Planning Summer Travel? Smart Home Surveillance Puts You at Ease

Planning Summer Travel? Smart Home Surveillance Puts You at Ease

Gain the Confidence that Your Home Is Safe and Sound  While the pandemic has curtailed much traveling over the past year, the situation has improved markedly, with optimism for returning to normal life. And part of normal life is travel, especially in the summer months. Whether your escape from Chicagoland is close by with a lakefront vacation in Michigan or Wisconsin or somewhere farther, you’ll want to make sure your home is safe while you’re gone. Fortunately, today’s technology supplies many options for keeping your home safe. Smart home surveillance is better than ever and lets you keep an eye on your home from wherever you are. Keep reading below to see how you can have peace of mind that your home will be safe, whether you’re gone for a week or the whole summer.   SEE ALSO: 3 Features to Look for in Home Surveillance Systems   Surveillance Cameras The latest home security cameras have advanced features that enable you to stay on top of any activity in and around your home. High-resolution capability – from 4K and beyond – can deliver clear, sharp images to your smartphone when movement is detected. High resolution is critical for two reasons. First, in cameras with a wide field of view, capturing more detail enables zooming in on the movement with enough accuracy to see a face, a vehicle, color, and more. What’s more, high detail allows advanced video analytics to automatically recognize things, such as an animal, a person, a type of vehicle, and more. Intelligent analytics make it easier not to get inundated with notifications of movement around your...
Usher in the Holidays Safely and Soundly

Usher in the Holidays Safely and Soundly

Prepare Your Property with Smart Technology The holiday season is a time to be with family and loved ones.  Perhaps you’re the one entertaining the crowd in your home, or perhaps you’re planning on traveling. Either way, smart home technology can make life easier during this busy season. Below, we talk about our top two technologies that we think are a great fit for Chicagoland homeowners to invest in: whole house audio video and smart home surveillance. Whole House Audio Video It goes without saying that music is an essential part of any holiday party. There’s no reason to limit yourself to only enjoying music in just a few areas of your home. A whole house audio video system connects speakers, televisions, and media equipment in every room so that you can pull up your favorite Christmas music playlist or movie anywhere, anytime, right from your smartphone. It works through technology called audio video distribution – we connect all the equipment so that you get the benefit of one-touch control without any extra clutter of equipment or wires. Hidden speakers are strategically placed in the walls and ceilings so that audio transfers evenly throughout every space – no loud spots or muffled areas. The result is high-fidelity audio and video in every room. See also: 3 Characteristics of a High-End Audio System Smart Home Surveillance An empty home is a prime target for burglars and robbers, and they are more likely to be on the prowl when they know plenty of houses will be vacant for Christmas and New Years.  Stay several steps ahead of them by setting up...