You have probably figured out that we are extremely excited about DIY home security and automation. We would not be in the business if we weren’t. Having said that, the systems and packages we sell are not 100% failsafe and foolproof. No system is. So getting the most out of your wireless home automation and security is a matter of knowing a few extra things you can do to make your home safer and more efficient.
The tips offered below have been divided into two categories: home automation and home security. Feel free to disregard one of the categories if your system does not provide both. In such a case, we would be more than happy to speak with you about adding additional devices to your Uxari system to make it as robust and beneficial as possible.
Tips for Wireless Home Automation
The home automation devices we sell are capable of learning your family’s lifestyle in order to achieve maximum efficiency. In this regard, there are two crucial things you can do to ensure your system works as well as it should. First is to take the time to get to know and understand how your software package works. This may take some time, but it is well worth the investment. Knowing how software works lets you set things up in such a way as to immediately get started on the right foot.
Our second tip is to install the accompanying smartphone apps that go with your device AND let those apps run uninterrupted for at least a few weeks. The apps are what enable our systems to learn your lifestyle preferences. For example, the GPS feature makes it possible for your smartphone and control unit to communicate throughout the day for the purposes of making sure your lights and thermostat are where you want them to be when you arrive home. After a few weeks of learning, your system should be operating at peak performance.
Tips for Wireless Home Security
The two tips offered for wireless home automation are also applicable to security. But we recommend employing some additional security tips to make your home safer. Our first tip is to be vigilant about how you and your family use social media. Unfortunately, social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular means by which burglars find their victims. They have discovered that many people are careless with social media to the point that they unwittingly broadcast the fact that they are not home.
Second, take advantage of video surveillance cameras at several key locations in your home. Video surveillance acts as an additional deterrent in that burglars never know whether they are being watched or not. Every camera you add is another deterrent to keep burglars out of your home.
Third, make the effort to maintain the exterior of your home in very good condition. Burglars operate on the premise that homeowners willing to make the effort to keep their homes in good shape are also prepared to make the effort to make them more secure. The opposite is also true. Homeowners who let their properties get run down are less likely to have adequate security measures in place.
We are proud to offer customers state-of-the-art wireless home automation and security devices along with smart software capable of learning. If you have not yet considered installing a system of your own, we invite you to do so now. Our DIY systems are affordable, easy to use, and a breeze to install. Contact us if you have any questions.