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Remote Access and Home Security

Technology has come a long way since the days of the common burglar alarm that simply rang when a window was jimmied. With today’s digital technology, you can program you home’s temperature, make the lights come on at a designated time, and open or close the drapes using you home security system. And now these things can be done remotely from your smart phone, tablet or laptop; anywhere you have access to the web. You can check the status of your home and its alarm system, arm and disarm your system, adjust thermostats and lights, view security camera feeds, turn on your ceiling fans, and be immediately alerted to any entry, fire or temperature changes.
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Regardless of where you are, as long as you have web access, you can watch your home more closely and receive alerts that inform you what’s going on in your home real-time. When your child comes home, you can receive a notification that the front door was opened, closed and re-locked. You can even watch your kid enter the home through a strategically placed camera. Did they forget to lock the door behind them? You can lock the door from your smartphone with the press of a button. It’s really that simple.

Did you leave the house this morning and forget to close the curtains, turn off the lights or adjust the air conditioning? You can do all of this from your smartphone or tablet. This technology saves time, manages resources and increases security so that you feel more at ease when not at home.

How it works

Generally, remote systems typically use protocols such as Z-wave, which is a low radio frequency (RF) protocol designed specifically for remote control applications in home and light-commercial environments. Z-wave controls are added to home electronics such as lighting, appliances, temperature control, video cameras, and access controls, and do not conflict with your cell phone service or Bluetooth, and provides an inexpensive and dependable wireless technology that is used by over 20 million homes nationwide. Because Z-wave uses a low frequency, there is less interference than other protocols that use a higher frequency like Wi-Fi.

To control your automation remotely, you’re going to need a central control device which connects to your modem or router. This will serve as your hub controller to control all of your security devices, and as the portal to the internet, which will allow you to communicate with your system remotely.

The possibilities

Remote access presents a whole new realm of possibilities when it comes to protecting your home. The ability to immediately interact with your home system has taken convenience and home security to a whole new level. Maybe it’s time to explore what you can do with home security remote access control.

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