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Smart homes work when you’re away from home

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Peace of mind, especially when you’re away from home, is something money can’t buy. You want to make sure your loved ones are safe. You want reassurance that your valuables will still be around when you come back from a vacation or prolonged work assignment.

Here are examples of smart technology that keep your loved ones and your valuables at home safe and secure.

  • Ring Alarm Pro
  • This DIY security device supports sensors and accessories (including a wide range of cameras). Its built-in Eero W-Fi 6 routers allow you to replace that standard router, depending on the service. You may also develop a mesh network to boost Wi-Fi speed for security cameras and other smart devices at home. It also comes with a cellular backup web connection that works when power or the internet does not.

  • Ring Alarm
  • This device is for you if you have a mesh network or find no need for one. It functions as a self-monitoring system and video storage. It doesn’t have internet backup and external battery packs, though. But its base station has 24 hours of external battery backup.

  • SimpliSafe
  • This one has indoor and outdoor video cameras, a doorbell camera, smart lock, as well as smoke and other kinds of detectors. It also provides self-monitoring. But it’s only compatible with August locks. Still, it is a good option for those looking for a system with voice control.

  • Abode
  • If you want a security system with smart lighting and thermostats, and voice-controlled speakers, this one’s for you. It integrates with other smart home gadgets. This system supports Zigbee and Z-Wave-enabled devices, as well as Amazon, Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

  • Vivint
  • Comes with a Smart Deter Lurker detection system and a car guard device that senses tow-ins, break-ins, and bumps. It comes with a doorbell camera. The Vivint app is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Android.

  • Wyze
  • This can be customized to serve your home security needs. It has a v3 camera, two door/window sensors, a motion detector, video doorbells, keypads, and others.

  • ADT
  • This one has been around for almost 45 years. It offers many monitoring centers to protect your home. When one monitoring system is unavailable, it moves to another center to provide protection. It works even during natural disasters like hurricanes, strong thunderstorms, and tornadoes.

  • Cove
  • This one has a seven-inch touchscreen panel, InstaText that confirms an emergency through fast text messages, LiveAssist that calls you, RapidSOS for immediate help, and others. An expert walks you through a system that allows you to install the device yourself.

  • Frontpoint
  • Its 24/7 video verification system lowers the incidence of false alarms to protect you and your loved ones better. An ID protection gives added security. The wireless system deprives burglars of anything to cut to gain entry into your home. You can view the security video on your home TV.

Looking for a home with smart security systems in place? Call 760.567.7822 to learn about your options or contact Kathleen O’Keefe Galigher here.