What Technology Is Inside My Home Automation?

What Technology Is Inside My Home Automation?

With the myriad of “smart” home automation products coming out lately, it can be confusing to find out exactly what technology is in the home automation product you’re using and what it does. Reviewing all of P1’s home automation products in depth would take pages to write and forever to read, so I’ll give an example. Alarm.com remote access is a central component of all of our home automation products and allows you to remotely control your home security system and other smart products from wherever you are, granted you have access to a web-enabled device. Alarm.com, which is an app available for free on both Apple and Android app stores, provides any-time access to your Z-wave enabled devices, allowing you to control them from any location.

A few questions may have come up while reading that last sentence – namely, what is Z-wave, and what devices could I control remotely?

Z-wave is a technology that allows electronics to wirelessly communicate with each other. In this case, it’s allowing your phone, computer, tablet, or other web-enabled device to talk to your home automation product. Your device can instruct your home automation product to turn on, turn off, provide you with information, or perform other functions. Some of the home automation products offered by Protection 1 that contain Z-Wave technology are smart lights, thermostats, security cameras, automatic locks, and garage door alarms. These products can serve to keep your home secure and save you money on energy bills!

Hopefully you understand the inner workings of your home automation products a little better. If making your home a little more smart sounds good to you, call us at 866-552-1469!