Home Security = Home Automation These days, installing a security system is actually a little more then just "installing a security system". In addition to protecting your family, your alarm panel can be used to keep in touch with your home while you are away from it. Home automation is the wave of the future with consumers checking their cell phones more then 150 times a day. You can remotely view cameras that are installed in or around your home, you change control your thermostat, you can turn lights on or off, and you can open and close locks all from your smart phone or computer.If you have ever heard someone talking about home automation, chances are they mentioned the word “Z-Wave.” We don’t know what it is about techy words like “Z-Wave” that scares most of us away, but there’s no need to fear! Here’s the short version of what Z-Wave is:Z-Wave is wireless communication method designed for home automation, specifically to remotely control applications. The technology uses a low-power RF radio that is embedded into home electronics devices and systems, such as lighting, residential access control, entertainment systems and household appliances.And that’s it! See, nothing to be scared of. We use Z-Wave technology in our lighting modules, appliance modules, and doors, to give you remote access and control. Z-wave makes it possible for you to control these devices from your smart phone or web-enabled device from anywhere in the world.If you are interested in a free estimate to see what Home security/Home automation can do for you please call my office, ASAP Security 702-870-8880.