Security: The Missing Link to True Automation – Part 2
In part one of our feature we discussed how security systems can integrate directly into Crestron control systems and how they can be used to trigger events for a truly automated home. Today we will continue to explore this topic and the advantages to bringing the entire control of your home under one platform.
Security systems typically are powered and operated by keypads that allow you to arm and disarm the system. These keypads or panels are normally placed on the internal walls near to the entry points of the home. Crestron control systems are also operated using touch screen interfaces and configurable lighting keypads that are most often located at these same entry points. When your security system is integrated into your Crestron control system, one of these wall mounted devices can go away. This allows you to maintain a sleek look throughout your home, as Crestron panels are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and standard alarm panels are usually clunky eyesores that look out of place in a high-end luxury home.
The Crestron control system has the ability to present a security keypad on a specific page of its touchscreen interface as well as allow basic security commands to be sent from any lighting keypad. This means that the number of security system keypads can be reduced in areas of the home where a Crestron control interface resides, thus freeing up space on your walls and providing a much more aesthetically pleasing overall appearance to the room.
When you integrate your security system with your Crestron control system, you no longer have to worry about whether your home is protected, regardless of where you are in the world.
One of the great benefits of using Crestron control systems is that the associated mobile apps allow you to control your home remotely from your smartphone or device. This functionality gives you the ability to control your lights, thermostats, audio/video, and other systems even when you are not physically in your home. When your security system is integrated into your Crestron control system, you are given the power to control it remotely directly from your device, even using the same Crestron mobile app. This eliminates the need to jump back and forth between several different apps and brings the control of your home entirely under one proverbial roof.
These benefits are merely scratching the surface of how integrating your security devices directly into your Crestron control system brings the luxury of true home automation. Of course with the experience of the Done Right Not Easy Crew, the functionality of your Crestron control system is virtually limitless, and is only bound by your needs, preferences, and imagination.
Looking to take your home automation to another level with integrated security? Contact GMI today for a free consultation.
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