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Using Home Automation to Secure Your Home

Automation is one of the latest trends in home security, and like many trends, it can sometimes be difficult to sort out which automation tools are actually useful for keeping your home and family safe and which are little more than hype. These are some of the ways you can use your home automation system from Savant to help you rest more easy at home.

Keyless Entry

Keyless entry can take a little getting used to if you have lived your whole life using regular locks and keys. However, it is difficult to deny the inherent benefits of keyless entry, both for convenience and security. To ensure safety, standard keyed locks need to be replaced every time a key is lost or compromised, a process that can be expensive and time consuming. Keyless locks, on the other hand, only need to have the four-digit code changed in order to ensure only the people you want have access. If you’re worried about being able to keep track of your keyless entry codes, a centralized home automation system can be a great way to keep track of them.

Home Security

Security Cameras and Alarms

Security cameras and alarms are a great way to keep your house safe from intruders. Often, just the sight of advanced security measures on a home will be enough to dissuade thieves from even attempting to break in. Most new cameras and alarms are automated, which means they come with several security perks. For example, a tripped alarm will automatically notify the local police or security company, prompting an investigation. Automated security cameras store footage in a centralized location for review later. These features make security systems easier to use and more reliable.

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save thousands of lives every year. However, even diligent homeowners may not always remember to check the batteries in their detectors. With home automation, you can keep track of your detectors automatically. Detectors that are synced to a smart home send a notification as soon as they stop working so you can get them fixed promptly.

Whole-Home Automation

Fully automating your home allows you to keep track of pesky security issues that are unique to your living arrangement. You can use your automation system to see if the doors are locked, the oven is off or the porch light is on, all without even being home. Most systems are highly versatile and fully customizable so you can use them to keep tabs on security issues that are important to you, without wasting a lot of time and energy on ones that aren’t as important.

With Savant, you can link your home security network to your home automation system, allowing you to access all your safety features from a single intuitive control panel.

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