Relax. Smart Home Control Makes Emergencies Easier, Too
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With the holidays right around the corner, you can expect a lot more people coming in and out of your Midlothian, TX property.
That means you have to prepare for any and all emergencies that might occur. The bad news is, it will take a little pre-planning. The good news is, smart home control simplifies the process.
With just a few swipes on your control pad, prepare for one of the most common emergencies: fire.
Want to know how smart technology helps you and your family stay safe? Just keep reading.
Alarms and Detectors
It should come as no surprise that your fire alarms and smoke detectors are among the most useful tools in escaping in case of a fire. They’re your early warning system.
In fact, your alarms and detectors don’t even have to be “smart” to ultimately be useful. However, if you upgrade your system with smart technology, they can do a lot more with greater ease and efficiency.
When the smoke detector senses a fire nearby, the alarm will sound, just like in any other system. Additionally, you’ll receive a push notification on your smartphone or tablet letting you know what’s going on, even if you’re miles away. Simultaneously, it will notify your remote monitoring service, who will send out the fire department. And lastly, it will engage your home’s integrate technology to spring into action and help you and your family escape safely.
Here are some of the ways your system works with other technology to ensure the easiest escape routes:
Fires cause a lot of smoke, so it’s important to maintain clear paths. One way to do that is through lighting control.
In an emergency situation, the lights can activate to illuminate the clearest and easiest paths to the exits. You won’t need to try and squint against the smoke or guess where to go in a panic. Your system makes it easy to find the quickest route to safety.
If you’ve secured your property with integrated smart locks, you won’t need to fumble with your keys to unlock either internal or external doors.
Once the smart alarm sounds, your system will automatically disengage any locks. That means all doors are open and easier to escape through. If there are items in your home office that you need to save before you leave, you can easily get in and out.
When smoke fills the room, it can be hard to see, breathe, and stay calm. Your HVAC system can help you do all those things.
If your smoke or carbon detectors sense something harmful in the air, they can instantly tell the HVAC system to begin flushing the room as the alarm sounds. That way, you can get to safety with less risk of smoke or carbon inhalation.
What else can your smart home system do? Plenty! To find out more, why not chat with a live representative?
Just click the button at the bottom of the screen for a free, easy, and fast consultation on how smart home control can transform every aspect of your lifestyle.