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Smart Home Security Installation and Maintenance

What is Smart Security?

Smart Home Security Systems can add a new dimension to your security system by combining conventional solutions such as alarms, CCTV with the latest in smart systems, which talk to each other. Consequently, you have a more sophisticated security system that is far greater than the individual component systems.

A smart system will typically integrate an alarm, CCTV, external security sensors, gate and door entry systems, lighting control and automated blinds and curtains. Through this level of integration, your home can proactively respond to unwanted intruders, whether you are home or away.

Why use Intelligent Abodes for your home security?

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At Intelligent Abodes, we understand how important peace of mind is, and know there is nowhere you want to feel safer than in your own home. Our home security options keep your family and property as safe as possible, with the ability for you to remotely monitor your home from a smartphone or tablet, available from anywhere in the world. Our customised security systems integrate into the heart of your smart home, working seamlessly with your lighting, smoke alarms, water, gas, blinds, heating and cooling.

Gain complete control of your home security with a smart security system. Intelligent Abodes installs and maintains the market-leading smart home technology brands to provide secure, cost-effective, fully managed smart security installations. Our trustworthy systems include smart security lighting, live CCTV monitoring, smart door entry, remote door entry, presence simulation, door entry and remote door entry.

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What are the features of smart home security?

  • Smart Security offers convenience– Control all aspects of your home security from your phone using an app, or with voice commands.
  • Control your smart home using voice control – with a choice of voice activation devices, you will be able to control your smart security through simple voice commands.
  • Control your smart home security with Automation – we set up your smart security to be fully automated, based on your life and your routines, as well as creating new effective routines for you.
  • Security lighting protection – Through the use of lighting, together with smart alarms and security cameras, you can ensure your home is fully protected.
  • Smart CCTV Home monitoring – We install advanced weather-resistant discrete CCTV systems, to provide round-the-clock monitoring of your home, inside or out. This allows you to check the safety of your property and grounds from any TV screen in the house or via your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world.
  • Smart Door Entry – allow you to see who is at the gate or door, speak to them, and open the door accordingly through your chosen device.
  • Secure remote door entry – enables you to view and grant secure remote access to your property from anywhere in the world.
  • Smart presence simulation, holiday mode – allows your home automation systems to perform advanced presence simulation to mimic your normal living patterns, when away from home.
  • Smart Fire, Gas and Flood alerts – to alert you if it detects a gas or water leak, shutting either off automatically. If a smoke alarm is triggered or a fire is detected emergency lights can be programmed to come on instantly, guiding you to the nearest and safest exit.

 

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Find out more about smart home security

Smart Security offers Convenience

Control all aspects of your home security from your phone using an app, or with voice commands.

Control your smart home using voice control

With a choice of voice activation devices, you will be able to control your smart security through simple voice commands such as:

  • “Set my alarm”
  • “Turn off my alarm”
  • “Lock my doors”
  • “Are my windows and doors closed”

This can all be done while in your home, from your car or even from your office.

Control your smart home security with automation

Intelligent Abodes is able to set up your smart security to be fully automated, this will be based around your life and your routines, as well as creating new effective routines for you.

Automation functions include:

  • Automatically switch your alarm on as part of your bedtime sequence
  • Have your alarm system switch off when geo fencing sees you arrive home
  • Send a notification to your mobile when your cameras detect activity
  • Warn you if any windows or doors are left open.

Smart security lighting protection

Through the use of lighting, together with smart alarms and security cameras, you can ensure your home is fully protected.

  • Hear a strange noise at night? Light up your home’s security lights instantly. Use the panic mode to illuminate the lights of your choice instantaneously, have all the external, as well as internal lights, turn on to maximum brightness.
  • Leaving the house? When you set your alarm, the lighting and heating could switch off, with external lights coming on to guide you to your car, depending on the time of day.
  • The alarm goes off. Our smart lighting system both internally and outside can be linked to your security alarms, programmed to alert neighbours that there is a problem by flashing all the lights when the intruder alarm is triggered.

Smart security with CCTV home monitoring

We install advanced weather-resistant CCTV systems comprising of discrete external and internal cameras and a DVR, or hard drive recording system, to provide round-the-clock monitoring of your home, inside or out. This allows you to check the safety of your property and grounds from any TV screen in the house or via your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world.

With new two-way audio functionality in modern systems, you have the ability to speak to a would-be intruder via one of the cameras, letting them know they’re under surveillance.

Not only does this provide peace of mind but it can also help you monitor your pets at home or your land and the wellbeing of say your horses. Alerts can also be established to encourage you to view the CCTV when the system detects unusual activity.

 

Smart security door entry

Simple to use door entry systems allow you to see who is at the gate or door, speak to them, and open the door accordingly through your chosen device. Integrated in-wall touch screens can operate your gates, show CCTV images and provide simple to use control over your music and TV systems. Whether you are in the house or garden, you’ll never miss a visitor.

Smart secure remote door entry

Our door entry systems also enable secure remote access to your property; when someone rings the bell you can see who is at the door from anywhere in the world and grant them access if appropriate. Remote entry is ideal when you need to grant staff access to the grounds or building, for friends who arrive before you get home or to enable deliveries to be made.

If you have a cleaner or gardener that comes at set times every week, we can programme your security system to only approve access during their allotted hours. What’s more, the system can provide an automated log, so you can see exactly who entered, through which door, and at what time.

Smart presence simulation, holiday mode

Going on holiday? With a smart presence simulation, you can switch your home onto your holiday setting to allow your home automation systems to perform advanced presence simulation to mimic the lighting patterns, integrated with your smart blinds or curtains opening and closing, all according to your usual schedule to give your home the lived-in look.

Smart Fire, Gas and Flood alerts

If required, alarm systems can be integrated with fire, gas or flood detection technology. The smart home system can alert you if it detects a gas or water leak, shutting either off automatically. If a smoke alarm is triggered or a fire is detected emergency lights can be programmed to come on instantly, guiding you to the nearest and safest exit.

Intelligent Abodes installs and maintains a multifaceted smart security system that is simple to use and tailored to your specific requirement and budget. Our smart security systems are always looking out for you, constantly monitoring your home and protecting your family.

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Smart door entry
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Smart lighting control gives added security

Lighting is a great deterrent to any would-be burglar, smart lighting control allows you to integrate lighting with your smart security system, so if your external spaces have an unwanted visitor, lighting will be triggered in outside your home, but, thanks to geo fencing, its smart enough not to be triggered by next door’s wandering cat on night patrol! If you hear a noise at night, turn all the lights on via a switch next to the bed! When you go away the automated lighting control system will simulate your usual lighting patterns, giving your home a real ‘lived in’ look.

Our home control systems can be linked to your security alarms and can be programmed to alert neighbours that there is a problem, for example, by flashing all the lights when the intruder alarm is triggered.

Bespoke lighting design can enhance your property

Lighting impacts on how a space feels and can transfer a so-so place into a fabulous living space where you want to spend time. Well-designed lighting and automated control allow you to creatively enhance the decor, space, and features in your home, promoting greater productivity and relaxation.

Lighting design is the integration of all lighting to give the right light, at the right time, in the right place. We take the time to understand your requirements for lighting, your design ideas, how you use your home and your style, so we can creatively design a lighting solution just for you. We then do all the research, finding suitable fittings, that will give you the optimal light effect for each room of your home or workspace.

Lighting control avoids wall clutter and confusion, it eliminates the need for complicated planning of switching, which can be a real headache in large open plan living spaces. Automated lighting control enables you to have one switch to control all the lights you desire and have them clearly labelled so everyone knows what they do!

The use of LED lights allows you to accurately control very low watt LED lighting, giving you smooth, quiet, flicker-free dimming. Giving complete flexibility when choosing light fittings as automated lighting control will enable you to dim mains dimmable lighting and those lights on 0-10 volt drivers; perfect for highlighting decor, furniture or art.

Smart lighting control Integrates with all your smart home controls

Our control systems feature innovative pre-set lighting scenes that can transform each room in your house at the touch of a button, creating atmospheric, relaxing environments. These lighting modes can also incorporate automated blind and curtain control to set the tone for a romantic evening, film night or party.

As well as atmospheric lighting we also use our systems to enhance your security, using advanced presence simulation to give the impression someone is home and automate the opening or closing of blinds/curtains in conjunction with lighting.

Your smoke and fire alarms as well as security alarms can be linked to your lighting, providing illuminated emergency lighting to guide you safely out of the house as well as triggering outside lighting intelligently as discussed in our security section.

Can I have smart lighting control?

Automated lighting can be installed in both existing older properties as well as integrated into smart new homes. Choose between just having automated lighting in selected rooms such as the kitchen, sitting room or cinema room or add it throughout your home or business.

Smart lighting control is simple to use, creative, easily installed and cost-effective in both your home or business. Give Karen a call for free advice and a live demonstration at our showroom and find out how we can help you transform your home and the way you live in it.

 

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Smart Home Security Case Studies

Sanctuary House

Exeter Penthouse

Home Automation

Smart Services

Karen Chugg explains what smart home automation is

What is Smart Home Automation?

Smart home automation provides the ultimate in convenience and flexibility, bringing together your automated lighting control and design, automated blinds or curtains, multi-room audio systems, home cinema, smart gadgets and home security gate/door entrance devices into a single, simple-to-use interface to control it all. 

Smart Lighting Control & Design

Well-designed lighting and automated control allow you to creatively enhance the decor, space and features in your home, exceptionally user-friendly, it is operated through wall switches, voice-control using Apple Siri or Amazon Alexa, or via an app on your smartphone or tablets, enabling access from anywhere in the world.

Smart Automated Blinds & Curtains

Whether you are building, renovating or just want to add a change to an existing room, we offer smart blind and curtain solutions controlled by a switch smart device or voice. They now incorporate light and heat managing fabrics for temperature control and protection from damaging UV rays.

Smart Multi-Room Audio System Installation

The ultimate connection of all your entertainment technology - TV, radio, laptop, cinema, record deck and speakers to create a seamless smart multi-audio experience. Listen to music in every room, with individual music and source choice controlled by switches or apps.

 

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Smart Home Cinema Solutions & Design

We cover all the options, from a TV with a soundbar to a projector in a cinema room with multiple speakers, our ultimate goal is to create a fully immersive viewing experience for your cinema, media room or multi-purpose room.

Smart Security Integration

We combine conventional security solutions such as alarms and CCTV with the latest in smart systems, which talk to each other. Consequently, you have a more sophisticated security system that is far greater than the individual component systems. 

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Smart Home & Business Networking Solutions

We specialise in designing high-end home and business networking and Wi-Fi installations using the latest technologies, ensuring the highest level of security, protecting your privacy and ensuring that vulnerable smart devices, can’t be used to access your network.

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Smart Solutions for Hotels and Restaurants

We bring smart design and control to boutique hospitality, retail outlets and places of work for local owners, such as Michael Caines, proprietor of Mickeys Beach, Exmouth & Lympstone Manor Hotel and the Darts Farm Family, with smart lighting control, music systems and motorised blinds and curtains.

How we work with you

The Process

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We arrange to meet you

Karen, our Director and Customer Service award-winner will listen and gain an understanding of your unique requirements, aspirations, and lifestyle.

We deliver a bespoke design plan

Karen will then give you estimated costs, for the design, products and specifications, delivered, within your agreed budget.

We coordinate & work as a team

Tim, our Projects Director, will work with your designers, electricians and project managers to ensure our services are coordinated and everything is delivered in the correct order.

Then give you a full handover

On completion, Tim will demonstrate how your systems work together, ensuring that everything works as you requested, with a handover pack for future reference.

We then offer continued support

In the coming months we provide a full follow-up service for your new technology and then further over the years to keep you up to date with emerging innovations.