Your home may be your castle, but it doesn’t have to be an impregnable fortress in order to be secure. It just needs to be smart. With Control4 and our many companion products, your house can monitor itself and let you know—whether you’re home or away—if something is awry.
Safer Home, Safer Family
Smart door locks—with either push-button or touch-screen entry—are more than just a convenient way to get into your house without fiddling with keys. When used with a Control4 system, they can keep you informed about who is entering your home. Your dealer can program them to secure themselves automatically so you don’t leave a door unlocked without knowing it. They can also be programmed to alert you any time they are locked or unlocked, or to send you a message when specific entry codes (such as those used by grade-school children or service personnel) are entered.
Combine automated door locks with a Control4 Exterior Door Station to see and hear exactly who is at the door, no matter where you are in the house. If you choose, you can even unlock the door without leaving your couch or your desk, letting friends in while keeping strangers safely outside.
Make Your House Security-Aware
First things first. If you already have a security system, your dealer can configure your Control4 controller to make your existing equipment work better. Extend your security system’s functionality by adding arm/disarm capabilities straight from your door locks, your mobile phone, your touch panels, and even your garage remote control. Build in even more functionality by adding supplemental motion sensor and IP cameras that can be controlled and monitored from anywhere in the world.
If an intruder triggers an alarm, obviously your alarm company will be notified. But why stop there? Because of your Control4 connectivity, you can opt to flash all your interior and exterior lights, blaring sirens at full volume through your whole-home audio system—making your home a particularly inhospitable place for anyone who doesn’t belong there.
Stake Out, Fake Out
Studies have shown that burglars are much less likely to attempt to enter houses that are occupied. Your dealer can set up “mockupancy” programs that turn interior lights on and off in patterns when you’re not there, faking any would-be intruders into thinking your house is occupied. And if you’re concerned about access to specific areas in your home—such as a medicine cabinet or gun safe—your dealer can install contact or vibration sensors to inform you when an area has been accessed. Other sensors can monitor things like interior temperatures and moisture to alert you to problems (like a furnace failure or leaking water) that could damage your home.
No single product will completely protect you or your home from harm, but it all adds up. With security products and features from Control4, you can enjoy a greater measure of safety and peace of mind whether you’re at home or abroad.