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Gone are the days when the concept of ‘connected home’ seemed unaffordable to a home owner getting average salary. Recent sophisticated technology has made it possible for a layman to secure his home with connected amenities like heating, air conditioning, lighting and security gadgets at an affordable rate. Rutgers University of Criminal Justice has conducted an interesting five-year study about the affordability of home security equipment through ‘connected home’.
The study has reported that there is a decrease in crime because of installation of burglar alarms in homes. A leading company in the home security products has lately introduced a cordless controller which lets homeowners control locking, lighting, air conditioning, heating and home security through only one single touch screen device. This not only makes it simple for the homeowners to control all the gadgets, but also helps the systems to work together harmoniously. This product can handle door locks, lighting, four video cameras, automated shades as well as temperature control. Devices like iPhone, Android, iPad, Internet TV, BlackBerry and similar devices too can manage and monitor this product within home. And all this is available at a surprisingly affordable price, which is much lower than a usual home-automation system.
Besides being affordable, products like these save energy too, so the homeowners save more money. These devices consume less energy, resulting in a much lower power bill. Characteristically, these products can lessen energy-consuming capacity of appliances like air-conditioners, heaters, lights and shades, when the security function of the system is on, typically indicating an empty home.
Enjoy Personal Safety
Because of such devices homeowners can enjoy personal safety, in addition to many other lifestyle benefits. They can:
- Have access to video cameras which acts as an element of home security system. These cameras let homeowners see who is at the door and also make them access real-time pictures or video clips of the happenings inside home. The advanced products like Honeywell’s Total Connect remote control give an alert when the child returns safely to home or when a package arrives at the door, etc.
- Prevent home damage by keeping an eye on exposed wires or pipes in bathrooms, basements, laundry rooms, kitchen, etc through the environmental sensors of the connecting security devices. Hazards like leakage, floods, or extreme temperatures can be sensed with these sensors. Because of the alert given much in advance by these sensors, the homeowners can repair the faulty pipe or wire before it creates considerable damage.
- Keep the energy consumption low. The connecting home security products not only add to the safety of people and belongings in the home, but also monitor energy costs. These products enable homeowners to set a programmable thermostat or raise or lower automatic blinds, or turn lights on or off, from a distance. And even energy-consuming features of air-conditioners, heaters or lights can be reduced remotely.
The use of separate keypads for controlling heating, lighting, air-conditioning, security and other systems in the home has been now outdated by Wi-Fi technology. The technology has brought the use of a single device for all these tasks in reality. So homeowners, be free of fear; security of your home is in your hand and it is the burglars’ turn to be afraid.
This article has been provided by cbssecuritysystems.com, they provide nyc locksmith services, and security hardware.