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

 

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.

 

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Comfort, Security and Convenience – How Smart Home Technology Is Transforming The Way We Live

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Ireland has long sought to catch up with technologies widely available in the land across the ocean. Like American Football and Diners, Smart Home Security and Automation has spread its influence to Europe. With Ireland quickly following in the footsteps of our US counterparts.

The US market for Smart Home is growing at such an incredible rate that it is predicted to be worth €73 million by 2021. More than 80% of American home buyers have expressed an interest in the technology. So, it’s no wonder Ireland has picked up on the trend!  

By implementing Smart Home Security and Automation, houses are transformed into more than just living spaces. They become a place of ease, comfort and convenience. Our products work as part of an Ecosystem allowing for integration of all aspects of the Smart Home. Everything is controlled from the one dashboard making our system even smarter.

We offer solutions for all needs, including Smart Home Security, Video Monitoring, Home Automation, Heating Controls and Wellness.

 

Smarter Home Security

For the first time, the heart of the home is placed in the control of the homeowner. Home Security Systems give homeowners valued insight into what is happening in their home at all times. The technology provides a source of incredible real time knowledge so homeowners feel assured that their home is safe and secure.

Users are sent instant alerts and email the moment any unusual activity is recognised in the home for ultimate peace of mind.

 

Video Monitoring

HD cameras let you live view what is happening inside and around your home straight to your phone. Some of our cameras, including the popular Video Doorbell, come with an intercom feature so you can chat to visitors, family and even pets (if that’s your thing), while you’re away from home.

But security isn’t the only feature of the smart home. We provide add-ons to our package to give users an all-round smart home automation experience. With simple to use technology, homes become a space for sustainable and convenient living.

 

Heating Controls

Wintery spells can have us craving a perfectly brewed cup of tea while sitting on the sofa in the coziest of temperatures. Now you can relax by not moving a muscle to change the thermostat. A push of a few buttons on the app swiftly adjusts the temperatures in your home, leaving you to rest in absolute comfort.

Even on the long, warm days of the summer our thermostat can recognise when a window or door is left open and turns itself down saving you money on your bills.

 

Home Automation

Lights can be switched on or off and slightly dimmed with control and ease to create a luxurious atmosphere thanks to Home Automation. You also add on colour changing LED light bulbs, which use less energy than regular bulbs, to easily alter the mood. 

Want not waste not with energy as management tools are available on your phone. The app lets you monitor the energy usage in your home so you understand what appliances may be draining on your electricity. You can also compare your usage over time.

Never fear flooding again. Smart Leakage Sensors pick up on the presence of water where it shouldn’t be. With an extendable cable to access hard to reach areas, you’ll be notified of any leaks or flooding with the sound of an alarm. Leakage Sensors can also help you to reduce your home insurance premium.

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Wellness

Wellness is the perfect solution helping aging loved ones to live more independently by providing a 24/7 safety net. By monitoring the daily habits of your loved one, our system learns routine and alerts listed contacts if anything appears to be out of the ordinary.

 

You truly are King or Queen of your castle when you are in control of your home so why not try Smart Home Security and Automation? To learn more about what we have to offer call us on 0818 222926 or check out our website for more information.

Protect Your Home Like Never Before With Video Analytics

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Smart Home Security is already proved an essential when giving your home the best protection. With instant alerts, remote arming features and professional monitoring, Smartzone customers are getting the best experience and value for money with their home alarm system… not to mention we are cheaper than most of our competitors.

And while Smart Home Security is taking all the complication out of protecting your house, we have introduced a way to maintain the simplicity of our system yet make it even more intelligent.

How? By introducing Video Analytics to the Irish market. Video Analytics create an even safer environment in your home – meaning you truly get the best protection with our security system.

The intelligent feature makes it easier to understand what is happening in your home, providing an extra layer of security.

 

What is Video Analytics?

Video Analytics is a recently introduced feature on the Alarm.com app. The optional feature integrates with your HD Video Monitoring system to give more intelligent alerts and insights. Using Artificial Intelligence, the analytics tool quickly learns occurrences in your home. By doing so it begins to understand the difference between unusual and everyday, routine activity.

So, if you leave for work everyday at 7:30am and return at 6pm, it recognises this as something that is normal and happens regularly. This way if someone is detected around the house at 2:30pm, the feature instantly knows that this is unusual activity and that the homeowner should be notified.

The nifty tool also categorises your video alerts, by using real-time insight, to give you greater control and value for your video monitoring package.

What exactly can  it do?

Camera used to serve a fairly standard function – video monitoring your home and saving to a harddrive for you to check out later. Smart Home technology transformed this by giving homeowners the option to save video footage to cloud storage so they can access only the most important video clips. The alert system meant that uses got instant notifications if anything out of the ordinary occurred.

Video Analytics has revolutionized how video monitoring works. The feature is so advanced that it can recognise if movement outside is the result of a person, animal or vehicle. Regular visitors, such as the postman, deliverymen (for those online shopping addicts), or neighbours, will be ignored so you’re not bogged down with any unnecessary alerts. These distinctions are made in real time before alerting you, or not, all according the preferences you set on the app.

We can now offer the function of creating zones and virtual, multi directional ‘tripwires’ around your home, so you are alerted the moment anyone or anything enters or crosses these sections.

 

With Video Analytics you know when  

 

Pets break the rules: Want to know if it really is your neighbours dog who has been sniffing around your garden when you’re away? Or do you have a sneaking suspicion that your pet has been sleeping on your bed while your at work? You will now get notifications which detect the movements of animals inside and outside your home, depending on where your cameras are placed.

Visitors linger: Be in the know when an unknown visitor is caught lingering around your home, but not when the postman delivers your mail.  

Vehicles stop: Get alerts when cars or vans pull up outside your home, but not every time a vehicle drives past.

You can add video analytics to your video monitoring system for just an additional €5 per month – not bad for that extra layer of protection. If you’re interested in activating video analytics contact Smartzone on 0818 222926. For more information about Smartzone and the services we provide visit our website at www.smartzone.ie.

Video Analytics Give Businesses Superior Security

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Smartzone, Ireland’s leading Smart Home and Business Automation company, have introduced Video Analytics to the Irish market, through their provider Alarm.com.

The newly deployed artificial intelligence (AI) architecture and video analytics service monitors video streams in real-time and alerts property owners about important events, while ignoring routine movement.

The new service is available now for residential and business subscribers through the Alarm.com app. The app integrates all the features of the smart home or business into a centralised dashboard to ease of use and greater control.

The Smartzone provided video analytics engine is optimized to address a wide variety of smart security applications with cost-effective video cameras on the edge.

Smartzone’s video analytics engine provides an intelligent new layer of security and awareness for home and business owners. Object classification and object tracking technology can distinguish between people, vehicles and animals, determine an object’s direction of movement, and measure the duration of activity.

Smartzone’s customers can selectively control and manage notifications and assign virtual zones and multi-directional “tripwires” so they can monitor their properties for highly specific activity.

  • Vehicles coming and going: Know when a vehicle stops outside your home during the daytime, or if a vehicle leaves unexpectedly overnight.
  • Lingering visitors: Get a video alert if someone lingers by your front door, but not when the post is delivered.
  • Automated deterrence: Set your lights and other home automation scenes to turn on when a person enters your premises, but not when an animal enters.
  • Vendor validation: Business managers can confirm that a delivery truck pulled into the loading dock, but won’t be notified each time a customer exits the building.

Video analytics is the latest in a line of proactive, intelligent safeguards that differentiate Smartzone’s smart home security solutions. Crash and Smash protection can deliver an alarm signal even when the panel is disabled. Unexpected Activity Alerts notify families or business managers about unusual events indicating potential safety or security issues, while Geo-Services triggers location-based reminders that make it easy to keep homes and businesses secure.

Customers interested in activating video analytics should can contact Smartzone on 0818222926. Visit www.smartzone.ie for more information.