Parents, It’s Time For You To Worry Less This School Year

, ,

Smartzone Children Security Home

 

School is back and with the new year comes a lot of excitement and a lot of stress – especially for parents. 

Through the new year you’ll help your children engage with new responsibilities and watch them as they reach new milestones. However, as a parent it is natural to develop some worries during the year.

This is especially true if your kids have reached the ‘home alone’ stage where they start arriving home while one or both parents are still at work.

While the kids may rejoice for their newly found freedom, it’s easy for you to worry about whether they’re okay on their own. 

Smart Home technology can help ease these worries. Smartphone alerts, live video feeds and remote controlled access can help ensure that your kids remain safe in the home, and that you always know what they’re up to. 

 

Worry 1: Did My Kids Get Home Safely

Wondering if your kids get home okay is one of the biggest worries of any parent. You may have a system with your child where they call or text you when they get home. But, what if they forget to contact you, and you’re too busy to call them? 

With Smartzone’s Smart Locks you will get alerts when your kids once your kids have reached home. As the locks eliminate the need for keys it’s impossible for you kids to lose any. 

 

Worry 2: Are the kids behaving themselves at home?

It’s easy for your child to get carried away with their new found freedom. That’s why it’s important for you to check in and make sure their behaving well. 

Smartzone’s indoor video cameras allow you to check in and see what the kids are up to at any stage. The app allows you to view live feeds or to watch back on clips for any events that you may have missed. 

Two way audio means you can chat with your kids while away or at work – ask them if they’re doing alright or even help them with homework. 

 

After School Security Children Ireland

Worry 3: Is the house secure during the daytime?

Weekday mornings can be hectic, especially if the kids are getting ready by themselves for the first time. With hecticness comes forgetfulness, and it can be easy for them to arm the system before they head off for the day. 

Smartzone’s Smart Home app will send you reminders if doors haven’t been locked or the alarm wasn’t activated. This is handy for letting you know and ensuring that you take care of it remotely. 

Want Smart technology to help you worry less this year? Call us on 0214966248 or visit our website at www.smartzone.ie to find out more.

How Business Insights Help You Make Wiser Business Decisions

, , ,

Business Insights Automation Cork

 

The development of technology has grown rapidly in a short time frame. Thankfully, for business owners this means work life has become slightly less stressful. Technology has opened up avenues for new and efficient methods of managing businesses. 

Smart technology in particular has seen a steep rise in popularity due to its ease of use, security and energy management capabilities and its ability to be used remotely. One specific feature favoured by business owners is business insights. 

By collecting information from each product in the business, Business Automation can generate informed reports. These reports are helping business owners to make informed decisions to best benefit their business, employees and customers. 

Reports can be easily accessed through the business automation app – anytime and from anywhere. Streamlined management is gained through the relevant and useful nature of these reports. 

Here are the ways in how Smart Insights can help you to manage your business

 

Identify Peak Periods of Activity 

Shop and restaurant owners understand the frustration of not having sufficient staff on at peak times. A lot of the time it may be difficult for employers to identify the business’s busiest times as they can’t be present every second of every day. Calling staff to come in last minute is not the most effective solution either, and can lead to a lot of phone calls and a lot of frustration. 

By viewing reports you can view understand the busy times at your business and use this to make assumptions based on patterns. This helps to ensure that you have sufficient staff for the effective and smooth running of your operation. 

 

Monitor Open Times 

Are you concerned that employees may be opening up late or closing up early while management is not present? Through the app you can view trends in the opening and closing hours of your business. 

Smart notifications inform you of who is arming and disarming the system. Also, if you have smart access you can pinpoint the exact time each employee arrived and left work. 

Stay Informed with Activity Summaries

Activity summaries are incredibly useful in helping to identify and pinpoint unexpected or unusual activity. View if doors have been or are regularly left open which can cause energy wastage or act as a safety concern. 

Activity summaries also inform if anyone has entered the business after hours, and allows you to keep a track record of which employees are disarming the alarm system. 

 

Simple Report Interface 

Reporting is made simple with the user friendly interface from Alarm.com. If you are the owner of one business premises then, not only can you manage all sites in one location, but you can also generate reports for all your sites. 

Business owners can easily set up a reporting schedule and have reports generated daily, weekly or monthly. 

 

Interested in knowing more about Smart Business Insights with Business Automation? Call our Sales Team on 0214966248 or fill out the form below. 

 

 

How Smart Access can Better Protect Your Business

, ,

Smartzone Smart Business Access

There are many measures you can take to protect your business’s premises – CCTV, Motion Sensors, Door Sensors. Smart Access is another piece of the security puzzle that helps to provide the area with stronger security. 

Using traditional keys can be a nuisance. Even though it may not happen often, there will always be the odd occasion when an employee forgets to bring their keys, meaning you may have to drive a long distance just to open the door. 

If an employee abruptly leaves, or forgets to hand the keys back then you will have to change the locks. Even more serious is if an employee loses their keys as it poses a great security risk to the establishment. Sorting this and changing the locks can be expensive, especially if it has to be done often. 

Smart access combats these issues by providing an easier, and well, smarter alternative to keys. 

 

What is Smart Access? 

Smart Access is a commercial access solution that brings the benefits of modern access technology to SMEs around the country. Our Smart Access is powered by our smart business security. It’s incredibly easy to use and enables you to set up and manage secure, keyless access for you and your employees. You can even set it up across multiple business locations for extra convenience. 

 

  1. Lock up the business from anywhere 

Gone are the days are having to let employees in due to forgotten keys. Smartzone’s Smart Business Solutions is all controllable through the Smart app. It is the same set up for Smart Access. Simply lock and unlock doors using your phone or tablet. You can do this from anywhere in the world so no need to be near the business to let staff in. If you have Smartzone CCTV installed, you can quickly view who is at the premises and buzz them in – all from the same app! 

 

  1. Setting up and revoking access for employees 

Smartzone Business Automation Smart Access

Giving and revoking access to employees is a simple task through the app. Keycards and lock codes can be set up through the Smart Business app, and removed through the same dashboard. 

Managing and scheduling access for multiple employees, across multiple access points and business locations is a breeze. 

You can also assign different levels of access for different employees, and customise what time of day they can enter the premises. For efficiency, you can create access profiles for different employee roles, and then easily assign new employees to a particular profile. 

 

  1. Stay informed with alerts and tracking

You get alerts with our Smart Business security system keeping you informed of what is happening in your business. Our Smart Access is no exception to this. You can get alerts about any activity relating to the access controls. Know whether your business was opened on time, or closed early. You can also set up video alerts so you know when the stockroom was opened and by who. 

Business insights allow you to view who unlocked a certain door, or even how many hours an employee worked. This is done through our integrated activity timeline and user code tracking. 

 

  1. Safeguard your security with automated locking

Perhaps you can’t always be around at closing time. With Smart Access you can still ensure that your business is secure by setting up an auto arming rule for your access system. You can set rules such as having the doors lock when an employee arms the system. You can even schedule the doors to lock at a certain time every day. 

For convenience when opening, you can apply the same rules but in reverse. Using a single app command you can disarm your alarm and unlock your doors simultaneously. 

 

  1. Get award-winning technology the hassle

Smartzone Smart Access Business Ireland

The greatest benefit of our system is its easy to use nature.  Access control is straightforward to install and does not require any additional hardware. Software isn’t needed either as it is all powered by a cloud platform. 

More importantly, Smartzone will professionally install and provide any support that may be needed. We give you all the benefits of having a single supplier for your security, video monitoring and access control services. You have one point of contact, one monthly payment and one app that controls your entire smart business. 

Interested in getting Smart Access Control for your business? 

Call our Sales team on 0214966248 or fill out the form below for our team to get back to you. 

For more information on our Business Automation Solutions check out our website

Giving Your Kids After-School Independence With Smart Home Security

, , ,

Smartzone Smart Home Security After School

 

Kids grow up fast, and before you know it they’re old enough to stay at home on their own after school. 

It’s one of the first steps towards your child earning independence, and you don’t have to worry about leaving work early or paying a babysitter to look after your children when they come home. 

When this major step first happens, it’s natural to worry about your kids.  Will they be safe on their own? What if they lose their keys? Can they be trusted to not have friends over for hours on end? 

Smart Home security can dissolve these worries for you. With access Control and a discreet connection to your home, Smartzone’s security system is the perfect solution for peace of mind. Here’s how it can help. 

  1. No more keys to lose

Smartzone Smart Lock Children Access

It’s no secret that kids can be careless. I’m sure most of us have misplaced something very important while we were young and carefree. However, losing keys can be a hassle especially when it means you leaving work early to let the kids in. It’s an inconvenience and it’s even worse if you have to return to work and finish off urgent tasks before heading home yet again. 

Smart locks eliminate the need for keys. Through the app you can create a unique four digit code so you know if your child got home okay and what time they arrived home at. You can also set different rules for when your loved one returns, such as the system disarming so they alarm isn’t set off. 

 

  2. Get alerts when they return home

Smartzone Smart Alerts Children After School

Knowing when your child has arrived home gives you peace of mind so you can focus on your work and not have to worry for hours on end. Set customised alerts trough the app so you will get a notification when your child has entered their code. 

As time goes on and trust builds, you can choose to switch this alert to a no-show alert so you’ll be notified if they don’t return home on time. 

 

3. Know who is ringing the doorbell 

Smartzone After School Security for Children

It’s common to worry about strangers at your door. With a video doorbell you get first view into who is outside your house. Be the first to answer the door through the intercom feature and see who is there through live feed to your phone. This means your kids won’t have to answer the door to any strangers. 

 

4. Keep them out of forbidden areas 

Smartzone Door Contact children after school

Perhaps your kids aren’t allowed friends over after school as they need to focus on homework. With solutions for indoor and outdoor video monitoring you can see exactly what friends are over, and if they are doing homework or getting up to mischief. 

You can also place contact sensors on forbidden rooms or cabinets so your kids don’t get up to anything they really shouldn’t. 

 

5. It’s reassuring for both of you

Smartzone After School security Smart Home Ireland

Being left at home alone for the first time as a young teen was probably one of the best feelings. It’s liberating and you feel trusted and independent, but it can also feel a little unsettling – especially at the beginning. 

Knowing that you’re still connected to what is happening in the home can make your kids feel safer, and make you feel at ease knowing that your kids are okay.

 

For more information on how Smart Home Security can look after your home and family call our Customer Service Team on 021496624, visit or website or fill out the form below for us to get in contact with you.

 

Managing A Business Made Easier With Our Smart App

, , , ,

Smartzone Smart Business App

As a business owner you know that it’s tough to go anywhere without your smart phone. Today’s phones are so powerful that they can perform a range of tasks, while continuing to run smoothly. 

More high end phones are so powerful they have a capacity similar to some PCs, which makes working from anywhere a simplified task. Even managing your business’s security system, energy usage and automation is easily done all through a phone. Managing this becomes even better again when all these functions are integrated into one app – allowing for a system that works as part of an ecosystem. 

Smartzone’s Smart Business Security and Automation Solutions include a range of smart products that effectively work together by communicating with each other. Business owners can easily automate rules and actions through the app, while gaining greater control of their business. 

So, how can the Smart Business App give you greater control of your business?

 

Security with the tap of a button

Traditional alarms just don’t cut it anymore  – especially when it comes to arming them at the end of the day. Employees/Managers must use the keypad to arm the alarm and then, with only a number of seconds, make a dash for the door. 

No need for this with Smart Business Security. With just a few taps on the app, the premises is armed and secured for the night. Literally all you or your employee has to do is open the app, and select the arming setting under ‘security system’. 

No need to stress when an employee forgets to arm the system either. No matter where you are in the world, as long as you have access to the Business Automation app, you can arm your system. 

 

Instant alerts for peace of mind 

Cafés, bars, shops… They all go through an extremely busy period during the day or week. When it does get busy it can be difficult for employees to keep an eye on everything that is going on. With the Smart Business app you will be alerted the moment something important occurs, giving you time to act swiftly and address the issue. 

The app also allows users to set daily alerts such as the time your business was opened, which can help everyday worries.

Smartzone Business App Camera Feed

 

 

Video feeds with live view

One of the most functional aspects of our app is the ability to view all your camera’s feeds within one dashboard. The HD cameras give you crystal clear vision of what is happening, no matter the time of day, straight to your phone.

The Smart Video Monitoring Solutions allow for live and recorded view of anything that has happened on your premises. Stored clips are incredibly accessible due to the app’s integrated activity history allowing you to locate and download clips straight to your phone. 

 

 

Access control made easy with remote features

Tired of driving to your business because an employee has forgotten their key? With a press of  button you can unlock and lock doors from anywhere using Smart Locks. This is especially useful if you need to unlock a door for a delivery or if an employees has forgotten their access code. 

 

Set Scene for Automated rules. 

Scenes allow for a set of automated rules to take place when a Scene is manually selected or at a certain time of day. Business owners already have access to two Scene options in the app – Open and Close. Users can also create new Scenes, which may include the alarm, locks, lights and thermostats.. 

 

Smartzone Smart Business App makes running a business that bit smoother. Are you interested in making your business smart or would you like to know more about we do? Call our Customer Service team on 0214966248 or visit our Smart Business website

 

How To Prevent Burglaries At Your Business

, , ,

Smartzone Smart Burglary Prevention Tips

 

All businesses, no matter how small or large, are constantly faced with physical risks – including burglaries. Burglaries are possibly one of the most stressful risks to a business as they can cause considerable, long lasting damage. 

The financial implications of a burglary can be substantial depending on the scale of the event. Post burglary, owners not only lose the money and value of the items stolen, but the damage caused and (possible) closures mean further financial losses. 

The damage of a burglary doesn’t stop at finances. The psychological effects can leave owners feeling stressed, exhausted and anxious. This doesn’t just stop with the owner; employees too can be left feeling unsafe in their workplace. 

They say prevention is the best cure, so here are some tips you can implement to help prevent your business from being burgled. 

 

  • Install steel shutters as they are difficult to break through, therefore preventing burglars gaining access through the window or door. 

 

  • Leave lights switched on, even if it just a few, during the night to keep the premises well lit. This increases the likelihood of intruders being noticed, especially on camera. Smart lights allow you to set  schedules, so your lights switch on and off at certain times, keeping your business well lit to reduce liability. 

 

  • Installing security glass can be incredibly beneficial to your business, especially if shutters are not an option. Security glass comes in different options with the primary ones being laminated and tempered. These types of glass are incredibly resistant making them difficult to penetrate. 

 

  • Always empty cash tills at the End Of Day and hide the till in a safe, locked place. Also, it is good to leave the till drawer open so possible intruders can see that the cash has been removed. 

 

Smart CCTV for Business in ireland

 

  • Strategically position CCTV cameras, both inside and outside of the premises. Place at least one camera at any entrances to capture anyone entering and leaving. 

 

  • Consider Smart Video Monitoring options as it alerts you straight to your phone or tablet if motion has been detected. You can also view all of your cameras’ feeds within one centralised dashboard. 

 

  • An obvious tip but incredibly important – install an intruder alarm. Smart business security alerts you the moment the alarm has been activated so you always know what is going on. 

 

  • Install smart locks as a safer alternative to keys. Smart locks eliminate the danger of stolen or cut keys, as locking/unlocking can be done remotely and user codes can be issued to employees. 

 

Business Automation is effective in keeping businesses secure. To learn more about Smartzone’s Business Security System call our Sales Team on 0214966248 or visit the Business Page on our website.

 

Want Us To Contact You?

Securing Multi Sites with Business Automation

, , ,

 

The expansion of a business may prove a challenging and stressful time for any entrepreneur – yet watching a business grow can is often incredibly rewarding. As a business begins its growth, it may become necessary to operate out of a secondary (at least) location. 

Smartzone Multi Site Security

Multi sites can be incredibly advantageous to a growing business. Benefits include closer location to key customers and a decreased risk of business disruption. However managing multiple sites can be stressful and incredibly time consuming. 

Entrepreneurs must ensure that all sites follow health and safety standards, are secure, all employees are managed accordingly etc. 

What is the best way to secure a multi site business? Here are some tips.

 

Securing Multi Sites in One Place

Not all security options offer multi site control and insight in a centralised location. Smartzone offer Business Security options that are tailored to every business. 

As the system utilizes Smart technology it holds the ability to combine all aspects of the automated package in one centralised dashboard on the Smart Business App. 

This ensures that the status of any multi site can be viewed directly from the app. 

 

Professional Grade Security 

When securing any premises you need to ensure that the security you’re paying for is the best available. This is incredibly relevant when securing multiple sites. Smartzone provide award winning Professional Grade Security to businesses in Ireland and Europe.  

One of our most convenient features, Auto Arming, safeguards against forgetfulness. Auto Arming, as the name suggests, automatically arms the wireless alarm system the moment staff leave the establishment. 

The app function allows for the cancellation of false alarms from anywhere. Remote arming is manually done through the app. Not only is this useful for false alarms, but also for disarming the alarm when employees are ready to enter the premises or arming if the auto arming feature is disabled. 

 

Live View CCTV of All Locations 

Smart CCTV allows for live view of single and multi sites within the app. Feeds of all cameras are viewable in a centralised dashboard, within app, which can be accessed through mobile, tablet or desktop. 

Our IP cameras provide HD quality streams for superior security. Clips are stored to cloud storage and protected using highly encrypted security. You also have the ability to search for particular events such as when the stock room door was opened. 

 

Smartzone Multi Site Access Ireland

 

Know Who is Entering Any of Your Properties

Business Automation gives for improved control over access to your building. Integrated locks and user codes give you insight into which one of your employees is entering or leaving. 

Triggered alerts let you know when and who entered their user code to access the building. This helps keep tabs on employees who arrive late and/or leave early. 

Should an employee leave, their user code can easily be deleted from the system so they can no longer enter. 

 

Valuable Business Insights

The Business Insights function creates a window into your business without you having to be there. Notifications will let you know who has unlocked the door, activity picked up by CCTV and more. 

Insights generate reports by utilizing activity picked up by sensors. These reports allow you to perform actions such as view graphs of your businesses busiest times, make informed decisions on staffing needs and track the impact of promotions on customer traffic. 

 

Our Business Security and Automation package is tailored to suit every business and entrepreneur. Our high standards ensure our customers are provided with award winning products while receiving superior customer service. 

If you manage a multi site business and want to secure your premises in the best way possible then call our Customer Service Team today on 0214966248 or email us at info@smartzone.ie.

Stay in Control of your Business with Smart Security and Business Automation

, , , ,

Smartzone Smart Business Solutions Ireland

 

Smart phones; they are the tool that allow you to communicate with colleagues and staff easily and efficiently. They are also effective for streamlined control of business premises without any hassle.

Smartzone’s Smart Business Security and Automation provides Professional Grade Security, Energy Management, Video Surveillance and Access Control all integrated into the single app for convenience and superior managing methods.

It may not be possible for you to be on site every day. The app allows you to take control over all the aspects mentioned above ensuring the smooth running of the property. You’ll stay informed and gain direct line of sight into your business at all times.

Business owners are choosing to automate their business with Smartzone’s Smart Solutions. Here are five reasons why.

 

1: Security without the doorway dash

Old alarm systems just aren’t as effective as they should be. To arm a traditional keypad you have to enter the pin and make a quick exit to prevent the alarm being triggered.

With Smartzone’s Smart Security arming your system only takes a few taps of the app. It is not necessary to arm the system before you step outside the door. Simply set the system to ‘arm’ when ready. Smart alarms eliminate that stressful closing-time “doorway dash”.

No need to worry about employees forgetting to arm the alarm either. You can turn on arming reminders or use auto-arming giving you peace of mind.

 

Smart Business Solutions Smartzone Dublin

2: Alerts that keep you in the know   

The Smart Business app keeps you awards of any important activity that you might otherwise miss.

If something out of the ordinary occurs the app will notify you immediately. Door left open, someone entering a prohibited zone? Don’t panic. You will know the moment this type of activity occurs giving you time to react and address the issue. Daily alerts can also be set up to confirm important details, such as opening times.

 

3: Video feeds for instant insight

Video feeds can be directly viewed from your phone or tablet making it easier than ever to see what is happening in your business.

Live view or watch recorded video footage all from the app. The integrated activity history makes locating specific clips a straightforward process. You can also download clips to your phone, from cloud storage, for you to view at a later stage.

 

Video Surveillance Business Ireland

4: Remote access control for convenience

Lock and unlock your premises from anywhere in the world with Smart Access Control. Employee forgotten their smart lock user code? Simply unlock the door from your phone.

 

5: One-touch opening and closing with Scenes

Scenes is one of the most convenient features offered in the Smart Business App.

Scenes send commands to your Smart Security devices to complete specific tasks. The feature can perform tasks such as arming the system and locking the doors at the end of the day.

The app offers two Scenes – Open and Close, but you can also create and customise new Scenes, using your alarm, locks, lights and thermostat according to the needs of your business and employees.

 

Business Security Smart Ireland

 

Want to implement Smart Business Automation?

Our Smart Business solutions integrates Professional Grade Security, Access Control, Energy Management and Video Surveillance all into one centralised smart app or web dashboard.

If you are interested in upgrading your business or just looking for more information, call our Sales team today on 0214966248.

 

Want Us To Contact You?

Smartzone’s Smart Business Automation | Professional Grade Security, Video Monitoring, Energy Management and More

, , ,