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Protect Your Property and Loved Ones with Smart Home Security

Smart Security Protects Your Home from Theft and Environmental Damage

Protect Your Property and Loved Ones with Smart Home Security

We have a lot of good things to celebrate in our society. People are living longer, enjoying better health, and improving their lives, thanks to advanced technology. In addition, there’s some good news for our local area. Compared to 2021, the number of violent crimes in Portland in the first half of 2022 declined. Unfortunately, the bad news is that the number of local robberies rose dramatically, according to the Business Journal.

However, you can protect your home and family in Portland, WA, with today’s smart home security systems. In fact, homes without a security system are 300% less likely to be the target of burglars.

Let's explore what today's integrated intelligent security systems offer.

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Smart Alarm Systems & Security Cameras

Today’s smart alarm systems come equipped with intelligent motion detectors. When the alarm is activated, these detectors precisely monitor every movement and can distinguish between people, animals, and vehicles, reducing false alarms. Door and window sensors immediately trigger the alarm and send an alert when entryways are opened.

When the system detects an intruder, the alarm sounds, and the integrated lights start flashing. You’ll also receive an alert on your smart mobile device. At the same time, your smart cameras send you indoor and outdoor views, following any movements and enabling you to see what’s happening at home. Thanks to integrated speakers and microphones, you can warn the intruder while contacting law enforcement.

The Smart Integrated System 

When integrated with a Control4 home automation platform, your smart security system controls more than surveillance cameras, electronic door locks, and motion sensors. It also manages your lights, motorized shades, audiovisual, and HVAC systems. This integration offers the ultimate security.

When you’re away, these systems work in tandem, turning interior lights on and off and raising and lowering shades in unpredictable patterns, making it look like you're home. You can pull up your Control4 app on your mobile device and check your home’s status. Are the windows closed, the doors locked, and the alarm armed? If not, one tap will secure your home. 

Protecting Your Home from Other Threats

While intrusion detection is an essential part of any security system, it’s the environmental dangers and infrastructure issues that occur more commonly. Sensors can also keep a watchful eye on these, monitoring increased moisture and rising temperatures, and alerting you to a potential water leak or flooding, furnace failure, and power outages. 

If the system detects high levels of carbon monoxide, it can proactively open motorized windows to allow fresh air in and let the toxic gas out. If a smoke sensor goes off, the HVAC system turns off to prevent the spread of smoke, lights turn on, and the doors unlock to enable an easy exit and allow first responders in.

Of course, there’s much more that a smart security system and a Control4 home automation platform can do. To learn more about today’s smart home security systems or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Encore Audio Video today.