Smart Home Technology

Our lifestyles are changing as we adapt to the latest household gadgets, with new developments bringing many benefits to our day to day lives. You may have already heard of the ‘home automation system’ - this is a combination of technologies that help control the way we manage our homes and lifestyles. For example, did you know it is now possible to control your heating, lighting and even appliances using your smartphone?

Well, security technology is adapting to this new trend. Manufacturers are now developing products that utilise internet connections and Apps to combine with other systems and devices. From smart home alarms to being able to view your CCTV cameras remotely, there are many ways security can integrate with a home automation system.

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Security is getting smarter

What is a smart home alarm system?

A smart home alarm is a home security system that can connect to a secure App on your smartphone, tablet or PC. It works very much in the same way a typical home alarm system does, but offers the additional capability of being able to self-manage your alarm on the move.


Ever been in a rush to leave home and forgotten to set you alarm? Now you can use smart home alarm monitoring to remotely control your system.

  • Set, unset or reset your alarm from your smartphone or tablet
  • Check the status of your alarm
  • Receive notifications of daily activity and in the event of an activation

You can even link CCTV cameras to your system to receive alerts and view footage at set times, such as when the children get home from school.

What do i need?

To ensure you can benefit from smart home automation, we’ve provided an overview of the typical minimum requirements:

  • Wireless router - This is needed for your system to establish a secure connection to the internet.
  • Broadband connection - Your broadband connection needs to be stable and remain on at all times to ensure this type of technology is effective. If your broadband connection is inconsistent this can impact on performance and may require updating in order for you to enjoy an uninterrupted service.
  • Compatible devices - Such as an iPhone, iPad or similar smartphone or tablet.


There are many new possibilities with home automation systems. However, it’s important to consider its use in line with your individual needs. To ensure there is no compromise when it comes to the protection our home security systems provide, Allcooper thoroughly assess the use of intelligent home systems and home automation security. If we recommend a system, we need to be confident in its stability. At all times we want to ensure everything we do to protect your home is entirely effective.

Interested in smart home security? Contact us to book a free-of-charge survey.

To discuss your home security, call 01452 372626

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