Winter breaks are becoming hugely popular, with those who aren’t restricted by school holidays packing up and disappearing in search of winter sun or perfect white slopes. Back at home the rest of the country is left shivering through short days and long nights, their home heating and lighting working overtime. Due to this need for lighting it can be more evident at this time of year when a home has been left un-occupied. That is however, unless the home in question is an intelligent home. Homes with intelligent control systems installed can create the illusion of a home being occupied even when the homeowners are in fact thousands of miles away.
Through intelligent home controls there are a number of effective ways to make your home appear occupied in your absence. Lights can be managed through automated pre-sets to go on and off at particular times or according to external natural light intensity, and also curtains to open and close under the same parameters. You can bring your home entertainment system into the loop, arranging for your TV or music system to come on at pre determined intervals, and this combined with external security lighting and a good alarm system should ensure that your home remains secure.
Some homeowners looking for an extra piece of mind choose to install security cameras throughout their home providing them with the ability to literally keep an eye on their property. One important feature of this being the ability to access the system and view cameras live from off-site, via remote access. The remote access facility allows a homeowner to access and alter every element of their home control system from anywhere in the world with internet access. Via a secure personal portal the residents can alter everything in their home from lighting to timed heating settings, and window coverings to the angle of a security camera. They can make live changes or alter pre-sets, check on the house alarm status and if they have them installed, view their security cameras live.
With technology such as this in operation even the most over cautious of homeowners can put their mind at rest, from the office or from half way around the world. Intecho offers a whole range of intelligent home features, which provide a host of benefits in security, energy efficiency and luxury. Each system is tailor designed to each customer’s individual needs and specifications, and can be installed with minimal aesthetic and logistic disruption. We’re always happy to discuss the possibilities for your property, so if you would like to know more please get in touch.