Giving Your Kids After-School Independence With Smart Home Security

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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

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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

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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 

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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 

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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

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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.

 

How You Can Look After Your Pet With A Smart Camera

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Pets are the bet, and for some of us they are like our children. They’re cute, cuddly and always there when we need them. Whether you’re happy or sad, your pet is always by your side. 

Life and work mean that we can’t spend as much time with our furry friends as we wish. Luckily, the introduction of smart home technology has allowed us to watch over and be with our pets even when we physically can’t. 

Indoor and outdoor cameras are ideal and a really wise idea for any pet owners. Smart cameras allow you to keep a close eye on your pet without having to sacrifice work or leisure time. 

 

Here’s how you can look after you pooch with Smart Home technology. 

Do you own a small dog or a cat? Usually small dogs and cats are kept indoors during the day. After all, the smaller they are the more room they have to roam around.

Wireless indoor cameras are the best solution for small dog and cat owners. Our small and stylish Wifi camera can be placed in the living room or kitchen, or just about anywhere you see fit to watch over your little pet. 

 

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The camera is high definition and streams straight to your mobile phone, allowing you to check in with your dog at any moment. It’s a useful way of making sure that he or she is not up to any mischief and is behaving themselves. 

Talking to your pet has proven therapeutic benefits. One of the best features of the camera is the two way audio allowing you to talk to your pet throughout the day. Talk to your pet like you normally would or scold them for misbehaving at home. 

We also have outdoor cameras for bigger dogs that would be kept outside. Like the indoor cameras, these are high definition while also capturing HD image in low lighting. 

To avoid constant alerts you can also add on Video Analytics for just €5 per month. Video Analytics use artificial intelligence to learn routine behaviours. This will prevent you from getting a notification every time your dog is detected. 

 

For more information on our Video Monitoring solutions contact our Customer Service Team on 0214966248, check out our website or fill out the form below for us to contact you.

Managing A Business Made Easier With Our Smart App

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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.

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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

 

Moving Home Soon? Here Are 5 Tips For Stress Free Moving

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Anyone who has ever said moving home is fun, is probably lying. As you may know, or perhaps are experiencing for the first time, moving is incredibly stressful. Your to-do list will be a mile long, and you will ask yourself on many occasions “how on earth do we need more boxes?!”. 

While you may feel like you’re slowly drowning in a sea of items you forgot you had and tons of  paperwork – moving home will all be worth it in the end. 

For the time being here are some tips you can follow to help ease the process and take the pressure off. 

 

Hire a moving company

Does it cost money? Yes. Will it be worth it? YES! If you plan on moving every item of furniture in your current home then you need to be realistic about how you’re going to do so. Even you’re dad’s transit van may not be enough and could end up taking you much longer to transport items than necessary.  Sites like Get A Mover  compare quotes from moving companies in your county so you can you don’t have to splash out big money. 

 

Don’t leave anything until the last minute! 

While packing is an arduous task, it is best not to leave it until the last minute as it can result in a lot of unnecessary stress. Packing always takes much longer than you plan for, especially if there is only 1 – 2 people doing it. Begin packing well in advance by gathering all the items you don’t use often. You should start the process a few weeks before your move by spending a few hours each weekend packing away your belongings. 

 

Get rid of the things you don’t need

It’s likely that you won’t be taking everything you own with you. What don’t you wear often? What piece of furniture hasn’t been used since you moved into your current place? It’s important to ask these questions to avoid lugging stuff you don’t actually need to your new place. Donedeal is a great platform for selling second hand items, or you could always advertise within Facebook market groups. 

 

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Make a list 

And check it twice… and maybe a third time. The stress of everyday life is already enough, nevermind throwing a major life event into the mix. Create a list of every task – be it small or large. This will ensure that you won’t be caught off guard on moving day. It will help put your mind at ease knowing that you’re in absolute control of everything. 

 

Moving your services and Smart Home System

Most service providers will require two to three week’s notice before you actually move. So, it is probably best to include services like TV and broadband on your priority list. If you are a Smartzone customer we will happily help you move your Smart Home System to your new home. Just let us know a few weeks ahead of time so we can schedule our installers to visit your home at an appropriate time. Moving your system varies in cost but starts from just €100. 

 

Are you a customer looking to move a system, or looking to get a system installed for the first time? Call our customer service team on 0214966248, visit our website at www.smartzone.ie. Simply fill out the form below if you would like us to contact you. 

 

 

Seven Questions for Choosing the Best Home Alarm System

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Choosing the best home alarm system can be confusing. 

Consider all the factors that will make the difference: Which company will provide the best service? Is a professional installation worth it? Who has the best products? There’s lots of questions to ask!

To help you on your home security mission we’ve listed 7 essential things you need to know before you decide on who to choose to protect your home.


1: Is it professionally monitored? 
Smartzone’s Smart Home Alarm is a fully, professionally monitored system. We provide monitored security as we believe there is no effective substitute for this service. After all, it may not be possible to see every notification you get to your phone. With Smartzone, our partnered monitoring station will contact the Gardaí should an  emergency occur.


2: Will it withstand a burglar’s toolkit? 

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Smart, wireless alarms have many benefits over traditional wired alarms including the inability to manually disable the panel.

Crash and Smash protection: A common burglary tactic is to smash, or destroy, the security panel to prevent it from sending an emergency notification to the monitoring station. Our alarm is designed using Crash and Smash protection, meaning it will continue to work even if the main panel has been damaged. An alert will still be sent to you and the monitoring station keeping you safe in the event of an emergency. 

Dedicated Cellular Connection: Due to a dedicated cellular connection, our system doesn’t need to piggyback on your broadband. This ensures that the connection to your system cannot be physically cut. The panel also contains a back up battery so will continue to work even during a power outage


3: How many sensors do I need?
Contact sensors are  essential to keeping your home secure. Small and compact, the sensors fit onto any opening and closing, including doors, windows, drawers and more. 

Some security companies may only offer two sensors in their security package. We at Smartzone understand that every home is different and would require a different number of sensors. This is why we offer Free Home Assessments to anyone looking to install a smart home security system. Our smart home experts will visit your home, completely free of charge, and discuss with you the suitable number of sensors you will need in for your house. After all, burglars don’t just use the back door. 



4: What else will this system protect me and my family from? 

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Smart technology protects your home from more than intruders. Our add-on products proactively protect by detecting and responding to dangers such as fire and the presence of carbon monoxide. 

You can also save time and money by using Smart Home products that tackle issues like energy waste, lost keys and package deliveries. Our system will also alert you of any unexpected activity, such as the kids getting into areas they shouldn’t be. 

What makes our system superior is its ability to respond to more danger and challenges, even when disarmed. A Smartzone Smart Home Security system gives you more value and flexibility, leaving you in complete control.


5: What happens if something stops working?   

The most important factor of a home alarm system is that it works when you need it. While there are many options to go it alone with installing your own security system, your support options when a device need professional attention are limited. 

With Smartzone, help is always available. Our team is made up of experts in technical issues who can quickly troubleshoot your system. Many device issues can be fixed remotely, and for other issues? They can be fixed with a technician call out. 

In addition to providing great customer support if issues arise, we also get digital updates, from Alarm.com, to make our technology even smarter. This allows us to regularly roll out features, such as a Smart Signal emergency button, or our motion sensitive and 2 way audio video doorbell. We strive to keep our technology cutting-edge while other security systems grow obsolete.

 

6: Does it include smart home devices? 

Absolutely! Smart home technology is the home improvement trend that is here to stay. The right security system will set you up with everything you need for a smart home – it’s the easiest way to get started! We also provide advanced heating and water controlled smart products, HD video cameras and smart plugs that can all be controlled from the same app as the security system.

 

7: Is this security system powered by Alarm.com?   

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Yes. Smartzone is powered by Alarm.com, leaders in the cutting edge Smart Home and Home Security technology. Alarm.com has technology in over 7 million homes worldwide. As Ireland’s leading provider of Alarm.com technology, our system gives you all the protection and benefits you will need. 

 

Interested in getting Smart Home technology installed in your home? Call the Smartzone customer service team on 0214966248 or fill out the form below for one of our team members to contact you!

Check out our website at www.smartzone.ie for more information on all our Smart Home Solutions.

 

How To Prevent Burglaries At Your Business

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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. 

 

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  • 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.

 

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Save Money With Our Refer A Friend Offer!

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Smartzone have officially launched it’s Refer A Friend Offer! What does this mean? Simple, you get to save, save, save while creating a Smarter Home.

With our Refer A Friend Offer you receive a €50 discount on any of our Smart Home add-on products for every friend you refer. This means that you can get at least €50 off Smart Bulbs, Smart Locks or a Video Doorbell.

All you have to do is pass on your friends details to us (we ask for a full name and telephone number). We will then contact your friend or family member to tell them about our Smart Home Bundles and to set up a Free Home Assessment. If the referred friend decides to sign up to our service after the Free Home Assessment, we will send you an email to confirm that a €50 discount has been applied to your account.

Even better news – your friend also gets a €50 discount off the quote they will receive during the assessment. It’s a win – win for all.

Do you have a friend that you would like to refer? Simply fill out our form here to get the ball rolling. This page also lists out our terms and conditions

Maybe you have a friend who is not yet sure about making their home smarter? No worries. We can give them a call anyway to answer any questions they may have about Smartzone and our system.

Feel free to share our offer via email, social media or whichever way you prefer.

Got any questions? Give us a call on 0214966248  to speak to a customer service agent or email us at info@smartzone.ie.

Securing Multi Sites with Business Automation

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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. 

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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. 

 

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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.