Up until now, you could install home security and home automation systems separately, but the two systems wouldn't be able to communicate with one another. You would often have to work with two completely separate companies, and the entire process would be a confusing mess for most homeowners. After all, it's unlikely that you stay up-to-date with the latest technologies in both industries.
Thankfully, this common scenario is on the verge of becoming history. Whether you want to install a new home security system for the first time or want to upgrade aging equipment, Rogers Communications offers a new home monitoring system that combines home security and home automation functionality. You'll have a single unified set of equipment, and you'll only pay for one service instead of two.
At the heart of the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring service is the alarm system. With three different settings, you'll be able to disarm the motion detector while leaving the door and window alarms enabled when you're in the house. You can arm both types of alarms if you're leaving home entirely. If you don't want the alarm to sound if you need to take the trash out, you can leave the entry delay setting on, giving you enough time to type in the security code.
By giving you three settings, the Rogers Smart Home Monitoring system helps prevent false alarms, which used to trigger all the time. Rudimentary motion detectors would go off if somebody woke up to use the bathroom or walk out to the kitchen for a glass of water. Some systems would even trigger if your pets ran around in the middle of the night, but none of these problems exist with newer security systems.
The Control Panel
You can control your smart home monitoring system a number of ways. Every system comes standard with a touchpad that you can mount on a wall just like a thermostat, and you'll be able to access basic commands and advanced configuration options. You can also use a basic numeric keypad that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's previously owned a home security system.
The key fob is a convenient little remote that you can slide onto a key chain, and it features a little LED that flashes when you've successfully armed or disarmed the system. Web controls let you access the system from any web browser, so you can sign in while at work, on vacation, or at a friend's house. Rogers also offers a smartphone app for iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices, giving you complete control from anywhere with cell reception.
Your Rogers Smart Home Monitoring system can be easily upgraded with home automation features. Want to control your thermostat and lighting with your smartphone? You can save hundreds each year by turning the heat down while at work and cranking it back up while you're driving home.
With Rogers 24/7 monitoring, you'll immediately know if your smoke detector goes off, and the fire department will quickly arrive to limit any damage to your home. You can also keep an eye on your home with a smart camera feed, which you can access from any Internet-capable device. Visit Rogers today for more information.