Smart home products do more than just let you remotely adjust your house lighting and temperature, or control your stereo system. Today’s smart home technology now lets you keep your home safe and secure. As the leading smart home installation company in the Virginia area, WiHome Integration shares with you some of these security and safety features:
Water damage protection – Water damage occurs in areas where there’s insufficient ventilation, such as in the basement or in the attic. Excess moisture around the house foundation can also lead to irreparable damage if not addressed immediately. Fortunately, there are electronic water sensors that detect variations in indoor moisture levels and send alerts if levels go above a predetermined threshold. This lets you address moisture-related issues before they can cause any real damage.
Door security – There are now several electronic door locks available that will fit any specifications: locks with numeric keypads, Bluetooth locks that can be opened by your smartphone and even locks that let you remotely open the doors – extremely useful if one of the kids came home early and forgot the passcode. Most of these doors come paired with cameras, which let you see who’s knocking at the door.
Motion security lights – Motion-activated flood lights are not new, but old models are difficult to calibrate and tend to get triggered by squirrels or even the house cat. Recent models have improved and have become a popular custom home automation lighting feature. They can be controlled using a smartphone, use energy-efficient LED lighting and are much easier to calibrate for human motion. Some are even compatible with triggering cameras, so they only start recording if motion is detected.
Smoke alarms – While not a new technology, today’s smoke alarms are more sophisticated and can detect carbon monoxide or even gas leaks. These systems also trigger alerts that work even when the power is out. Some models can even be configured to automatically alert the authorities in case of fire.
To learn more about our home security options or our other services, including smart home theater installation, call WiHome Integration today at (703) 436-4110. Fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve many areas in and near Leesburg and Fairfax Station, VA, as well as Arlington County.