System integration is the hottest thing in the security industry right now.
The technology is reliable
Price is come down enough to be cost effective
People want more out of their security system.
Many systems (both wired and wireless) can now be controlled by a common interface. Integration allows control to many different systems from one or more common control points such as touch screens, web browsers or smart phones.
The various systems themselves pull together to act as one.
Here are some examples of this :
Hold your card up to the card reader
Front door unlocks.
Burglar alarm disarms.)
The radio starts up throughout the house.
The lights go to the " I'M HOME " scene, dimming as previously setup.
A text message with a video clip is sent out to a parent.
Push a virtual button on a touch screen by the bed.
Lighting pathway illuminates to lead to the bathroom or kitchen.
Liquor cabinet is opened before 5pm
Dad gets a "push" message on his smart phone.
Mom gets an e-mail
...even if the alarm in not armed.
Kid comes home from school.
Mom gets a phone message with an attached video clip.
Workman needs access to your house while you are away.
You pull out your smart phone, and unlock the deadbolt for him.
...and remotely disarm the alarm system.
When he leaves, you can remotely check if he closed & relocked the door.
...or you can relock it and re-arm the alarm, all remotely.
These ACTION / RESPONSE scenarios are only the tip of the iceberg. Almost any sequence can be set up to meet your needs or ideas. How can the concept of "system integration" help you? Dream away.
Example of a touch screen that can control many types of systems. Click on the links for more info.
This is an example of a touch screen showing the burglar alarm control screen.