When you consider smart home automation, many people’s minds turn to motorized shades, lighting, TVs, and multi-room audio—technology that makes everyday living easier and more enjoyable. Creating a more secure and safer home, however, is one of the leading reasons homeowners adopt smart technology.
These modern security systems are far different from their predecessors. They are smart, learning as they protect your home and family and sending alerts when something out of the ordinary occurs. Let’s explore the benefits and features of the latest security systems and how they protect homes in Collingwood, Ontario.
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At Balaklava, our security and home automation experts combine the latest security with smart technology. Together, they create proactive security measures that stop an intrusion or burglary before it occurs and provide remote access.
Modern security systems integrate smart security cameras, motion sensors, door locks, and alarms. Intelligent cameras zoom in when motion is detected and send a notification. For example, should someone come to the door when you’re away, you can view them through the live video feed and unlock the door if it's a guest or household staff. If it’s a stranger, you can talk to them through the two-way audio to determine their intentions and quickly call the local police if warranted.
Intruder alarms activate when someone breaks a window or door contact. When this occurs, your modern security system sends an alert. Through the security cameras, you can see what initiated the alarm and decide what action is needed. If protected by a remote monitoring service, these professionals contact first responders for you.
Police officers suggest that one of the best ways to protect your home is to make it look occupied when you’re away. Called presence simulation, we use smart technology to create the illusion that someone’s home.
Press the ‘Away’ button, and your smart home sets the stage—randomly opening and closing motorized shades, turning lights on and off, and occasionally streaming music. Anyone looking at your home with ill intent will believe the house is occupied.
Additionally, having a visible security camera has been shown to reduce burglaries. According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, homes with security systems are 300% less likely to be burglarized.
These systems also include smart technology that offers protection from fire and water damage. Smart smoke alarms identify the exact location of the fire, turn the lights on to help your family get out quickly, and unlock the doors, enabling first responders to access your home as soon as they arrive. Should smoke be detected, you’ll receive an alert no matter where you are in the world.
Our technicians will also place moisture sensors in areas where flooding and water damage may occur. When detected, you’ll receive a notification and can activate the smart water shutoff valve, reducing any damage.
Are you ready to explore today’s modern security systems? At Balaklava, we create customized systems scalable for your unique needs and property. To learn more about smart security or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Balaklava today.