Homeowners often experience a great deal anxiety when they leave the house for an extended period of time. It can be small, niggling doubts about whether the bathroom lights were left on before heading off to the office. Sometimes, however, it can be major fears, such as leaving the country on holiday having forgotten to set the alarm, leaving your property at risk from intruders as well as not being able to alert neighbours or authorities of incidents.

These are all mistakes we have made at some point. They may, in fact, be mistakes we have made multiple times as homeowners. Traditionally, there was nothing that could be done about it. If you have departed on a three-week summer holiday and have forgotten to set the alarm, it may have to remain deactivated until you return causing constant worry and concern that someone will burgle the house in your absence. However, a Control4 system utilises the modern technology of the Internet Of Things to alleviate this fear. With it installed, you will never have to worry about your home security again.

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A Control4 system allows you to remotely control and monitor the status of your home security. It works by connecting appliances, lighting and security systems. By talking to each other, they are able to alert you of changes to their normal status via a smart device such as a tablet or phone. Meanwhile, you can also control them remotely from your office, a friend’s house or even while you are out of the country. This ensures you are aware of any important issues related to your home’s security and can act on them when necessary.

For instance, in the aforementioned scenario that you leave the home for a long vacation and fear you may have forgotten to arm your home security system, Control4 allows you to check the alarm status. If, indeed, you have not, you can simply adjust the setting to “away” and instantly enable your alarm, locks and, for those who are particularly security conscious, CCTV cameras. This provides you a peace of mind one cannot find with any other home security system.

Equally innovative, and equally helpful for those concerned about their home’s security if you’re away for an extended period of time, is Control4’s locks and alerts features. The appliance allows you to receive digital notifications from your home if something out of the ordinary has occurred. For example, it will send you alarms in the event that a door or window has been left open, which you can then remotely lock from a synchronised device.

This technology is a great example of how the smart home can provide solutions to age-old problems around the home, removing the fear about your house’s security and giving you the power to ensure it is protected from anywhere in the world.
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