It’s a wonderful time of the year to shop for a smart home system, but not all of the products out there are equally effectual. Here’s what to look for when shopping for yours.

Rock Solid Security

Smart home systems can do all kinds of things: automate your lights, locks and thermostat, allow you to talk to whoever’s at the door, and even allow parents to check in on kids. All of that is great, but what about protection from home security emergencies? That should always be the primary purpose of a smart home system. If an emergency occurs, you want a smart home system that can notify the central station and get help to your home.

If someone attempts a break-in, your system should wirelessly alert the alarm monitoring center. From there, the trained security operators should be ready to dispatch help to your home.

Bells and whistles are great in a smart home system, but rock solid security comes first.

Proactive Fire Protection

The same principle is true for a fire emergency. A true smart home security system should include smart smoke detectors. Are these different from “regular” smoke detectors? You bet. They’re designed to signal the monitoring center if smoke is detected, where operators will promptly respond by alerting the fire department. At the same time, the smart thermostat will shut off the HVAC system so that the noxious fire fumes stop circulating through the air.

Smart home systems start with home security, but fire protection is equally important. Make sure yours has it.

User-Friendly Operation

Buttons, codes, keypads, beeps…all of those things can be in your rearview mirror with a smart home security system. A true smart home system lets you control home security with your own smartphone, via a user-friendly home security app that your professional installer helps you set up during installation. And from that day on, there should be informed support available anytime you need it.  

If you’re shopping for a smart home security system, we can help you choose a system that’s easy to operate while providing rock solid security and fire protection. To learn more about smart home security in Long Island, contact All Action Alarm. We will be glad to answer your questions.

About All Action Alarm

We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call.

t’s that time of year when your favorite overnight guests may be coming to town. You want the environment to feel welcoming and safe for these loved ones, but you also want to impress them with all the great security technology you have in your home. Fortunately, you can do both with your smart home security system. Here’s how. 

Give them their own user code.

When you give your house guests a unique user code for the keyless entry at the front door, your guests can come and go freely – and no one has to worry about accidentally triggering the alarm. This spares them potentially embarrassment, and saves you any potential hassle. Plus, they can go out at night without you staying up to let them in. It’s easy and impressive. And when the visit is over, just deactivate their user code; it can stay inactive until the next time they visit.

Keep the guest room cozy.

Everyone loves to look at a winter wonderland through the window while they sit inside the warmth of a house – the operative word being “warmth.” If you are unsure whether your guest room is warm enough for your friends, you can use one of the most exciting tools your smart home system has to offer: the remote temperature sensor.  

When this sensor is placed in the guest room, it can adjust the thermostat based on the average temperature in the rest of the home. It’s the perfect way to find out if your guest room is your house’s “cold room” – and, it takes care of that problem so guests can enjoy their stay more.

Show them how the cameras work.

Although home security cameras are popular, there are still some “holdout” guests who may be concerned their every move is being watched. You know that’s not true, so show them how the cameras really work. Open up your home security app settings, and show them how the Geo-Services technology can prevent the indoor cameras from recording when people are home. They’ll breathe a sigh of relief, and you can let your cameras continue to do their job.

If any of these smart home security tools are not yet part of your home security setup, we would be happy to help. Contact All Action Alarm for a free consultation to discuss home security. Long Island homeowners, we look forward to hearing from you. 

About All Action Alarm

We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call.