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Now more than ever, basic home security is accessible to everyone. A doorbell camera and a simple alarm system do the trick for some folks. But we know that some clients need more. The more you have to protect, the more sophisticated your home security system should be. Today’s savvy clients don’t want old-school alarms. Instead, they want seamless and intuitive integration with smart home technology. That’s where top-tier security/automation companies like Aegis Technologies come in. Our highly trained team has the design, installation, and technical skills to help you protect your family and belongings while boosting convenience and ease of management for all your smart home systems.
What Does Smart Home Integration Look Like?
Let’s say you’re out of town and have a neighbor caring for your pets. An integrated system gives your neighbor keypad access with smart locks so there are no keys to misplace. Meanwhile, cameras track who’s coming and going and catch potential intruders in the act. An alert lets you know if something is amiss and can even send local first responders to the scene. You can also remotely control your lighting and shades to make it look like you’re home–and even check on your pets with interior sensors and cameras.
21st Century security and smart home technology are our eyes and ears. With an integrated system, we can have the same levels of confidence and control when we’re not home. We can monitor and control every aspect from our smartphone or another device. An integrated system allows us to combine surveillance and alerts with technology to streamline and improve your daily life. Integrated technology simply means systems working together to make your life better.
What Are The Essential Components of Smart Home/Security Integration?
Finding the best technology for your home is critical. Some must-haves include:
- Surveillance cameras deter potential intruders and provide video evidence if a break-in occurs.
- Alarm systems and Security Monitoring: integrating alarms with cameras and access controls makes your system more effective. It can alert the authorities when necessary while avoiding false alarms.
- Access controls, including automated door locks, let you control who comes and goes at your home and provide real-time information in case of an intruder.
- Smoke detectors and flood sensors let us know if an emergency happens while we’re away from home and can save on response time.
- Automated blinds and shades allow you to determine how much light you want in your home during the day and protect your privacy at night. The movement also helps it look like you’re home when you’re not.
- Automated thermostats reduce energy bills by adapting to changing weather conditions and keeping your home at just the right temperature when you’re not home.
- Automated lighting also gives a sense of activity when you’re not home. Motion-activated and timed exterior lights can help deter intruders.
How Can I Get Started With A Smart Home/ Security Plan?
If you’re ready to explore ways to improve home security while creating smart home harmony, scheduling a consultation with a high-end home security/automation company like Aegis Technologies is the best place to start.
We’ll start with a get-to-know-you visit to evaluate your security needs and technology wishes. We’ll work with you to explore how we can keep you safe while ramping up ease of management on every level.
Next, we’ll move on to the design phase, transforming your goals into a concrete plan with seasoned professionals. We’ll explore every system and do a deep dive into every aspect of the technology involved. We’ll also explore the option of 24/7 monitoring.
When we move into the installation phase, we’ll ensure all wiring, networks, and devices meet your functional and aesthetic goals.
Finally, we’ll wrap up with testing and troubleshooting. Our team will be available for ongoing support.
What Are The Benefits of Security/Smart Home Integration?
Integrating your security needs and smart home functionality is a winner on several levels:
- It’s more secure. Integration allows all your smart home features to work together to keep your home safe.
- Convenience and ease of management. One of the best reasons to integrate is to take care of everything with a single point of control (often your smartphone).
- Integrated monitoring and reporting offer a comprehensive view of what’s happening at your property at all times, shows you potential weak spots and suggests ways to improve your home security.
- It’s cost-effective. Integrating your systems allows you to bundle design, installation, and operating costs. Significant energy savings are also associated with integrating thermostats, lighting, shades, and blinds with top-notch security technology.
Smart Home Security Integration: Why It’s Worth It
It’s true: there are plenty of mass-market security systems. But there’s a significant gap between a bare-bones setup and a state-of-the-art integrated system. High-end homes in the DC region require more than a doorbell camera and generic alarms. Savvy clients want real integration and interaction. Take your home security to the next level with an experienced contractor with the knowledge and skill to set up a system tailored to your home. The Aegis Technologies team will listen to your goals and propose solutions to create a sophisticated, seamless, high-tech, and user-friendly approach.