As a homeowner, you naturally want to protect your assets – from family to furnishings. Fortunately, with smartphones and smart TVs, it was only a matter of time before smart homes became an option also.
With tech reaching new heights, you can now automate numerous features within your home with the click of a button and even at a distance. No longer do you have to fret about an unlocked door. You won’t worry about a vacant, and vulnerable home. Emergencies won’t be ignored to the point of damage or loss.
Home automation gives you the same access you’d have if present. Home automation features options that are intuitive and even react faster than you could on your own accord.
Is Home Automation just Home Security?
While home automation is capable of many functions, it is most commonly identified as home security.
There are many options available to those looking to install a home automated security system. At Channel Choice, we have partnered with the two security systems known for their reputable features and response times. After all, your home is only as safe as your security system is strong. We offer packages with Brinks and Vivint, the leading companies in lock-and-key security.
How do Brinks and Vivint compare in Home Automation?
Brinks has a reputation of armored-truck-integrity and offers that same commitment to securing your home. Features span from wireless and cell phone monitoring to Intrusion Protection. You can be sure that your home is covered on-site and off. Even standard packages are equipped with solid gear like door/window sensors, motion sensors, a video doorbell, and indoor cameras. Beyond these helpful options are heightened security and functionality by means of live video streams, automated recording, controlled thermostats and smart appliances.
Vivint is equally sound in its delivery of services ranging from home security systems and energy management to home automation and high-speed Internet solutions. It doesn’t just make your home smarter, it also keeps your life that much simpler.
In addition to the above options, we offer multiple home automation Nest products that help control comfort & convenience while providing top-notch security. Trusting a Nest Pro like Channel Choice gives you the peace of mind that your products will be installed professionally and work reliably.
Both Brinks and Vivint have various packages designed with the homeowners’ custom needs in mind. We recommended speaking to a rep at Channel Choice to compare home security options and find which provider is best for you in pricing and proximity.
How does Home Automation save homeowners money?
Between the HOA and property taxes, you likely feel as though you’ve got enough add-ons to your mortgage. The idea of investing in your home security system is a must for reasons that expand beyond just “another optional homeowner cost.”
Fortunately, Channel Choice offers leasing equipment so there can be little to no up-front costs when signing up. The cost for equipment usually ends up being the same whether you pay up front or wrap it up into the monthly payment. Often times, Channel Choice can even offer free equipment with monitoring, so the rewards reaped in the long run far outweigh any initial investments.
First and foremost, your systems can link to virtually all other connections in your home. From carbon monoxide sensors to your water valves, you can monitor and manage these so that you get immediate notifications. In fact, even response teams can be sent faster than you can dial out for help.
Not only can this save lives, but also thousands in property damage and repair.
Are you sure you locked your front door? Did someone leave the garage door ajar? Now, with automation, you can sync up and lock up, all from the comfort of a phone screen. Between these preliminary lines of defense and additional means (like turning on porch lights despite being away from home) your house becomes a deterrent to burglaries and the price tag that comes with robberies.
Save Money, Time, & Headaches
For example, what’s a smart home without smart lighting? Using specific equipment like smart bulbs offers you the ability to watch your wattage and your wallet. Lowering your lights can also dim down the bills accompanying them.
Here in the desert, especially, we have two settings for our thermostats. From cold mountain climates to dry, desert heat, thermostats often fight temps with settings that bring high electric bills. Smart thermostats, however, save homeowners an average of 23 percent on heating and cooling costs.
Setting your temperatures at specific times can ensure your home is at the right temperature, maybe an hour before you return to your home, while not pushing air and money around all day in a vacant dwelling. On the other end of the spectrum, you can keep your pets or loved ones comfortable with remote access during the toughest of temps, despite your absence.
Electric outlets can be powered on and off when certain devices are not in use during peak times, saving in energy usage. Think coffee makers, computers, printers and more.
Water systems can be fickle as well. Get real-time notifications before you return to a flood or leak and even pause the flow and functions from the palm of your hand via your mobile phone apps.
With over 100 devices able to be added to your home hub device, you can continue to build up your level of home automation as the needs arise.
And lest we forget that time is money. By automating your home’s assets and activities, you are saving countless hours of reporting, claims and hardship caused by incidents and injuries.
Insurance companies oftentimes will offer discounts as well to homeowners who have invested in smart home automation.
All of the above means saving people, pets, property and pennies. Secure your home, belongings, and family today with a simple call to Channel Choice! It’s safer. It’s smarter. It’s just easier.
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