Whether you’re on vacation hundreds of miles away, or just across town at the office, it’s not uncommon to feel anxious about the security of your home when you’re not there. Home security systems offer peace of mind, but staying connected through home automation lets you see what is happening in real-time.
A security system with home automation offers additional savings, comfort and control. Read on to learn how you can benefit.
Keep Control of Your Home
One of the key advantages of home automation is controlling your home from the convenience of a mobile device. Access several areas of your home to improve security, including:
Arm Your Alarm System
Arming your alarm system before you leave is critical to protecting your home. We all have those crazy mornings, and it can be easy to run out the door before you remember to activate your security system. Many security services include mobile app access to your alarm, so arming it is just one tap away. Habitec Security’s new Lyric™ family of security systems even sends you a photograph of who disarmed your security system the moment it happens.
Lock & Unlock Doors
If you’re the type of person who can never remember if you locked the door when you left or closed the garage door, this can be a life-saver! Remove the stress of worrying whether the door is locked or not. The Habitec Connect mobile app lets you lock your door with the push of a button!
For parents, the ability to control locks in your home can be helpful to ensure the safety of your child, too. If your child is home alone, making sure they keep the doors locked is one benefit, but if your child forgets or loses their key, you’ll be able to make sure they can get back inside too!
Turn Lights On & Off
One of the most common tips to keep your house from being a target is to “keep the lights on” when you go on vacation. It’s true leaving a light on can reduce risk, but when you remotely control your lights, you create an illusion of activity in the home, making an excellent deterrent. For added convenience, you can even program your lights to automatically go on and off at the same time each day.
Of course, remotely controlling or automating your lights offers more direct benefits! In addition to saving some money on your electric bill, you’ll be able to make sure the lights are on if you return home after dark, which offers you additional peace of mind.
Added Convenience at Home
Home automation is great for remote access, but it also makes life easier when you’re around the house. When you have a Lyric™ security device, you can operate your home with simple voice commands. Automate your nighttime routine – just say “bedtime” and Lyric™ will lock the doors, arm your security, turn off the lights and even set back the thermostat!
You can even set scheduled events, like unlocking the doors at a set time every week or turning the lights on when the sun goes down. Find out more about Habitec Security’s new Lyric™ security devices by contacting us and scheduling a free evaluation!
Be Present Even When You’re Not Home
Another benefit of a home automation security system is being able to keep an eye on your home from anywhere. When you have direct access to your security cameras, you can see what’s happening inside and outside your house. For parents, you can check in on your children to make sure they’re safe or to see if they’re doing what they’re meant to be doing, such as completing homework. Pet owners likewise can see what mischief their dog or cat might be getting into while away.
Learn more about home surveillance cameras and Habitec Connect Video!
Home Automation Can Save You Money
While home automation helps improve your safety, it also can help you reduce your monthly bills. Turning off your lights is helpful, but a Habitec home automation system can control your thermostat as well! Running your air conditioner or heating while you’re out of the home wastes money and can reduce the overall lifespan of these units. On the other hand, you don’t want to come home to a freezing or blisteringly hot home! Automate your thermostat depending on your schedule so the temperature will be perfect without wasting a dime!
Contact Us to Find Out More!
Interested in the benefits of home automation security? You can check out our video to see how Habitec’s Smart Home Automation works!
If you’re considering a security system with home automation, our security experts can design a system for your security needs and back it with award-winning, 24-hour local monitoring. Contact us today!
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