A Safer Garage Makes for a Safer Home
TAGS: Garage Security | Home Security | Las Vegas Security Company | Smart Cameras | Smart Home Security | Smart Home Technology
You might not think too much about the security of your garage. While you may not believe you have many things of value in there, they do add up. Do you lock your car in the garage? Your car itself is valuable, and you may keep other things of value in the vehicle as well. What about that fancy mountain bike for riding the Red Rock Canyons? If you start thinking about it, your garage houses many items you’d rather not live without.
Why You Need a Local Monitoring Service
TAGS: Home Security | Las Vegas Security Company | Smart Cameras | Smart Home Security | Smart Home Technology
We live in a world of many distractions. How many notifications do you get on your smartphones every day? How many emails do you get reminding you of those notifications? Sometimes we get so overloaded, we start tuning things out — but that opens the door to missing something important.
How many times have you heard a car alarm go off? About 90% of the time it is someone inadvertently locking the car in a way that sets the alarm, but there is still a way to get in the vehicle through an unlocked door, setting the alarm off. Only if that alarm goes off for a long — and annoying — period of time might you investigate what is happening. Most likely, if your house security alarm goes off for any reason, most neighbors won’t pay attention either — unless it continues for a long time. If it happened to be a burglar, they might make off with something in that timeframe.
Of course, alarm monitoring and security companies have been around for a long time. You can have your home professionally monitored by many firms. Eagle Sentry has been in the home security and alarm monitoring business for over 30 years in the Las Vegas area. One of the things we pride ourselves on is serving the local market. We are here in Las Vegas, and understand what happens here. As an integrator that also works with the latest in smart home technology, we also know how to weave security with smart technology to offer a complete security solution.
If you are looking for more than the standard security monitoring for your property, keep reading to see how we are different.
Build Smart Technology Into Your Next House
TAGS: Home Automation | Smart Home Devices | Smart Home Technology | Smart Lighting | Smart Security
It’s no secret that homebuyers are interested in smart technology. A Houzz survey in 2016 found that nearly half of renovating homeowners were interested in installing smart technology, with security and intelligent thermostats topping the list. Given the plethora of smart devices and capabilities that have been introduced since then, interest in smart technology and the options for it have only grown.
Can you build a smart home around available consumer technology? Yes, but be prepared for a learning curve and to be your own integrator and programmer. One thing you need to be aware of is ecosystems. The ever-popular Amazon Alexa is one smart technology ecosystem, Google Home is another, and Apple Homekit is a third. Some smart devices work across all three; some only work with one. Sometimes, you have to look carefully at what works within a given ecosystem, as sometimes you only get basic capability through one of them. One example of this might be the ability to turn a light on and off through voice control while not being able to change color or temperature through that voice command – you have to resort to a specific app.
Keep things basic and consumer technology could work. But if you are looking to design and build your dream smart home in Las Vegas, you might want to look beyond the consumer do-it-yourself approaches. Perhaps you don’t want restrictions on which types of bulbs you use for smart lighting, you want motorized shades that work in concert with your climate control, and you don’t want to worry about which device works with the other. If you work with a professional like Eagle Sentry, you can design the best-of-breed smart features you want in your home – at the optimal time in the construction or remodel phase.
Read on to learn more about the advantages of a professionally designed and installed smart home system.
Designers - Build These Features Into Your Projects From the Start
TAGS: Home Automation | Smart home technology | Smart Lighting | Smart Security | Whole Home Audio
As a designer, architect, or builder, you keep an eye on current trends to bring into your renovation or new construction projects. Whether it’s the large kitchen island, more seamless flow from indoor to outdoor space, or large dual showers, you know all the ways to bring fresh and modern ideas to your plans.
Smart home technology is an opportunity to differentiate your projects as well as appeal to today’s’ homeowners. In a recent survey by the popular Houzz website, 28 percent of renovating homeowners had smart home features at the top of their wish lists. Eagle Sentry has been in the home protection and automation services businesses since 1986, integrating the latest technology in lighting, security, audio-video systems and more in the finest homes in Las Vegas. We’ve seen how technology has advanced over the years, and we’re more excited than ever for the possibilities of creating unique smart home environments your clients will love.
A renovation or new-build project offers the perfect opportunity for you to include the latest smart home features that homeowners are seeking. Here are five popular ideas to consider.