It seems we have entered the glory days of the smart home. With the emergence of the internet of things the connected home is now a reality for a greater percentage of homeowners than ever before. In fact, a recent study concluded that by 2023 53.9 percent of households will live in smart homes! You might be surprised at everything that can now be connected to a smart home security system. We’ve grouped the list into three different categories below.

The mainstays – The most popular devices that our clients integrate into their smart home systems are lights, locks, thermostats and video doorbells. There are many benefits of having all of these devices integrated and being able to control everything from one app. Say you have family members coming over to visit and they arrive before you get home. When they ring your video doorbell you will be able to see them, apologize to them for not being home 😊, unlock the door and disarm your security system for them right from our app. They will probably be so impressed that they won’t even be upset with you for not being there when they arrived.

Growing in popularity – We are starting to get more and more requests for integrating garage doors and cameras into our clients’ security systems, and it makes sense: an open garage door is an easy target for someone passing by and exterior cameras can detect a would-be burglar before they break-in.

You might be surprised to learn – Certain irrigation systems and your Sonos speakers can be integrated with your Protectus home security system as well. This allows you to do fun things like creating a “date night” scene that will lock your doors, dim your lights and turn on your music when you tap the associated icon in our app. Amazing, right?!

Our hardware integration partners – We partner with many of the most recognizable and trusted consumer brands on the market including Yale, Kwikset, Schlage, August, Nest, Lutron, Nortek, Honeywell, Liftmaster, MyQ, Chamberlain, Rachio, and Rain Bird.

If you have questions about the integration capabilities of your home security system or are ready to start integrating give us a call at 214.390.3049 or fill out the form below.