Winter is well underway in Ellicottville, New York, and that means there’s no better time to enjoy the slopes at Holiday Valley than now.
But the spring and summer months are approaching quickly, and that means you might soon be away from your vacation home – perhaps for months at a time.
How can you ensure your property remains safe – whether you’re still in Ellicottville or perhaps hundreds of miles away?
We recommend obtaining remote access to your home automation system.
How exactly can remote access not only benefit you but also your property? Keep reading to find out!
When you own a smart home system, you typically can control it through a variety of methods.
Within your house, you can use remotes, in-wall keypads and touchscreen panels to manage your system.
But you can also control your smart home through your mobile devices – like your smartphone or your tablet.
Through a mobile application, you can access your entire automation system’s control interface from anywhere in the world.
Best of all, not only can you access this interface – but you can also manage your home’s technology through it, even if you’re miles away from the property.
So, how can remote access enhance your automation system? We explain below.
From anywhere in the world, you can ensure your property stays safe with remote automation access.
For example, you can turn your alarm and surveillance systems on and off remotely, and you can view live footage from your security cameras and lock doors at any moment’s notice.
But you can also proactively take actions to deter any potential intruders.
With home automation, you can set your system to mirror your typical lighting and shading usage patterns, even while you’re away from your property.
As your home appears occupied, any possible thief would overlook your property and attempt to find easier targets.
Say an intrusion does occur on your property. It’s the worst-case scenario, but you’ll want to be prepared.
With remote access, you instantly will be notified in the event your home automation system detects any unusual activity. From there, you can take swift action.
But your automation platform isn’t just for enhanced security.
It can alert you to other critical happenings throughout your property.
Perhaps a smart sensor detects a water leak. Or your system notices the in-house temperature has dropped below a certain threshold.
You quickly will receive a push notification on your smartphone or tablet, allowing you not only to evaluate the situation but also to make any necessary changes – no matter where you might be.
When your home automation system has remote access, you can enjoy peace-of-mind knowing your property remains safe – even when you’re out of town.
If anything ever goes wrong, you’ll instantly be in the know.
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