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

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.

Smartzone Wellness Care Smart Home

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

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

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.

What Is Geo Fencing And Why Do Smartzone Customers Love It So Much?

Smartzone Geo Fencing Smart Home

 

Whether you have Heating Controls or the full Smart Home Security Starter Pack installed you already know about the wonderful and helpful features of Geo Fencing.

Geo Fencing is so easy and convenient to use, and just another reason why Irish homeowners are choosing Smartzone for their Smart Home solutions.

But what is Geo Fencing and how can it benefit you?

Geo Fencing is a feature on the app that allows you to set an invisible boundary around your home. Once you pass the boundary or enter the boundary the Smart Home Panel reacts to ensure that your home is protected and saving energy.

 

Don’t worry about forgetting

Our Smart Home Security Bundle is effective in ensuring that your home is protected while you’re away. But, it only works in your security system is armed. With Geo Fencing you can set a rule that your security system automatically arms once you leave the house – giving your home the best protection.

 

Save energy while you’re away

The best and easiest way to save energy in your smart home is by lowering the thermostat when it is not needed. But, if you’re like most of us you rush out the door in the morning to get the kids to school or make sure you don’t get caught in traffic. You can set rules so that the thermostat reduces the temperatures when you leave the boundary – saving energy and money!

 

 

Come home to comfort

There’s nothing better than stepping into a perfectly heated home, grabbing a cup of tea and relaxing on the couch when you finish your duties for the day. Geo Fencing turns the heat up when you’re on your way home. It can also turn on lights so you don’t have to fumble in the dark when stepping inside your door.

 

Put the security cameras on pause

Adding cameras to your security package makes your home even more secure then ever. However, you don’t want to receive constant alerts while you and your family walk about the house. Geo Fencing lets you pause cameras while your at home so you don’t get bogged down with alerts.

Geo Fencing can be set on the app’s dashboard. If you’re having trouble setting a boundary you can call our technical support team on 0818222926.

FAQ: I’ve got an issue with one of my products. What do I do?

We get a lot of non techy people telling us they couldn’t ever get Smart Home technology put into their house in the event that something would go wrong. “But I wouldn’t know how to fix it?!” we often hear, but no need to worry as our customer service team is here for you. 

With Smartzone it doesn’t matter if you love or loathe technology. Our team are on hand to help you through any issues you may have with a product or the app.

You can call us on 0818 222 926 between 9 – 5:30pm Monday to Friday if you are having any troubles with our system. Our team will work hard to get an engineer to your home as soon as possible.

Should you have any technical problems with the app, we can usually solve these quickly so you don’t have to worry.

With Smartzone you know you will have peace of mind knowing that our highly skilled team are always there for you.

If you would like to speak with a Customer Service representative call us on 0818 222 926 or contact us via our website and we will get back to you.

Smart CCTV For Your Home

Smart CCTV For Your Home

CCTV systems are a wonderful add on to your security package to make your home the most secure and protected it can be. 

Our security cameras automatically integrate with the app making them effective the moment they’re installed. It also means that you have full control of your entire security system all in the one place. After all, life is so much better when everything comes together.

So, what cameras do we provide and what are the benefits of each?

 

Indoor Wifi Video Camera

Smartzone Wifi camera Home Security

This camera may be small but it sure is mighty. Created for indoor use, the Wifi Video Camera gives you insight to what is happening in your home in real time. Capturing video in HD, the camera also has IR night vision and gives you power to adjust brightness, contrast and more from the app. Speak to your kids or pets with the camera using the two way audio feature.

Mini Dome

The mini dome is a discreet security camera that can be placed either indoor or outdoors. The great thing about the mini dome is that it is suitable for homes and small businesses, giving business owners greater opportunity of how best to protect their premises. The mini dome is burglar resistant and dust-tight giving it a longer lasting lifetime.

Wireless IP camera

Smartzone Wireless IP Camera

The Wireless IP camera is the perfect solution for indoor and outdoor monitoring. The IP camera is designed to record in low light conditions that remain in high definition. The powerful tool is weather resistant and dust tight meaning it will last for years. This security camera is also suitable for both home and small business use.

 

Video Doorbell

Video Doorbell Smartzone Smart Home Security

The video doorbell is by far one of our most popular products. Get real time live streams of what is happening at your front door. The intercom feature means that you can talk to guests directly. Video clips will be stored in a cloud service, which you can access at any time. The built in motion sensor alerts you when someone is around even if they don’t ring the doorbell.

 

Want to talk to a member of our sales team on adding security cameras to your Smart Home Security package simply call us on 0818 222 926 or fill out our contact form and we will call you free of charge.

Why Choosing Smart Home As A Service is the Intelligent Choice

Smartzone Security Home App

 

At Smartzone, because of the range of services we provide, we speak to a variety of people on a daily basis. Some may be looking for home security, others want energy management services and some seek solutions to help look after older ones who wish to live at home.

Initially, the monthly fee may sound daunting for many people. However, when we explain the benefits of our service it helps to put potential customers at ease. Learn why Smart Home as a Service is the best value for money when choosing to transform your home with Smart Home technology.

 

Annual check
Yes, it may be appealing to purchase that outdoor camera online from that Chinese company coz it’s a little cheaper. However, our products are supplied by a trusted American Smart Home provider, Alarm.com, meaning that they are of high quality. We also offer an annual check on all products, and if you are having any issues with products before the check we will be out to you to sort the problem as soon as we can.

 

SEAI savings
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland are always encouraging Irish Homeowners to avail of remote heating controls where possible. With our service you can save an average of €300 per year on your energy bills.

 

Lifetime warranty on products
Unlike the products you pick up from your nearest tech shop, our products come with a lifetime warranty. If any of our products are acting up we will be on call on 021 4966248 and will either fix the problem Smartzone security camera installationremotely or get an engineer out to you to fix at a time that suits you.

 

Subsidise equipment cost
We understand that for the majority of our customers it may be easier to pay a monthly fee rather than a greater upfront fee. With a lower installation fee the equipment price is subsidised each month in the monthly fee. It’s not similar to a PCP plan with a new car.

 

Cheaper than competitors
When it comes to security we are cheaper than some of our Irish competitors. We are even €10 cheaper per month than one of Ireland’s most known security companies (we won’t say who…)

 

Everything in the one place
The most convenient and attractive feature of our service is how everything is controllable under the one app. This cannot be done when buying products individually or from a host of different companies. Smartzone’s Smart Home solutions from security to heating to plugs to lights can ALL be controlled under the one app, making it one of the most convenient Smart Home companies around.

 

With Smartzone you can rest assure that you are receiving the best benefits when choosing Smart Home as a Service.

For more information on what we offer you can check our website or call our customer service team on 0818 222 926.

 

 

Smartzone’s Success At Ideal Home Show

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.