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 10 Ways to Make Your Home Smart

The Smart Home might still sound like the Jetsons, but smart home technology is here and it’s affordable. Thanks to your team here at Alarm Engineering, it’s easy too. Here are 10 ways we can help you transform your home into a Smart Home.

Cameras

Check in to live video from anywhere to make sure workers are doing what you asked. Also keep an eye on kids, fur babies and aging parents with ease from anywhere. Doorbell cameras allow you to see and speak to whoever is on your doorstep, and the latest in video analytics show you only what you’re interested in seeing.

Remote Access

Turn on your lights, coffee pot, adjust the thermostat so it’s comfy when you get home, lock or unlock your doors, peek in to live video to check in on workers, aging parents, kids or fur babies….and more. All from our free apps.

Lights

It’s not just convenient; save energy and money by dimming or turning off lights when you’re away. With Alarm.com’s exclusive Geo-Fence technology your smart home can even automatically turn off lights when you arm your system to away. 

If you’re away on vacation, turn on lights occasionally right from your app to make it appear someone is home and your chance of being a burglary target decreases.

Garage Door

How many times have you left the house and agonized over whether you remembered to close the garage door? No more! Get alerts if you’ve left it open and close it right from our app.

Locks

No more keys under the mat! Lock or unlock your door from anywhere. Is an unexpected guest or worker dropping by? No problem! See and talk to them using our doorbell camera and then let them right in from your app.

Once installed, the smart doorbell also becomes a smart home security camera, able to record and send you motion-detected or doorbell-activated clips,

Appliances

It’s not just lights – Alarm.com technology plugs into any outlet so you can transform any appliance into a Smart Appliance that you can turn on and off from anywhere. Think about what’s most convenient for you  – turning on the crock pot while at work, turning off your daughter’s curling iron, or even feeding your pet. It’s up to you!

Thermostat

Warm up your house right from bed in the morning or adjust the temp when you’re on your way to the beach house. Or, set up easy schedules so that the system adjusts for you.

Real-Time Alerts

Know what’s going on at home from anywhere with real-time email or text messages.

What’s important to you? Whether Mom is opening her medicine cabinet for daily and nightly meds? Concerned about someone opening the liquor or gun cabinet? Whether the pet-sitter is coming every day while you’re away? Whatever is important to you at home, you can have access to from anywhere.

Even receive notifications if you have left your home or business without arming your security system. 

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Savings

Not only will your system help you save on your energy bills, with our Customer Loyalty Rewards, use up to $500 credit towards your smart home upgrade.

Security

You may already have an Alarm Engineering home security system, but but these features offer smarter security. Video cameras, new generation motion detectors that also capture images, and real-time alerts all increase your security. Plus, you know we are providing the same-day service and 24/7 professional monitoring you expect.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410-546-2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 

Using the 5 D's of Home Security, here are some ways to achieve both increased security and beautiful, friendly curb appeal.

Secure Your Yard with the 5D’s of Home Security

For many homeowners, the front yard is a challenging area to keep secure.

By design, the front yard is a semi-public area between your home and the street. If you’re like most of us, you care about your home’s curb appeal and aren’t interested in extreme security measures, but there still are discreet steps you can take to make your front yard and ultimately your home more secure.

Using the 5 D’s of Home Security, here are some ways to achieve both increased security and friendly curb appeal.

Deter

  • A professionally monitored smart home security system is perhaps the most powerful deterrent of all, and well-placed new yard signs are a great way to announce your security system. Do you need new yard signs or decals for windows? Let us know here, replacements are always free.
  • While most of its technology will reside in your home, several elements will be noticeable from the outside. These include outdoor video camerasor a video doorbell—and smart locks for your doors. 
  • After dark, lighting is an excellent deterrent. Focus on a few key areas for lighting: your front door and porch, plus any potential hiding places in your hard.
  • Motion activated smart lighting, with its power to suddenly and startlingly put an intruder in the spotlight, is best of all. Smart lights are easy to have installed on your front porch and around your whole property as part of a smart home security system, which can also schedule the lights to turn on automatically at sunset.

Detect 

  • Your monitored security system is an important part of the detection of people up to no good. 
  • Video cameras integrated into your security system are excellent detection devices as well. You can get a video clip sent right to your smartphone or peek in at any time. With recording on the cloud, there’s no worries about a bad guy destroying the DVR evidence in your home. You might be able to save on your video upgrade with our Customer Loyalty Rewards.

Deny

  • Nothing radiates curb appeal like a traditional, white picket fence. Yet, it’s also a signal that says, loud and clear: “My property starts here.”
  • Gates are easily climbed. However, bad guys typically go for the easiest target and don’t want to be seen climbing or even jumping a fence. They’ll also be aware that they’ll look suspicious on the other side, and that the slatted design of the fence leaves nowhere to hide from passers-by.

Delay

  • A clear, well-maintained path to your front door—ideally bordered with shrubs or flowers—sends a message to stay on the path.
  • It’s an example of ‘natural access control,’ where landscaping is used not to physically block people, but to subtly discourage certain behavior. Look at the front of any public building and you’ll see it in action.
  • Another effective technique is to strategically plant roses, hawthorns and other thorny shrubs around ground-floor windows. Again, this won’t keep out a determined intruder, but it will discourage an opportunistic one from peering into your home. Plus, those roses will complement your picket fence.

Defend

  • Sometimes referred to as the response layer, this is where the police come in, notified by your 24/7 monitored security system – they catch the bad guys (or more often, run them off).
  • Make sure your monitored security system is working flawlessly by testing your system regularly.

About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have earned our reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about our team.

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing and LiftMaster Garage Control, and the Doorbell Camera as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410-546-2210. But don’t just take our word for it: check out our five star Google Reviews.

 


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