number of “smart” devices that can be used remotely or integrated with your Wi-Fi for easy mobile controlling. Since different manufacturers don’t always make them compatible, you may end up with a wide range of control features that can’t be consolidated into one system. The smart TV works one way, your programmable thermostat works another way, and still another system works differently.
An integrated home automation system can control separate devices through a central network that permits you to use your smartphone to control all the settings. The most common items on a home network include:
Any of these items can be attached to a network and controlled from anywhere. Some smaller appliances are also Internet ready and can be adjusted with a tap on your smartphone. Hi-Tech Security can create a home automation network that brings all of these things together.
Another feature of home automation is scheduling. A familiar function is turning the HVAC system on or off at a specific time, such as right before you arrive home at night. Lights and other items can be scheduled and controlled in the same way.
At one time, this level of automation was only available in large commercial buildings. But with advances in home automation technology, monitoring and controlling your home from your smartphone is becoming increasingly easier than before.
Your doorbell app can let you know when your scheduled repair person arrives, allow you to let them in remotely, with the touch of a mobile app, wherever you are. When they leave, you can easily lock the door.
Smart doorbells can notify you when someone is at your door, and you can talk to them through the app as if you were inside. Combined with cameras, you can also see what’s going on inside and around your house when you’re away via your smartphone.
Is this security camera system HD 1080P Video Quality?:
As of today, HD 1080P Video Quality has become the NEW Standard for all CCTV Security Camera Systems! Analog Systems are no longer being manufactured by the manufacturers and distributors are no longer carrying stock of any Analog Systems.
TVI or IP System:
TVI Systems are Great HD 1080P Systems that allow HD Over Coax Video Transmissions (Compatible with RG59 Wiring). Very Affordable Systems that are NOT dependent on the Internet, Network Bandwidth Speeds and DO NOT REQUIRE Network Hardware such as Network Switchs or Network Infrastructures. IP Systems deliver HD 1080P Video Quality and HIGHER, yet use ONLY CAT5E or CAT6 Digital Network Cable, require excellent Network Bandwidth Connections, Require Network Switches and sometimes a separate Localized Network. Both technologies are excellent security solutions, yet both technologies are for specific security applications!
The amount of recording time you need for your specific security needs is extremely important! The more video storage that is available or that can be added to a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or NVR (Network Video Recorder) is a very crucial and critical feature to any CCTV Security Camera System. Always consult with a CCTV Security Expert about Digital Hard Drives available or that can be added to your system!
Do I have the right type of Security Camera?:
Always consult with your Security Camera Expert about your Security Objectives for capturing the correct video coverage areas or angles first to determine the right type of Security Camera’s to purchase and use for your system. (Yes, there are many types of different security cameras for different applications!)
Length of Warranty:
Depending on the brand of Security Camera’s purchased you may have a 2, 3 or even 5 Year Warranty for your system.
Licensed & Insured?:
Make sure your CCTV Security Camera Installation Company is both State Licensed and Insured! Yes, Hi Tech Security is State Licensed and Insured in the State of Florida and is a Certified Low Voltage Electrical Contractor.
Protecting your home is more than just an alarm system. Home automation helps you keep your home safe, secure and comfortable with the help of your smartphone. If you’re ready to take your home to the next level of automation, call us.
Hi-Tech Security can design, engineer, program, install, and maintain smart home automation all over Pompano Beach and Central Florida. Contact us at (954) 394-2292 to get your free installation quote today.