True home automation is finally within reach of the average homeowner. A combination of wireless technology coupled with the rise of smart phones and tablets have created an environment where more of today’s home systems are now at your fingertips.
An AHS interactive alarm system is just the first step. With a simple addition to your existing AHS security system, you will be able to arm and disarm your alarm remotely. You can receive alerts directly from your alarm – and not for just alarm trips. You can receive an alert when the kids get home from school, or when the house sitter has come to feed the cat. Or perhaps an alert at your business when a sensitive area is breached – even when the system is disarmed!
Expand the system a little further and you’ll be able to control your heating and air conditioning, lock/unlock doors, turn on and off lights and appliances. Wifi cameras tied to the security system can also alert you to potential intruders onto your property, or let you keep an eye on your pets.
One benefit of having these systems tied together in one app, allows for further home automation. For instance:
- Arm your system in the AWAY mode and have your thermostat automatically adjust to save energy.
- Disarm your system from the AWAY mode in the evening and have entry lights automatically turn on.
- Have a snapshot or a video clip sent to you when your alarm is tripped.
- Alarm events could turn on all lights.
A fully wired AHS camera system with NVR or DVR can record all the time, storing up to a month’s worth of video for retrieval later, if necessary. With the app, you’ll be able to access a live view of your cameras from your smartphone, tablet or Internet connected device. Home alone and hear noises in your front yard? One tap on your tablet can bring you to the live view of your house, allowing you to safely remain inside if there is danger lurking outside. Check in on your home when your are at work or vacation, for added peace of mind. Or keep an eye on your employees or your store.
The free Yamaha App available for the latest Yamaha receivers allows you to turn on your stereo equipment, crank up the volume, and stream or play your music…all from your backyard, comfy chair, or bathtub. As long as you are on your local network, you can control your music, simply, at your fingertips. The app’s intuitive design makes using your Yamaha receiver enjoyable, virtually eliminating the need for complicated remote controls. Whether you are using a streaming service (Spotify, Pandora) or playing music on your PC, you are in control.