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The Benefits of a Professional Home Security Installation

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An Expert Smart Home Security System Has Much More to Offer Huntington Beach Residents Than a DIY Setup

The saying “You get what you pay for” is more than a little cliché. That said, there are still many cases when it has the ring of truth. One of these instances is your home security system. There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of smart security products available at your local big-box store, but that doesn’t mean these devices are your best option for keeping your home safe. If you want to be sure your security system is protecting you, you want a professional installation. A technology integrator like Launch Systems can design and install a smart home security system that’s powerful and easy to use, perfect for homeowners in Huntington Beach, CA. Read on to learn more.

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SECURITY EVOLUTION

Home security systems used to be simple to install and control. Typically, your system included your standard-issue locks and deadbolts on your doors, along with an alarm system to monitor your doors and windows. If an intruder entered your home, an alarm would activate, and the authorities would be notified. A system like this is fine for what it is, but smart technology allows for much more advanced security and surveillance solutions. Smart video doorbells and locks give you much greater control over who can access your home. They also provide more information on what’s happening inside the house. Surveillance cameras have also come a long way in recent years, making it easy to install a network of cameras and sensors to keep an eye on every square inch of your property.

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Modern security systems are much more advanced than their older counterparts. However, these systems are also much more complicated to design and install, requiring much more experience and training. That’s why you should have a professional handle your home security needs. At Launch Systems, we’re home automation experts. If you take a look at our past work, you’ll see we design systems that are both eye-catching and functional. We bring our passion, professional demeanor and enthusiasm to every project, no matter how complex.

WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE

What else do you get when you hire a professional to install your smart home security system? One thing to keep in mind is that we’re trained to install these systems. We know what components need to go where, how to link them to each other and how to make controlling the system easy. However, a professional installation from Launch Systems includes more than plugging the devices into your walls. For example, take your home network. No matter how advanced your surveillance cameras are, they won’t do you much good if the network linking them together isn’t strong enough. With inadequate network coverage, you’ll still be left with a subpar system. If you choose us for your home security installation, we’ll test your network and any other components that might compromise the system. This ensures total peace of mind for you and your family. To learn more about our home security and surveillance services, call us at (949) 515-7030. You can also visit our website and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page, or you can leave a message in the chat box in your browser.

Making the Most of Your Smart Home Security System

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Deter the Dreaded Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

The holidays are filled with festive activities with family and friends, and shopping opportunities for that special someone – or someones – in your life. Online shopping and store deliveries have become very popular in recent years, and it’s not uncommon to see packages lying on the porches of your Irvine, CA, neighbors, or even on your own front porch. Unfortunately, a new term exists for individuals that take advantage of this burgeoning trend of home deliveries: porch pirates. These individuals take advantage of a convenient service to many. From video doorbells to surveillance cameras, keep reading to learn how you can leverage your smart home security system to your advantage this holiday season.  

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Video Doorbell

Control4’s door stations offer your home a video and audio intercom experience. Full-motion video and high-quality audio capabilities allow you to communicate with, and see, whoever has rung your doorbell, plus notify you of any detected motion. Packages sitting on your porch or not, this is a beneficial system to incorporate into your Irvine, CA home. If a potential thief approaches your door, you will be notified via text or push notification of the detected motion; then, you can tap the screen to view live video footage. Your audio will automatically be muted, but if you see a thief nearing your front door, you can turn on the audio function, communicating to the pirate that you will call the authorities and that you have them on camera in the act. Hopefully, this never happens, as the security cameras serve as a deterrent in and of themselves, but you can rest easy knowing you have a course of action to take.

More than a Doorbell

Control4’s video doorbells are more than just a doorbell. Extend the video and audio capabilities inside your home using Intercom Anywhere. Intercom Anywhere allows you to greet guests at the front door, communicate with specific rooms of your home, and call people outside of your home with a Control4 touch screen or from the Control4 app. The same functionality that allows you to deter porch pirates keeps your family connected!

A Piece of the Puzzle

Smart home automation from Control4 allows for easy control for the solutions mentioned above, plus grants you the ability to manage your motorized shades, lighting control system, home theater, security system and more. Not only can you deter porch thieves, but you can keep your Irvine, CA home safe with security systems and surveillance cameras, too. It’s all operable with Control4 automation!   If you’re ready to deter porch pirates this holiday season, plus keep your family communicating, contact us today at (949) 515-7030 or use our online contact form to reach out. We can’t wait to hear from you.

A Smart Home Security System Helps Keep Your Home Safe & Secure

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Learn How to Deter Burglary and Theft on Your California Property

Since the original burglar alarm was manufactured in the mid-1850s, home security has evolved leaps and bounds. Not only are there burglar alarms that make a siren sound upon unwanted entry, but systems now include motion detection, surveillance cameras, tracking devices and more to protect the modern American home. There are a few security measures you can take in order to keep your California property safer to deter burglary and theft. In this blog, we’ll cover a few of the ways you can use a smart home security system to protect your Newport Beach, CA home. Read on to learn more!

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Video Doorbells & Smart Locks

Online ordering and direct to consumer shipping have blown up seemingly overnight! This influx in package deliveries has resulted in an increase in porch pirates – the ne’er-do-wells who take advantage of your unattended packages on your porch. To avoid dealing with package thievery, invest in a video doorbell and smart locks. This combination of devices serves as an integral piece to your smart home security system. A video doorbell allows you to see and communicate with people that not only ring your doorbell but even those that trigger motion on your front porch. By adding smart locks, not only can you can view and speak with the delivery person that rings your doorbell,  you can also unlock your front door to allow them to place the package inside your doorway. Once the delivery person has completed this task, lock the smart lock remotely from your smart device. No more unattended packages left to entice thieves!

Cellular Backup

Many traditional security systems communicate with an alarm company via a conventional landline. While this works well in most instances, burglars have been known to cut the phone line to prevent the alarm signal from going through to the company. Other issues like bad weather or fire could also cause the landline to become damaged or otherwise unable to communicate. Thankfully, many smart security systems provide additional backup protection for this issue. A cellular backup assists you in receiving 24/7 continuous monitoring with no phone or internet connection. It operates wirelessly on a dedicated cellular network. Your smart home security system is left communicating with your monitoring system without a hitch.

Motion Detection

While surveillance cameras can be placed throughout your property to help you keep an eye out and deter potential thieves, you can also use them in conjunction with motion sensors. Motion sensors can trigger surveillance cameras to begin recording and send you a mobile alert of the action. From your smart device, you can view live footage of the incident and determine if further action should be taken – perhaps call the authorities – or if there’s no cause for alarm.   Launch Systems can design a smart home security system that’s perfect and unique to your family’s individual security needs. Call us today at (949) 515-7030, chat with us below, or fill out our online form to get started on your free personalized consultation. We can’t wait to help you make your California home safer.

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