how smart home features can help you manage your home when you’re away

on 10.15.20

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Whether you’re gone for the day, for the week, or for a longer period of time, with smart home technology from AVDG you can rest assured that your home is safe and running efficiently during your absence. AVDG designs state-of-the-art smart home systems that can be controlled from an Internet-connected device, wherever you are.
Here are just a few examples of how you can manage and keep an eye on your home while you’re away. 

see visitors at the front door

You’ll never wonder who stopped by with a video doorbell, camera system, or access-control solution that connects to your smart phone. You can set up notifications to alert you whenever someone stops by. Your doorbell or cameras can be activated by motion as well as by pressing the doorbell button. Through the doorbell’s speaker, you can speak to your visitor remotely or warn them to leave if they are unwanted. 

be alerted when something’s not right 

Get even more peace of mind with an alarm system. Not only will it notify you of intruders when motion triggers are activated, but many systems can detect other issues, including smoke, flooding, and carbon monoxide. Depending on what system you prefer, you can immediately have the emergency authorities notified, even if you’re not able to respond to the alarm yourself.

keep an eye on your home

Peek in on your property with HD, full-color camera options that work day and night. Many residents prefer cameras that are motion-activated; digital recordings can be reviewed at your convenience. You can set the cameras up outdoors and indoors and activate them from your phone when you want to use them. This can be helpful not only for spotting unwanted visitors, but also for watching pets and children with their babysitters. 

control door locks remotely

Forget the nagging feeling that you forgot to lock the back door or close the garage. With remote controlled access, you can secure any door or gate with the tap of a button. You can also open a door remotely, in case you need to let someone in.

automate your lighting

 This feature is helpful if you’re forgetful but like to be energy efficient. You can set up your lighting so that it automatically adjusts based on the time of day or by sensing motion. You can configure not only your electric lighting but also natural lighting through the adjustment of window treatments. So when you leave the house each day, your house knows when to turn everything off. And when you’re gone for an extended period, you can also adjust the lighting remotely as needed—like turning on a couple of lights at night to deter intruders.

adjust the thermostat

Just as with lighting, your home’s climate control system can be automated based on your habits. A smart thermostat learns your patterns and can automatically adjust to be most comfortable and efficient based on whether you’re at home or away. When you’re on your commute from work, you know your home will be warm when you arrive. You can also control your thermostat remotely should your plans change or if you’ll be away for an extended period.

explore more options

This is only a shortlist of capabilities. With innovative solutions from AVDG, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the benefits of smart homes. Contact us for a free consultation to explore your options.