Are you tired of unreliable security or having to pay a fortune for a little video and audio feed to secure the premises? Well for once, there may finally be a breakthrough invention that could save you the money while providing you with peace of mind.
Life comes as us fast and anything can happen. You know that just as well as anyone does. It is important to be prepared and your security needs to be on a high. A home automation system will provide you with reliable security, giving your family a safe environment that you can control from your fingertips.
How it Saves You Money
As described before, saving money may be a benefit for you. If this is the case for you and you want to drop certain features from your current security camera, a home automation system can do that.
In most home automation systems, you pay outright to have the entire installation done of the system. (There may be installment plans you can setup with your contractor). Included in many of the systems are optional security cameras that you can have installed where you see fit. The video feed is then sent from the camera to an online storage file that you can access only through your smartphone or tablet.
To help further bulletproof the system, in order to access the system – you must provide a digital pin. It is important to try to get one that will due double security, where you must use a password and a number pin or double number pins. The more security you can get the better.
Going to a company, such as AT&T, for a security camera setup and monthly setup to have it activated costs a lot of money for you. Realistically, the cost is close to that of a major utility. Going to a company such as Quality Audio Video for their home automation and home theater system can help you with reducing the price of this.
While the outright cost of a home automation system can be expensive (but can be negotiable with your contractor for installment plans for flexibility and affordability), it does save money in the future. Imagine paying $400 for cameras plus installation and $100/month for a competitor home-security company versus paying $2,000 for a complete home automation setup.
Initially, the cost of the home automation supersedes that of the security system of $500 initially and $100 thereafter each month. However, getting the home automation setup in your home costs a flat $2,000 (figures fluctuate varying on house size and company). After the first year, the home security company was paid $400 for equipment and $1,200 for service. The average consumer spends around $1,600 on it within the first year. The home automation system cost $2,000 flat. After two years, the consumer who pays for the home-security company pays $3,200 while the home automation is still $2,000.