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Smart Home Security: What It Is and How Does it Work?

Smart Home Security: What It Is and How Does it Work?

As technology advances, so do the ways in which we can secure our homes. One of the latest trends in home security is the use of smarthome technology

This is especially true in the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach area, where many homeowners are embracing the convenience and peace of mind that comes with a smart home security system. 

In this article, we will explore what smart home security is, how it works, and the various features available to homeowners looking to upgrade their home security system.

What is smarthome security?

Smart home security is a type of home security system that uses advanced technology to help protect your home and keep you connected to what’s happening there, even when you’re away. 

These systems typically include a combination of devices, such as security cameras, motion sensors, door and window sensors, and smart locks, that are connected to a central hub or control panel. This hub communicates with each device and allows you to monitor and control your security system remotely through a smartphone app or web portal. 

Smart home security systems are designed to be user-friendly and customizable, so you can create a system that meets your specific security needs.

How does smarthome security work?

Smart home security systems work by using a combination of devices and technology to monitor and secure your home. 

Security cameras are used to capture video footage of your home, which can be accessed remotely through a smartphone app or web portal. Motion sensors and door and window sensors are used to detect movement and alert you if there is any unusual activity. 

Smart locks allow you to lock and unlock your doors remotely, and can even be programmed to unlock automatically when you arrive home. 

Many smart home security systems also offer advanced features like facial recognition and voice control, allowing you to further customize and automate your system. With the ability to monitor and control your security system from anywhere, smart home security provides an unparalleled level of convenience and peace of mind.

Who benefits from smarthome security?

Smart home security systems offer a wide range of benefits to homeowners. Families can benefit from the added peace of mind that comes with being able to monitor their home and loved ones remotely, whether it’s checking in on their children after school or keeping an eye on an elderly family member who lives alone. 

Disabled individuals and the elderly can also benefit from smart home security systems, as they can help them to live more independently by providing an extra layer of security and assistance. 

For example, smart locks and motion sensors can be programmed to alert caregivers or loved ones if there is any unusual activity or if the individual needs help. 

Additionally, anyone who travels frequently or has a second home in the Grand Strand area can benefit from smart home security, as they can monitor their property and receive alerts if there is any unusual activity or if a door or window has been opened. 

Ultimately, anyone who values the safety and security of their home and loved ones can benefit from the convenience and peace of mind that comes with a smart home security system.

Is smarthome security affordable?

Yes, smart home security is affordable for a variety of budgets. 

While some high-end systems can be expensive, there are many options available that are both affordable and effective. One of the reasons that smart home security is becoming increasingly popular is because of its flexibility and affordability. 

Many smart home security systems offer integration with current systems, which means that you can add smart security devices to your existing home security system without having to replace everything. 

Additionally, there are many DIY options available that allow you to install and configure your own system, which can be more affordable than hiring a professional installer. Smart home security systems also offer a variety of add-ons, such as extra cameras, sensors, and door locks, which can be purchased and added to your system as your budget allows. With a range of options available, from budget-friendly DIY systems to high-end professionally installed systems, there is a smart home security solution to fit almost any budget.

Where can I get a smarthome security system?

Start by talking with your current security system provider. They should be able to offer you integration options with your current system. If they do not, read out to use at Strnad Security and we might be able to help you. If you currently do not own a home security system, installing a smarthome security system is one of the best decisions you can make to protect your family, your home and your assets.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392


Celebrate the Earth: Celebrate Sustainability in Your Home

Earth Day is April 22, 2021

Did you know, Earth Day is celebrated all over the world on April 22, 2021 and has been since 1970?

From EarthDay.org:

“Earth Day 1970 gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet —

In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health.

However, the stage was set for change with the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries as it raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health.

Earth Day 1970 would come to provide a voice to this emerging environmental consciousness, and putting environmental concerns on the front page.”

How can you work towards a better earth, a cleaner environment and a more sustainable home?

In this article we look at several ways you can help and do you part in celebrating our most beautiful planet!

Recycling Household Waste

Recycling is easy! Separate plastic, glass, cans and other recyclable materials instead of adding it to your trash. It’s a simple action on your part, but has far-fetching consequences for our planet.

One other great way you can recycle is to start a compost pile. This is a win-win: your food scraps don’t end up in the trash and your garden will grow even better with fresh compost at the ready.

Interested in learning more?

Click these links:
Household Recycling Tips
Composing Tips


Grow a Vegetable Garden

Growing some of your own food is a great way to help out the earth! Eating locally grown and sourced foods (i.e in your backyard) reduced the footprint of your food. No transportation costs, no fossil fuel burnt, no cost for keeping food fresh for a prolonged period of time!

Growing even just a few of your vegetables make you a friendlier consumer!


Use Smarthome Technology + Honeywell Temperature Controls

Keeping your home warm, or cold during winter and summer can be a challenge, and can cost energy and money.

We’ve located an excellent article about ideal room temperature.

As you can see from this chart, besides reducing the carbon footprint, you also save money and live a healthier life when changing the setting on your thermostat!

ideal room temperature

Smarthome technology can help set and keep your home at the ideal temperature, no matter what season we are in. Let us know how we can help you  install a system to reduce your carbon footprint, saves money and is better for your health!

Select Energy Efficient Appliances and Electronics

Another great way to reduce your carbon footprint: use less water, less electricity and save money is to purchase energy efficient appliances and electronics.

This would include the following appliances and electronics in your home: refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, faucet aerator, washing machines, dryers, showerheads, toilets, ceiling fans, water heater and furnace.

If you are considering building a new home, start with this Energy-Efficient Home Makeover Guide.


Install Energy Efficient Lighting

Last but not least, install energy efficient lighting!

“Simply, energy efficient lighting can save the electricity while maintaining good quality and quantity of the light. Energy efficient lighting involves in replacement (or re-lamping) of traditional lamps (such as incandescent lamps) with that of energy efficient such as fluorescent lamps, CFL lamps and LED lamps.”


Create and Celebrate Sustainability in your Home!

If you live in the Myrtle Beach area, or anywhere in Horry County or Georgetown County in South Carolina, give us a call and let us help you help our earth! We are ready for your call!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392


The Latest Security Technology to Be Thankful For!

thankful for security technology

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

We want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. No matter how different this year’s celebration looks due to the pandemic, if you are with family and healthy, you are lucky and blessed!

We are thankful for so many people in our business.

We are thankful for our staff and our suppliers, and we are thankful for you, our customer! As we come to the end of a year-long celebration of our 10th anniversary, we are so very grateful for the ability to continue to serve the Grand Strand community of South Carolina and keep residents in Horry County and Georgetown County safe and secure!

Today, let’s look at some of the latest security technology we are grateful for during this crazy 2020 year.

Smarthome Technology

We love our URC smarthome technology. We have installed numerous systems like this during this past year in the Myrtle Beach area, on the Grand Strand in both homes as well as commercial locations.

The possibilities are endless with URC technology and we are grateful to be able to help solve problems for our clients with this amazing system and related products.

Learn more about URC here.

Remote Access To Your Home Security System

If nothing else, we’ve all learned to “let go” this year! Many of us have had to go to work and leave teenagers and kids at home for remote schooling whether they we ready for this, or not. Some of us have elderly relatives who are at home in self-imposed isolation to stay safe from COVID-19 and because of all this, how thankful we are for remote access to our home security cameras and systems!

No matter where you need to be, the ones that are left at home can be reached in an instant with remote access to your home security system, how comforting is that as a parent or caregiver?

Voice Activation

Last but not least, now that we know through science how germs are spread, using voice activation to control your home, your smarthome, gives you an added buffer of security and safety against an invisible enemy, COVID-19.

No more touching and retouching light switches, curtains, temperature controls, garage door openers, windows, locks, sound systems, home theater controls… With URC smarthome technology everything can be controlled by voice and thus by default becomes touch-free and germ-free!

We are thankful to be able to offer this to our Strand Security customers, both homeowners and families, as well as our commercial customers like restaurants and Grand Strand business owners who need a new way to keep customers and staff safe!

Strand Security

We Are Thankful For Our Grand Strand Community

We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here! We don’t just work on the Grand Strand , we live here, too. We are thankful to be surrounded by businesses who, like us, care about their customers’ safety and security, and we are glad to be working on several URC integration projects right now to give those businesses that added buffer of safety.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Strand Security to you and yours!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392


3 Smart Home Security Tips For a Worry-Free Holiday Season

Are You Looking for a Worry-Free Holiday Season?

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year…holiday seasons 2020 is upon us!

What holiday are you most excited about?

No matter what holidays you may celebrate, we understand you might worry about safety, security and, in this pandemic, your health. Technology can help.

Today we will give you three smarthome security tips for a worry-free, and tech-savvy holiday season.

Ring Cameras

Ring cameras are a great way to keep an eye on your home, from wherever you are; at home in your home office, homeschooling kids, or running errands.

Ring cameras also

If you need a worry-free holiday season, start by calling Strand Security to talk to us about Ring Cameras and installation! Win – win!

Alarm Systems

We know that the holidays can create extra stress, additional work and more worries; about money, safety and security.

Alarm.com can help!

While you are out shopping, or at home wrapping gifts, Alarm.com will keep an eye on your home, your family and your assets. All you need to do is arm the system. When an emergency arises, help will be on their way.

Alarm.com offers the latest technology and a great smarthome system.

Germ-Free, Voice Activated Smarthome!

Last but not least – how about a germ-free, voice activated system to keep your loved ones safe and secure?

At Strand Security, we trust URC to do the job for us. URC is fully-integrated and gives your whole house automation and control!

URC can

and so much more, all without touching a button!

The Holidays Are Here: Be Ready!

The holidays’ aren’t complete without shopping and gift-giving.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention a few cool gift ideas for the 2020 Holiday season.

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







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