Smarten Up Your Locks With a Professional Security System
Lelch AV Makes It Easy to Monitor Who Comes in and Out of Your Home
One of the main functions of a home security system is to control access to your Edina, Minnesota home. Even with all the advancements in technology, there's still one basic way to accomplish this: locks. What has changed is how we manage those locks. Slowly, families and businesses have replaced traditional locks with smart solutions that offer greater control over general access points.
Control All Your Locks With an App
Instead of having to fumble with a key, you can simply pull up your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch to unlock the front door. You can also check in on the status of all your locks whether you’re home or at work. How many times have you had to get out of bed to make sure the front door is locked before you go to sleep? Now you can simply pull up your phone to see if it’s open, then close it remotely if need be.
Control from the smart device of your choice can also be used to manage access given to others. Forget about having to leave a key under the doormat or having to hand out copies to multiple employees. Control4’s door stations include motion detectors, so you can receive a notification as soon as someone arrives at the front door. These stations also include full AV capabilities so you can see and hear who’s there before letting them in.
Take Advantage of Personalized Access
Another way you can grant temporary access is through the use of access codes or cards. How are these better than traditional keys? Since every person has individualized access, you can keep track of when employees arrived and when they left. You can also revoke access as soon as a certain contractor has finished work or you’ve hired a new housekeeper.
Codes can also be useful within your own family. You can receive a notification on your phone every time your kids use theirs so you know they’ve made it home safely from school. Their codes can also have limited access so they can’t use them after hours or to get into restricted areas. By incorporating your home security system into your smart home automation, you can create scenes linked to each access code so each family member gets a personalized greeting. When your son gets home, the lights turn on and the living room TV turns on to ESPN. When you make it home, the thermostat goes down and the TV switches to your favorite news station.
It’s time to get rid of your old system and throw away the keys! Contact Lelch AV to see which smart security solution make the most sense for your family.