The SmartHome: Safety, Security and Efficiency
Lately, it seems that everything has become smart. There are smart phones, watches, cars, lighting systems and just about any other object you can think of. Sometimes, keeping track of all these smart objects can seem overwhelming. If they are really so smart, shouldn’t they just keep track of themselves? As silly as it may seem, there are legitimate reasons why tech companies push forward with so many smart innovations and no, we aren’t talking about Facebook.
We at Crawford Doors would like to introduce you to the smarthome. Unlike your phone, the smarthome innovation is less about Facebook and more about safety, security and efficiency. It simplifies your life by creating a central hub for the many systems that exist in your home. Several of our residential garage door openers are compatible with existing smarthome systems and apps. Check out our smarthome info-graphic here or contact us for more info.
Key-less Entry (+/-)
Ever get stuck without you keys? Many cars come with key-less entry, why shouldn’t your house? Lock and unlock doors, windows and garage doors from your phone. Never get stuck in the cold again, or have to pay for an expensive locksmith.
Access Point Monitoring and Controls (+/-)
Get notifications when access points to your home are tampered with. Always be alert if someone is coming or going by receiving real time text messages and emails. The smarthome is your personal security solution.
Lighting System Controls (+/-)
What if you could adjust the lighting anywhere in your home from your smartphone? Instead of leaving nightlights at fixed points around the house, you’d be able to light a direct path to your bathroom, kitchen or garage. All with the touch of a single button.
HVAC Monitoring and Controls (+/-)
Imagine being able to customize a heating/cooling plan for the day. Or, being able to easily adjust your temperature profiles for days that don’t fit the season. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to monitor air sensors in your home that check for dangerous malfunctions in your HVAC equipment? Smarthomes make these features a reality.
Appliance Monitoring and Controls (+/-)
Wouldn’t you like to be able to turn your coffee maker on and off from the comfort of your bed? Wouldn’t it also be nice if you could turn on your TVs from one location without having to keep track of a bunch of different remotes?
Home Monitoring Systems (+/-)
Having the ability to keep an eye and ear on your home can be a huge safety net. Especially if you have children. Imagine being able to check up on them, even while being hundreds of miles away. Or, having the ability to visually check on alarms and other security indicators from a safe distance.
Security and Alarm Monitoring (+/-)
We’ve all heard home and car alarms rining for minutes— sometimes hours. What good does an alarm system do if you don’t even know that its going off? With smarthome technology, you can receive text or email updates when an alarm is triggered. Then, you can use your environmental monitoring system to assess the seriousness of the situation.
Energy Management (+/-)
Monitor, control and manage your energy use from one convienient spot. Keep track of your consumption, devise smart plans based on data, and use your HVAC control systems to implement them. Go green and save yourself some green at the same time!