If you already have an alarm system installed, converting that system to accommodate a home automation system is usually quite simple. However, the cost of adding smart home features depends on exactly what features you plan to add, and more importantly what features you might need.
The average cost of adding a home automation system in 2016 was approximately $1331. While we can’t give you exact costs, nor would that help you much, we will talk about the kinds of smart home features you might want to think about adding to you home or commercial alarm system
Video Doorbell and Surveillance
Imagine being able to see who’s at your front door whether you’re home or not. How about who’s in your house when you’re not there? These are two of the most advantageous things about owning your own video doorbell or video surveillance system in your home. Where normal security systems might stop alert you and the police to intruders, video surveillance allows you to catch who might be around your property. On the lighter side of things a video doorbell allows you to check the door before answering. That comes in handy when you’re waiting on a package or a grandchild knocks on your door when you’re not home. You’re able to tell the visitor from your phone what you’d like done or that you’re not home. It provides more than a piece of mind, it’s an action plan right on your phone.
Remote Access Security
In our video doorbell scenario we talked about having a grandchild show up at your doorstep while you’re not home. You can always use your phone to tell your little visitor that you’re not there to let them in, but with remote access security you can “be there.” Disarming, unlocking, arming, and locking your doorbell can all happen from your phone and that means letting your grand children in to relax while you’re on your way back home.
Controlling the temperature of your home can be helpful whether you’re in or out of it. If you’re in your home then handling the thermostat can happen from your phone, or better yet you can set the schedule of your thermostat from your phone as well. If you’re on vacation or forget to turn it off you can save energy without worrying but controlling your whole home’s temperature on the go.
There are plenty of advantages to adding home automation to your security system and it’s well worth your money. If you’re looking for an extra reason, head to our website to see our special deals on home automation or just contact us to see how you can have home automation added to your security system.