Smart Home Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/smart-home/ Second Vermont Republic Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:15:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg Smart Home Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/smart-home/ 32 32 Reasons Security is Priceless – 2023 Review https://vermontrepublic.org/reasons-security-is-priceless/ Tue, 09 Feb 2021 07:50:40 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=4763 An automated home security system sounds like one of the most expensive luxuries of life. But the reality is the opposite. The price paid for the service is nothing to the tasks being done. Not only this approach is economical but time-saving, carefree, practical, and need of the hour. Everyone around the globe can afford …

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An automated home security system sounds like one of the most expensive luxuries of life. But the reality is the opposite. The price paid for the service is nothing to the tasks being done. Not only this approach is economical but time-saving, carefree, practical, and need of the hour. Everyone around the globe can afford it as per their requirement and budget. Security of the house is not only confined to the building but also the people living under the roof.

When it comes to people, we mean our pets, which are our immediate family, our best friends. There was a time when people used to worry about where to leave their pets when they were going out of the house. This problem is no more a problem. An automated home security system helps you keep an eye on your pets and entertain them as if you are present by their side.

Multiple current technologies are combined to turn a home security system into an automated home security system. Not only the property is guarded against outside. Instead, the property is secured inside out. The automated home security system is a package that includes home automation, monitoring small businesses, pest control, etc. Usually, 3 monitoring plans are offered by the companies. The first one is a basic plan, which includes the installation of the necessary equipment.

The second plan is an up-gradation to the first plan and adds an application to it. The application is connected to the mobile phone and hence provides services on the go. The third plan is a premium plan; it includes a 7” tablet touch screen. Multiple features are embedded in it. Most of the features are quite expensive, for instance, glass break sensor, built-in camera, z wave technology, etc. To explore the word visit this site.

Small Business Security

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As the name suggests, an automated home security system seems to be applicable in terms of home security only. However, the application of this system is much wider than its name. It could help a businessman maintain the security of his business; because the security cameras and other sensors can be installed easily in a small business building just like in a house.

Office activities could be monitored from home. If extra equipment is required, then they could be added as well. The increment of equipment will lead to an increment of charges as well.

However, the basic charge plan remains the same. Similarly, home automation features from automated home security systems  could be embedded in it. As a result, the businessman can get more control over the business. If the system is connected to the respective application, then it can be monitored from anywhere.

Cellular landline phones are no more required.  All customers are set up with cellular wireless monitoring. If an existing home security system is automating, it takes 45 minutes to 15 hours on average. If a new system is being installed from the scratch, it takes more or less 2 hours.

Payment

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Once you choose the company from where you want to get the system installed, you can pay online, set up auto-draft, send in a check, set up bill payer with your bank, or call in payment over the phone. While making a payment, make sure to take into account all the precautionary measures required to keep your money safe.

If a person changes his mind over time and wants to stop availing of the service, the company must receive a 30-day cancellation notice from their support page online, email, mail, or fax. Several companies offer a maximum of one year warranty to gain the trust of their customers. Later, standard service call charges are applied.

Extras Bonus for Using Automated Home Security System

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A few companies offer several bonuses with their long term contracts. For example, if a customer signs for an annual plan, the company charges for 11 months. And the customer cherishes one month services free of cost. The same offer applies to the customers who plan to avail of the services for one year but couldn’t pay in advance.

Therefore, they split down their payment in auto-drafts. Once they complete their tenure of 11 months, then the services of the 12th month are offered free of cost. A time of 12 months is given to the customer to pay off the expense of the equipment. It means no interest is collected from the customer for the first 12 months.

Similarly, a one year warranty is given to the customers. Any equipment installed by the company is under the umbrella of a warranty along with labor for one year. After one year, extra charges will be applied for extra maintenance.

Alarm Trigger

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A dispatcher immediately calls the customer on the registered number. If the company doesn’t receive an answer, the police or fire department are directed to the respective home immediately. If the company does receive an answer, it verifies the customer’s password, and at that point, the customer can decide if he wants the company to dispatch or not. Several companies do not charge for not so true alarms.

Most police departments do not respond to automated home security alarms without a permit. Therefore, most cities and towns have ordinances requiring you to register your alarm with your local police department. Contact your local police department or city hall to obtain your permit application. Once registered, make sure to call and give the respective permit number.

Before signing a contract or making a payment to a company, make sure the company is registered and is functional with police and other authorities. Try to go to a company with a good repute. One can talk to his friends and family members if they are already using an automated home security system. If none of them is availing the facility, then deep net surfing should be done to get to know the reality of a company. This will help you make the right decision.

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10 smart home gadgets you need when moving https://vermontrepublic.org/10-smart-home-gadgets-you-need-when-moving/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 22:51:19 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=1401 We live in the 21st century where smart home gadgets are a must-have. They are very affordable, and there are plenty of them. When you are moving into your new home, we suggest you purchase some of the smart home gadgets that we are going to mention. They will make your life much easier, and …

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We live in the 21st century where smart home gadgets are a must-have. They are very affordable, and there are plenty of them. When you are moving into your new home, we suggest you purchase some of the smart home gadgets that we are going to mention. They will make your life much easier, and when it is time to move out, these smart home gadgets will boost the value of your home. If you want to know more, stick around and hear all you need to know about the best smart home gadgets you need when moving into a new home.

  1. Security cameras that you can check from your phone wherever you are

Safety should be your number one priority. That’s why the first few items on our list of 10 smart home gadgets you need when moving are related to safety. And the first thing ion the list are the security cameras. Whether you want them or not, security cameras are a necessity. You never know when something can go wrong, and it is better to be able to check what exactly happened than to guess and worry. Installing security cameras also works great as a discouragement for robbers. Once they see the cameras, they are less likely to break in. If you live in a house, make sure the cameras are facing all sides of your home. And if you live in an apartment, one in front of your door and one inside will be more than enough. 

There are some smart security cameras that contact your phone if they detect movement while you are away.

2. Smart lock

Has this ever happened to you – you walk out of your home, close and lock the door, sit in your car, maybe you even arrive at your destination, and then you ask yourself “did I lock my front door?”. And then you either worry the whole time, or you go back to check, and in most cases, the door is locked. Well, this won’t happen to you if you have smart locks. There are many versions of smart locks.

You just have to find what suits best for you. Some locks allow doors to open only from the inside without a key. Some locks can lock themselves if you leave your home and forget to lock them. But almost all of these smart locks are connected to wifi and you can check if they are locked at any time. This smart home gadget is great for elderly people that have problems with memory, and it’s one of the best gadgets in 2019.

3. Smart smoke alarm

A smart smoke alarm will contact your phone if it detects fire in your home. It is very simple to install, and it doesn’t cost much money, but it can save your life and your home. The best part about this that you don’t have to take out a loan to have this.

4. Smart speaker

Smart speakers are very popular, and you can choose from many of them. Amazon Echo is the most popular one. They work like little robots, helping you with simple tasks around the house like changing the channel, playing music, reminding you about some events and tasks you have to do, etc. Big Apple Movers Brooklyn NYC say that they see the Alexa smart speaker in 8 out of 10 homes they move.

5. A smart plug that tracks energy use

Keep track of how much energy you are using in your new home with a smart home gadget made to help you with just that. This gadget will let you monitor your energy use, so you’re not surprised by that first electricity bill. This is good to have if you are moving internationally, for example.

6. A gadget that makes your wifi better

If you move to a bigger home, the chances are your wifi might not work great in all parts of your new home. Luckily, there is a home gadget for that. It intensifies your wifi making it work great in all parts of your home.

7. Smart pet food dispenser

A great smart home gadget for you furry friend is a smart pet food dispenser. You simply pour your dogs or your cats’ food into the food dispenser and set when it will dispense the food. This is great for those of you who work a lot or travel a lot to and back from work. It is also a great and unique gift idea.

8. Smart home light controlling

Controlling the lights at home from your phone seemed impossible ten years ago, but it is possible now. It’s a great gadget to keep your home safe as nobody will know that you are not at home if you turn on the lights from your phone. It’s also a good gadget to have if you own a pet. You don’t want your pet to be in the dark if you get stuck in traffic on your way back home from work.

9. Smart home devices

There are smart home devices on the market such as smart washing machine, smart fridge, smart stove. And they might seem useless at first, but they aren’t. Being able to turn on your washing machine from your work is great. Being able to check if there is any milk left in the fridge is even better. These devices have a higher price but have in mind that smart technology isn’t easy to make.

10. An alarm clock that drowns out the noise

It might sound strange, but yes, there is an alarm clock that drowns out the noise. This clock has a built-in white noise generator which allows you to sleep better. You can also connect it to your Spotify. 

The good part about all of these is that they are portable smart gadgets if you decide to move and bring them with you.

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