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How Smart is Your Home? 3 Ways to Increase Home Intelligence

How Smart IS Your Home?

Smarthome technology has been around for a while!

Smarthome technology allows you, the homeowner, to automate recurring tasks in your home or office space and control electronics and appliance tied to your home.

Automations can include

  • sound system
  • alarm system
  • window treatments
  • lights
  • thermostats
  • locks
  • coffeemaker
  • microwave
  • TV
  • garage door
  • and so much more!

1) Home Intelligence – How Smart Can Your Home Get with URC?

With URC, your home can perform many tasks you never thought you could automate.

That includes lighting, comfort, shades, security and high-definition audio.

Think beyond everyday!

URC lighting

In fact, let us show you what you can control!

2) Z-wave Lets You Automate EVERYTHING

Another way to increase your home’s intelligence is to connect everything with Z-wave!

Z-wave control can be added to just about anything electronic in your home, even devices that you would not think of as intelligent.

Z-wave is

  • Affordable
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use

Z-wave has many uses. Here are some things to automate with Z-wave:

  • Garage Doors
  • Indoor Lights
  • Outdoor Lights
  • On/Off Outlets
  • Remote Controls
  • Smart Home Security Systems
  • Door Locks
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Thermostats
  • and much much more!

No matter how old your home is, adding Z-wave can seriously increase the intelligence of your home!

3) Your Home’s Brain – Honeywell Total Connect

Think of Honeywell Total Connect as the brain of your home!

Smarthomes need a center of intelligence!

The brain of the home with with Honeywell Total Connect is the technology behind this product.

“Whether you are running an errand in Myrtle Beach, at work along the Grand Strand, or on summer vacation in the upstate of South Carolina or elsewhere, you will have full access to your home and/or business through our app. You will love being able to check in from anywhere, at any time! Once you have Honeywell Total Connect™, you will fall in love forever.

With the tap of a finger, our app lets you control your security system, receive push notifications, text messages and email alerts, control thermostats, lighting and locks, locate vehicles or assets — even view live video and see, hear and speak to visitors at the front door anytime, anywhere on compatible smart devices, including iPhone, Android and iPad.”

Which Smarthome System is Right for Your Home?

What system is right for your neighbor or friend might not be right for you. Therefore we highly recommend you come talk to us at Strand Security.

A lot depends on what systems you have installed in your home, and how ‘smart’ your home is currently! We recommend using what you already have if the technology isn’t outdated!

Come talk with us!

Call Chuck at Strand Security with all your Security questions in Myrtle Beach! 843-318-6392

 

 

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How To Convert an Old Home Into a Smart Home

How to convert an old home into a smart home

Do You Live In An Older Home?

If you do live in an older home right here on the Grand Strand, you might be missing out on new technology to make your life easier. If you are lucky enough to live in a new home, built in the last 5 years of so, you might already have a smart home.

So what if you do live in that older home; are you out of luck? No! We are talking about converting your old(er) home in to a smart home!

It’s easy. Really, it is. Keep reading.

Truth: Smart homes aren’t just a new fads, they are here to stay – so we say; why not convert your home today?

But, what exactly does that mean; convert your home?

  • Will it cost a lot of money?
  • Will you know how to use this smart home technology?
  • Will your children or aging parents mess up the technology?
  • How long does it take to install?
  • What if you have trouble with the new system once it’s installed?

First, let’s see how smart a smart home really is.

Can Your Old Home Do This?

Here are some of the functions a smart home can take over for you.

  • Arm your alarm system from afar
  • Monitor your alarm system from afar
  • Monitor your security cameras from afar
  • Open and lock doors remotely
  • Open and close blinds
  • Turn lights on and off
  • Adjust your thermostat
  • Shut off gas
  • Shut off water
  • Control your media
  • Connect with Alexa
  • Wake up your home upon your arrival

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not!

Zwave and strand security will make your old home into a smart home

How Can I Convert My Older Home Into A Smart Home?

We at Strand Security would love to give you a demo on how these features work – stop in to demo Z-WAVE devices at Strand Security’s showroom in Murrells Inlet.

• Thermostat

• Lighting

• Locks and more!

See it. Love it. Use it. Get it!

Do you need a smart home? Absolutely not, but as someone who has had one for years, I don’t know what I would do without it. It makes my home safer, my life easier, and frankly, it’s really cool!

 

Are You Ready For Your Home to Be Smart? Come See Us!

Demos!
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