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What Exactly is a Smart Home or Office?

Welcome back to another ESI, Emergency Systems Inc. security alarm article. This time we are tackling high tech security alarm shields for home and office. The question on everybody’s minds these days is what is meant by a Smart Home or Smart Office. If you are interested in what makes a modern-day advanced intelligent home or curious about what it takes to be considered an advanced smart office environment, read on. The textbook answer to these and other questions about this advanced new technology is that a Smart Security Environment is one that can either be remotely controlled by a smartphone or computer or enabled at the source by authorized personnel controlling heating, lighting, security, and any other chosen electronic devices. The word “Smart” is nothing more than the ability to remotely set/program or control the system by the use of a component i.e. computer, tablet, or cellular device. Therefore, any brick and mortar structure equipped with an electronic security system that has additional interactive elements such as heating and lighting interfaced becomes part of the “Smart” function. These remotely controlled environments are also scalable to just security on and off access, or to having access to all of the other electronic systems that are interfaced within the security shield. Some of the electronic devices which can be programmed or remotely controlled within your Smart Home or Smart Office security shield are:

  • Fire Alarm
  • Burglar Alarm
  • Security Systems
  • Access Control-Keyless Entry devices
  • Doorbells
  • Thermostats-Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Water Intrusion Systems
  • Security Cameras-CCTV’s
  • Computer Systems
  • TV’s
  • Stereos
  • Refrigerators
  • Water Heaters
  • Wells and Pumps
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Blinds or Electronic Shades
  • Lighting
  • Electronic Outlets
  • Leak Detection Systems
  • Electronic Gate Devices
  • Parking Lot Gates
  • Elevators
  • Electronic Displays

Roughly anything electronic that can be tied into the security system can be controlled remotely. You can even remotely access data such as entry and exit statistical details of access control. Smart Home or Smart Office technology allows you to completely automate your electronic functions of these and many more products. Having real-time access to these products and services is a real advantage. Being able to remotely program your lights to turn on and off for instance can instantly light up your home or office when you need it. Being able to turn up or down your thermostat obviously allows you to control temperatures at any time of the day or night. Give personnel, vendors access to your office, and being able to record the comings and goings of permission granted individuals is a smart control feature.

What can an ESI Smart Home or Office Automation Do for You? At ESI we understand that as technology changes so do our ability to have more control over our environment. Smart Home and Office automation technology is becoming the norm as more and more customers opt to come online with these revolutionary products. Having a so-called remote watchdog that can send and receive a text or email alerts if any elements of the system detect unusual activity, such as a security breach is invaluable. Coupled with ESI’s award-winning, locally manned monitoring stations enable first-responders and law enforcement dispatching seamless, making any structure more secure, easier to operate, and safer for inhabitants. With today’s work environment changes and millions of Americans working from home, now is a good time to call ESI for a free, no-obligation security consultation and look at the scalable items your security system can regulate and control remotely. Give us a call today at 904-388-3975 and learn how ESI can design and install an affordable and comprehensive security shield putting Smart Technology to work for you.