These new and advanced developments will do more than just keep you and your family safe, they’ll make your life easier (and more organised) too.
With these high-tech advancements, you’ll be able to monitor your home from the office, your yoga class or even a building site.
You’ll be able to pre-set the temperature at home and even turn on the air-con so yyour home is fresh and cool when the family gets home. You can lock and unlock your garage, front gate and even the front door from near or afar. Which means you won’t have to climb out of the car when it’s dark, cold and puring with rain outside.
And, as a bonus, investing in a quality home security system will add value to your home. If you’re selling or flipping a home, a reputable security system adds instant value, and if you’re staying, what you invest in your home security will reward you in comfort and security and reduced insurance premiums. It’s a win-win.
Here’s what to look for…
High-tech security: Wireless detection capability
Today’s home security systems offers you more security, cover more entry points and more of your home. The Bosch Solution 3000 alarm system, for example, is partitionable into two separate areas (think arming downstairs while you sleep upstairs), can connect wirelessly to up to 16 detection devices (you can never have too much back up), with up to 16 fully programmable zones. What does this mean? Well, you can monitor each room (zone) to arm, disarm, control external outputs and trigger panic alarms via your touchscreen, phone app (see point 2) or wireless keyfobs/remotes. It also works with Bosch RADION wireless transmitters. This means your home security system can include detection devices like wireless motion sensors that detect heat and movement in your home, as well as wireless door and window reed switches – and they can be placed in locations where it may be difficult to run wires (like downstairs in a double storey home). And because they are wireless, you can move them if you need to, or add extra sensors to the system if you extend or renovate.*
So no one will be stepping foot in your home (or opening windows and doors) without being detected when your alarm is on duty. But the best bit? It’s super simple to use and super flexible. Even Granny will be able to use it!
Open sesame: Remote control access of your gates & garage
Home security is more than just keeping intruders out – it’s also about letting you and your family in. Safely, promptly and remotely, if required. That’s where the Remote Security Control Plus (RSC+) app technology comes into play. This advanced remote control app operated from your AndroidOS or IOS smartphone (download the free app) works in conjunction with the alarm. It’s super clever! With the right hardware included at the alarm installation stage, you can trigger outputs to run external devices and do things like mentioned above, opening garage doors or gates, as well as arming or disarming other locks and alarms.
Hot & cold: Turn on your air conditioner remotely
That same clever RSC+ app technology gives you the ability to turn on your air conditioner remotely. So the kids, and family, will be cool as a cucumber in Summer and toasty warm in winter. Ask your security installer how to integrate other smart technology appliances or devices in your home, such as the TV, lights, radio, Google or Alexa. The Jetson’s Family lifestyle has finally arrived.
Screen Time: Alarm code pads that are easily understandable
Our mobile phones paved the way with easy icons and LCD screens, so it makes sense to use those familiar features on your alarm code pad, right? Today’s tech uses simple LCD icons and alphanumeric characters, so you can easily identify the cause of any alarm via icons and in real text. Look for a touchscreen alarm panel with additional features. For example, the alarm pad also doubles as digital photo frame , displaying your favourite family shots. Cool disguise, yes?!
*Some functions may require additional hardware. Please consult with your security installer regarding standard inclusions or visit Bosch for more information.