Whole Home WiFi: The Best WiFi Extender For Your Home

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Whole Home WiFi Stream TV

 

Picture the scene. You’ve come home after a long day at work. You hop into bed after running some errands, switch on Netflix and get ready to watch your favourite show. The screen begins to load, 10%, 20%, 30%…and stops. 

You know the story. You’re WiFi is fast… but only when you’re close to the router. Unfortunately, your connection just isn’t strong enough to reach every area of your home. 

Smartzone have released a Whole Home WiFi solution to solve this very problem. Whole Home WiFi is a superior WiFi booster that gives you connection in every corner of your home, meaning sites like Netflix will load without annoying lagging. 

 

What is Whole Home WiFi 

Whole Home WiFi uses what is called a mesh network. The mesh networks use hubs, just like the ones we offer, to provide internet connection over a large area, which traditional routers may not be able to do. 

The hubs work just like the WiFi extenders that you may already be familiar with. However, these hubs work as one network for greater convenience. You don’t have to connect and reconnect to a different WiFi extender while you move through your home. 

The purpose of the hubs is to eliminate any WiFi dead zones, or blackspots, in your home. Seamlessly stream movies, play online games or even work from home without fear of losing or lagging connection, meaning you can work or play uninterrupted.  

The stylish discs are suitable for any style of home and their compact nature means they blend in nicely to your home’s interior. 

The hubs connect to the WiFi connection you already have to boost it. While the mesh network doesn’t speed up your internet connection it can work with all suppliers so you don’t have to worry about network compatibility. 

 

Whole Home WiFi and the Smart Home

Smart Home WiFi Extender

Smartzone’s Smart Home Security conveniently works off both internet and GSM (mobile connection). The devices will continue to work even if broadband goes down. An incredibly handy feature! 

However, if you want to add security cameras for extra protection you will need a fast and stable WiFi connection. 

Our Whole Home WiFi extender ensures a constant and stable connection so you have the choice to add cameras to your system. It’s also perfect for Smart Plugs, Smart Bulbs and more as these devices need a strong connection to communicate effectively with each other 

Managing Your Kids WiFi Time 

Whole Home WiFi Parental Controls

Our Whole Home WiFi does so much more than just providing connection all over your home. It’s also an effective way to manage how much time your kids spend online and what sites they visit. 

You can easily set schedules so the little ones go to sleep and don’t spend the whole night on their tablet, mobile or PC. The ‘Bedtime’ feature switches off access for your young ones through the night, so they can only access sites during the day. 

Managing how your children use the internet has never been easier as you can block inappropriate websites while they still remain free to roam suitable sites. 

Ability to pause the internet means that dinner time is tech free and the kids aren’t distracted while doing their homework. 

 

For more information on Smartzone’s Whole Home WiFi solution check out our webpage here.

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

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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. 

 

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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.

Not All Alarms Are The Same: Why a Smart Alarm is the Best Alarm System For Your Home

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Best Alarm system in ireland

 

Home security is something that is not to be taken lightly. Most alarms cost a few hundred euros, and when spending that much you need to know that you are getting the best alarm system for your money. 

Even just trying to decide on which alarm is better going to protect your home can be a challenge. How informed are you about alarms and have you considered all options before deciding on which alarm system to get? 

Traditional, wired alarms won’t provide the same level of protection as a smart wireless alarm. But what exactly is a smart alarm, and how does it differ from older alarms? 

 

Smart Alarm vs. Traditional Alarm

Almost everyone has seen a traditional alarm or may have one at home. It’s the big keypad on the wall that activates when you key in a code. Some traditional wired alarms are monitored, but not all. This means that while the alarm will sound, there will be no emergency response. 

Also, unmonitored, traditional home security is incredibly ineffective when there is no-one to hear the alarm. 

Picture this. You live out in the Irish countryside, and you don’t have any immediate neighbours. One day while out your home gets broken into, and your wired alarm sounds. But, there’s no one around to hear it, and you don’t have a monitored system. What use is the alarm in this case? 

Smart alarms are controllable through an app. If your alarm picks up anything unusual you will get a notification straight to your phone informing you that an event has happened in your home. This gives you peace of mind knowing that you will instantly be informed, but also gives you time to react in any situation. 

 

Ireland’s Best Wireless House Alarm

The Smartzone wireless alarm is modern day technology that is super easy to use! Our package contains door/window sensors, motion sensors and a keypad for full home protection. 

What makes our system Ireland’s best house alarm is its interactive features. You are in full control of the system from your phone or tablet. Arming, disarming and scheduling is all done from your phone, with the quick click of a button. 

You can schedule when your alarm is to arm and disarm during the day. You can also set up GeoFencing so your alarm automatically sets when you leave and unsets when you’re just about to head in the door. 

During the Free Home Assessment our experts will advise on what areas are best to places sensors in the house, and if your home would require extra sensors. 

 

No messy wires

Best wireless alarm ireland

We have found that Irish homeowners love the fact that our system is wireless. Our sensors are battery operated, not wired in. This means quicker installation and no fuss with messy wires – our installations are clean and straightforward. 

 

Extra Protection with Monitored Home Security 

Smartzone Professionally Monitored House Alarm

Many people who make the transition from older home security still want the features of their traditional system. That’s why our alarm is also professionally monitored. Professional monitoring gives an extra layer of security, so you can rest assured that you will receive an emergency response when needed. 

If our motion or door sensors pick up on unusual activity you will get an alert straight to your phone. If you don’t receive the alert for some reason, perhaps your phone was off while at an appointment, then the next listed contact will be notified. 

If the notification is verified then all well and good. If it is not then the monitoring station will notify the Gardaí, so they can check if everything is alright. 

 

The Biggest Plus: Smart Home Integration 

Smart Home integration is just something you cannot get with traditional alarms, and even most wireless alarms. Smartzone only use products that can integrate into our Smart Home ecosystem. This means that our heating controls, home alarm, smart plugs and more are all controlled in one centralised app. Gone are the days of having 5 or 6 different apps for all your Smart Home products. 

Even more impressively, the products actually communicate with one another for a greater Smart Home experience. How does this work? The Smart Home acts as the brains for the Smart Home. You can set rules for triggered actions. For example, the thermostat will decrease temperatures when the system has been armed. This means you save energy without having to do anything. Another example is having the light switch on when you disarm the system when coming home and plenty more. 

For the best home alarm, it has to be a Smart Alarm. The benefits and features far outweigh those of an older alarm. You are in control and have the ability to create a smart home along with your wireless security system. 

 

For more information call us on 0214966248, visit our website or fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.

 

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

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

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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.

 

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

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Smartzone Moving Home Ireland

 

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. 

 

 

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.

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