Snowbirds? How to set up a smart home to keep your nest safe.
If you’re one of the lucky, over half a million Canadians who migrate south to escape the cold each year, or you’re just heading off for a winter holiday, you know that ensuring your home is safe while you’re away is priority number one.
Smart home technology, along with easy-to-use smart home devices, can enable you to enjoy a worry-free vacation this winter. It doesn’t take a lot of money or effort to make sure you come back to a secure home that was protected from intruders, fire, cold and water.
Smart home essentials
Smart home options ensure you are in control of lights, temperature, intrusion protection and more, from wherever you are, using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Imagine adjusting your lighting schedule for cold, dark evenings in Canada from your Florida or Caribbean getaway, by just using an app on your smartphone. Or, using smart video surveillance to check in and see that the snow removal company that you hired is doing their job. Temperatures dipping too low? Adjust your home thermostat in an instant. And, when you have a low-temperature sensor installed, you’ll receive a notification on your smartphone. If something has gone wrong with your furnace, even though you’re miles away, you can react quickly enough before real damage is done.
Smart home alarm
While smart home DIY is gaining in popularity, nothing compares to the feeling that someone is watching over your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether you are there or not. If your TELUS SmartHome Security smart home alarm is triggered on your monitored home security system, you will be notified on your smartphone. If you are not available, someone on your call list will be called and, if necessary, the proper authorities will be contacted.
Must-have smart home devices
What does it take to keep your home safe and your peace of mind intact? Well to start, monitored smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, flood and motion sensors and home security cameras all can help keep you safe and carefree. A Wi-Fi doorbell lets you answer your door from your smartphone and tell unwanted guests to leave without them ever knowing you’re not home! A smart remote thermostat can keep your home heating at a safe level and help cut costs at the same time. When it comes to residential break-ins, garages are a favourite target for criminals. A smart garage door lock ensures that if anyone tampers with your garage door, you’ll be instantly notified on your smartphone.
How to set up your smart home and enjoy ultimate peace of mind:
• Start with smart home monitoring with a smart security system from TELUS SmartHome Security to enjoy the ability to arm or disarm your system from your smartphone, all the while knowing our monitoring centres are watching over your home 24/7.
• Add convenient and connected options that allow you to set up automatic schedules for lights, thermostats, video cameras and more.
• Keep your home safe from hazards like fire and carbon monoxide, freezing and flooding with monitored smoke and CO detectors, as well as low temperature and flood sensors.
• Stay interactive with your home wherever you are, by viewing real time and video footage from your indoor and outdoor cameras.
If you want to learn more about how to set up a smart home – quickly, easily and affordably, call 855.958.8181 today to speak to an TELUS SmartHome Security home security expert before you head south this winter. Smart home benefits can make the difference between a good vacation and a great, carefree one!
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