Q. I worry about the security of my family when I am at home or my belongings when I am away. What can be done to alleviate my anxiety?
A: Thanks to smart technology, home automation and security products can now monitor your home, office or investment property no matter where you are in the world. There are some really fantastic and affordable options that are currently on the market.
My family and I travel between our plumbing and electrical businesses in The Hunter, Canberra, Wollongong, Central Coast and Port Stephens on a regular basis. Regardless of where I am, I can easily log on to my smart phone and see live the status of my home or office through a Digital Video Recorder camera system. I can also be notified via text message or email by motion sensors which tell me of any unusual activity.
Other devices like smart plugs can allow users to turn on lights, music or the television when you are on the other side of the world. Smart deadlocks will notify you if any of your doors have been left unlocked, and garage door controllers can notify you of intruders entering your garage.
The options are endless when it comes to keeping tabs on what’s happening, and you can now have peace of mind all at the touch of a button.
The best part is a licensed electrician can install this technology, so you don’t need to shell out tens of thousands on specialised installers. It’s now cheaper and easier to use than ever before.
We live in a time where security is not a luxury but a necessity. Fortunately, we also live in a time that technology enables us to do things never before thought possible and all thanks to our smart phones and Wi-Fi.
There are hundreds of great home automation products for monitoring and securing your home. Investigate how to keep your family and belongings secure, or contact us to discuss what’s best for you and your house.