Happy Memorial Day

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Wishing you and your families/friends a very restful and enjoyable holiday weekend.  We pay tribute to those who have sacrificed through the years.

The LiveSmart Team

Who Needs Keys?

Ever leave the house and wonder if you remembered your keys?  Ever have to leave a key under the mat for someone?  We’ve all been there – but don’t have to be any longer.  Keyless locks are available to make this all a thing of the past. Instead, you get a lock (either the handle or the deadbolt part – shown here) with numerical keypad and keys are no longer required.  Just punch in your 4-digit code, and presto, the door unlocks.

You can set up codes for each member of the family (or business) and receive text messages or e-mails when they arrive.  You can even do temporary codes for guest workers.  Lock and unlock the door remotely from your smart app in case you need to let someone in or ensure the house is secured.  No hassle and simple.  So go ahead and pitch those keys.

Security Cameras

There is a lot of interest in security cameras and the benefits they offer.  Let’s try to unpack some things regarding wired vs. wireless:

Wired:  Wired cameras are best for outdoors and high reliability indoor applications (such as a business).  They get wired into the DVR (also called Network Video Recorder or NVR) and record the video for playback later.  They are a bit more expensive for this reason and also require running of the cables (usually Ethernet lines) from each camera to the location of the NVR.  They also allow you to view the live images in real time on your mobile device such as an Android, iPhone or iPad.

Wireless:  Wireless cameras are usually WiFi and great for simple applications around the house such as a baby’s room or garage.  They are subject to radio frequency (RF) interference just like other WiFi devices.  However, they are easy to set up and configure.  Like a full-up wired system, they also can be viewed on the mobile devices.

Within each category are a variety of specs such as HD, 4k cameras and 6TB DVRs.   The important part is to get a system that meets your needs which really depends on the application.  We can explain the trade-offs and guide you on pricing.  We also install both kinds of systems and walk you through how to use them.  Contact us at livesmarttech.com or 714-505-1008 for a free consultation.

Home Automation is Hip

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We have been telling you that home automation is all about “living smart” – which it is.  Did you know that it’s also considered “hip”.  Having a system like this puts you in charge and keeps you connected with the important things in your home or business.  You will have fun showing it off at work, with family or at parties.  “Watch what I can do…”.

Our new ‘app’ is even easier to use and more stylish.  Things are summarized at the Dashboard level with easy access to everything you need.  Change the thermostat…tap.  Lock the door…tap.  Turn on some lights…tap, tap.  See all the actions in a simple Event History screen.

You’ve been hearing about smart home stuff.  It has been the wave of the future and now it’s here.  Let us show you how you can use it.  Live simple, Live safe, Live smart.

 

 

Security Camera Systems

Security camera systems are an effective way to protect your home and family.  Video up to 4 weeks is stored on the DVR (also called a Network Video Recorder or NVR) and can easily be accessed and played back.  You can also view live streams on your mobile devices – iPads, iPhones and Androids are all supported.

A LiveSmart technician will come to your home or business and conduct a walk-through at no charge to determine just what you need.  We then give you a free estimate and schedule the installation.  Everything is explained and you will soon have the peace of mind of a robust video surveillance system.