Smartzone Top Tips for Better Home Security & Life Safety.

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GIVE YOUR HOME A SECURITY & LIFE SAFETY ASSESSMENT

However, starting the wrong project can lead to a half-finished bathroom or worse. Quick and do-able is the order of the day. Our suggestion: give your home a virtual security, safety, and energy assessment.It’s an easy and will keep you active, improve your home in the long run, and give you peace of mind that your home and family are safer.

Not sure what a home security and safety overhaul looks like? Here’s a list of essential tasks.

CREATE AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY

If a fire broke out in your home, would everyone know what to do? Create a simple plan for emergencies to sure that they will. A good emergency plan includes:

  • Where to meet in an emergency, and how to get there.
  • Roles and responsibilities. For example, who dials for help?
  • How to navigate specific hazards, such as smoke.
  • Emergency contacts: who else will you alert?

Create, then practice different versions of your plan for a fire, a break-in and an extreme weather event. It is recommended that you practice twice a year.

If you’re a Smartzone customer, it’s easy to add a family member to your alerts as an emergency contact. And with professional monitoring, you won’t need to worry about dialing 999, Smartzone does that for you.

PRIORITISE GARDEN TASKS WITH SECURITY IN MIND

Take advantage of the spring weather to inspect your hedges, bushes and trees for security hazards. You’re looking for potential hiding spots that give intruders a place to lurk. Trim these areas until you have a direct line of sight to the street. Ideally, anyone in your front yard should be visible to you, your neighbors, and passers-by.

CONNECT WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS ON SECURITY

Home security extends beyond your home. Teaming up with neighbors is one of the top home security measures you can take, and it’s easy to connect with neighbours digitally when you can’t meet in person.

Your neighbors can keep you informed about suspicious activity in the neighborhood and watch your home when you’re away by setting up a What’s App Group.

GIVE YOUR HOME SECURITY TECHNOLOGY A ONCE OVER


Is your current security system out of date and difficult to use? Spend some time researching smart home security; it’s the easiest way to protect your home. A good modern security system will include:

  • A mobile app to control everything, see what’s going on, and stay connected to home.
  • Professional monitoring for emergencies.
  • The ability to add security devices like outdoor cameras, doorbell cameras, and smart door locks.

Smartzone Smart Security Systems include all of the above and more, with expert support at every step.

Updating to a Smartzone Smart Security System with Monitoring also qualifies for additional home insurance discount, just ask your home insurance provider.

Take the time to talk to Smartzone and find a system that suits your family’s needs.

SHOW INTRUDERS HOW THEY ARE NOT WELCOME

Already have an Smartzone Smart Security System? Excellent work. But will an intruder know?

Burglars tend to take the path of least resistance and typically avoid homes with security systems. The more visible your system is, the more you’ll benefit. This means making sure that your security bell box is well placed and can be seen from the road.

Adding an outdoor security cameras help too and are a great deterrent, and provide another layer of security for your property.

Don’t have a branded bell box or signage for your security system? Contact Smartzone and we can help.

If you would like to get some advice why not book a Virtual Assessment with our Team, discuss what you need and get a professional quote free of charge. Call 021 4966248 now to book a slot.

GET YOUR LIGHTING SET UP AND IN SHAPE FOR THE SUMMER

You won’t always be at home—but you’ll always want potential intruders to think that you are. That’s why smart lights are an outdoor security essential. Ask Smartzone about motion-triggered and automated lights. They’re easy to add to your security system, and ensure that intruders won’t be able to hide in the dark.

For extra deterrence, ask us about Smartzone’s video analytics. This technology allows your security cameras to distinguish people from animals and vehicles, and trigger your outdoor lights accordingly. Find out more here.

EDUCATE YOUR KIDS ON SAFETY AT HOME

We teach our kids to stay safe in the outside world. You should also teach safety at home—especially to older kids who want to stay home alone when you’re out. Your kids should know:

  • Never to post on social media that they’re home alone
  • Never to answer the door to strangers
  • How to lock up and arm the security system
  • What to do if they smell smoke or discover an emergency

SET UP NEW ALERTS FOR HOME SAFETY


Smartzone’s smartphone alerts help you stay one step ahead of danger. To enhance your safety at home, set up the following:

  • Geo-Services reminders: When you don’t leave home as often, it’s easy to make home security mistakes like forgetting to lock the door when you do. Our Geo-Services reminders use your location to alert you if you leave home with your security system disarmed or your door unlocked, so that you can secure the house remotely.
  • Contact sensor alerts: If your kids are exploring the house more than usual, setting up alerts for doors and windows will let you know if they’re go places they aren’t supposed to, or leave entry points to your home unsecured.
  • Unexpected Activity: these alerts look out for your family by letting you know when something happens that doesn’t match your home’s everyday activity patterns.

INSPECT YOUR SECURITY & LIFE SAFETY DEVICES

Did you test your smoke detectors when the clocks changed this spring? If not, now is the time.

Giving your home security and safety devices a quick inspection every few months helps to ensure that they’ll always be ready when you need them. Test your smoke detectors and clean your security cameras, using your mobile app’s live feeds to make sure their angles are correct.

For additional peace of mind, set up a low battery alert for your Smartzone connect smoke detectors. Next time you need to change your batteries, you’ll know in advance.

GIVE YOUR SMARTZONE ACCOUNT A SECURITY AUDIT


When you use smart technology to keep your home secure, it’s extra-important to prevent unauthorized access to your account and mobile app.

When you’re done tuning up your physical security, take a few minutes to double-check your digital home security too. Set up two-factor authentication and make sure all users and login’s are up to date.

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NEED A SMARTER HOME SECURITY SYSTEM?

Protecting your home with Smartzone is easy. Our Smartzone Pro’s will help you figure out what you need, and they’ll support you all the way.

Click here to connect with a Smartzone Pro in your area. 

Smartzone’s Success At Ideal Home Show

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Smartzone Ideal Home Show Dublin Smart Home

As many of you know, Smartzone were present at this year’s spring Ideal Home Show. Ideal Home show gave us the perfect opportunity to meet those from all over the country and explain who we are and how we can benefit you.

Over the course of three days, our team spoke to hundreds of people who are curious about the area of smart home, have safety concerns over their home, and who are looking for solutions to reduce their energy use at no major costs.

At Smartzone we believe we are leading the Irish market in Smart Home technologies. We proudly provide smart home as a service so you can modernise and protect your home.

For those interested in the area of smart home, we offer service that allow you to control your home remotely and with ease. You can view what is happening inside and outside your home, turn appliances and lighting on and off, and integrate voice control commands with Alexa and Google Home.

Our security bundle gives you the ultimate peace of mind as you know you are always in control. When any of our Smart Home Security products are triggered, you are instantly alerted through the Alarm.com app. You know the second any unusual activity is taking place. Arm and disarming your home alarm can be done anywhere. As our equipment is wireless you don’t need to worry about any mess when installing your alarm.

Eco-friendly solutions are becoming more common in the home place, and for good reason too. Our actions are part of a bigger picture when it comes to protecting the earth. Smartzone offer heating controls among their eco-friendly solutions. Saving you on average €300 per year, heating controls reduces your carbon footprint making your home a greener one.

The great thing about our products is that they are as easy to use as they are to install. Smartzone’s goal is to make the lives of the Irish homeowner easier and to give them more control over what matters most.

For more information on our products and services check out our website or call us on 021 4966248.

Smartzone Experience Centre is now open in Douglas Court Shopping Centre

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There’s No Substitute for Professional Security Monitoring

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When an emergency strikes, everyone needs help.

It doesn’t matter how brave or capable or dedicated you are.

Take Alarm.com user Benjamin. He’s all of the above. When his security system alerted him to a fire in his house, he ran inside without hesitation to rescue his two dogs, trapped in an upstairs room.

What he didn’t need to do was stop and call the fire department first. His professional monitoring service had it covered. As Benjamin sprang into action, firefighters were already on their way to save his and his neighbor’s townhomes. Here’s his story.

Instead of having to hesitate, dial 999 and talk to a dispatcher, Benjamin was able to focus on getting everyone to safety. In an emergency at your home, that’ll be your first instinct too.

That’s why you need a Smartzone security monitoring, and why it’s included with every Smartzone security system.

In a fire or break-in at your home, an Alarm.com-powered system sends an emergency signal, via a dedicated mobile connection, to a monitoring station staffed 24/7 with trained security professionals. They’ll quickly assess the situation and alert your local law enforcement or fire department.

With Smartzones new Smart Signal feature, you can even send an emergency signal to your monitoring station from your phone if you’re in danger. They’ll take care of the rest while you get your family to safety.

Don’t get us wrong: smartphone alerts and real-time awareness are home security essentials too. Just ask Benjamin’s dogs. For complete protection for your family and home, however, professional security is always the smartest choice.

How do I get professional monitoring?

Getting the best protection for your family is easy with an Alarm.com service provider. Smartzone home security experts who can quickly design, install and configure a complete smart security system for your home. Professional monitoring is always included.