SECURITY NEWS NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2019

The Coolest Room in the Building

MIKE'S CORNER

This morning I walked into our conference room and instead of running around turning on multiple devices or fumbling through multiple apps on my phone, I simply stood beside the door and told the room to "Alexa, Wake Up The Room" and just like magic the lights turn on, the thermostat adjusts, the drapes go up, background music starts and display devices power up, leaving me time to grab a cup of coffee and check email before the meeting started.

 

I love technology and all the cool things I can do, but sometimes the multiple apps and apps can be confusing and time consuming, so when I heard we were incorporating Alexa to handle voice commands I was pretty excited to see how everything would work.

While Alexa was the voice and ears behind some of our smart devices and apps, we needed an interface to actually make the commands and devices work. That's where we searched for a flexible and intuitive interface to make everything come together.

 

We were fortunate to discover the ELAN Control System offering a single, simple interface on touchscreens, remotes and mobile devices. The possibilities are virtually endless to what devices we can control within this ecosystem.

 

Smart automation is perfect for residential or commercial applications.

 

I'd love to give you a tour of our "smart" rooms and all the amazing things these rooms can do. In the meantime, check out this demo on our YouTube channel:

​Contact me today!

Michael Elsberry

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Live Long and Flourish

WHAT'S NEW

Maybe you have a Smart Home Security System that keeps your home safe and allows you to check-in regularly throughout the day. You have cameras that alert you when the kids get home from school or if there are unexpected visitors. But what about your parents or other older loves ones? Who is looking out for them?

 

It’s a fact. People are living longer. While this is great news, it also increases issues you may not have considered. Older people want to stay in their homes and are resistant to a move to assisted living. Or maybe it’s too cost-prohibitive. But staying in their own homes comes at a cost, too.

If they fall, who will know to call an ambulance? If they accidentally start

a fire, who will call the Fire Department? If there is a break-in, who will call the police? If they don’t wake up on time or come back from a short walk, who will know?

We will work with you and your loved ones to ensure you have the services you need to keep all of your loved ones safe, whether they live in your home or not.

More Than a Panic Button

Call (503) 883-4131 or send an email to set up a time to evaluate your and your loved ones’ homes for safety assurance. We understand your needs are as unique as the loved ones you want to protect, so we’ll present all available options, including:

  • Motion sensors

  • Glass break sensors

  • Fire, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors

  • Camera and Video surveillance

  • Video Doorbell

  • Personal Wellness device with Panic Button

 

Plus, these options can be programmed to monitor particular days and times, ensuring you have peace of mind without violating the privacy of your loved ones.

Just Like Being There

Because you can’t be everywhere all the time, our security service is the next best thing, while allowing your parents, relatives or friends to maintain their independence.

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Rena Lopez

Prewiring can save you a world of hassles

MARKETPLACE

Homeowners now expect their new homes to be fully integrated with the newest technologies. Ensuring that conduit and wiring (think of it as plumbing) for data and video is in place when a home is built is by far the most effective way to plan for the future. It will always be more expensive to upgrade a structure for technology once the walls are put up.

 

What exactly should you prewire for?

 

  • Internet (Data) Prewiring will help provide a strong foundation for a WiFi connection throughout the entire home. By wiring for data, reliability and security is increased dramatically.

 

  • TV Keep your Smart TV connected to your favorite shows, movies, and other content.

  • Audio Multi-room audio allows you to enjoy music and other audio content all over the house.

  • Home Security Prewire entire security systems or, if going wireless, just the keypads.

  • Video Surveillance Prewire the entire system or go wireless and prewire the power supply.

  • Control Panel Have everything easily accessible from a structured wiring panel.

  • Home Automation From smart doorbells to a centralized lighting system, many automation features require functions that are easier to assemble during a prewiring period.

  • Preparing for the future Conduit prevents the need to tear out drywall for installing new types of cables that may be necessary for future technology.

 

Why not wireless?

Wireless works great for some applications, such as printers, but it doesn’t work very well with high-definition and ultra-high definition video and speakers. Video bandwidth is accelerating at a much faster pace than wireless capabilities.  


Prewiring takes a lot of planning and consideration during the building process. Not sure where to start? Give us a call,  we offer security systems, fire alarms, video surveillance and home automation systems that will make life safer, more functional, and more enjoyable.

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Sonja Stasi

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