Security and Remote Monitoring
Have you ever wished you could know what was happening at your property while you were gone, or have you ever wanted to check on your children or pets from a remote location in your house?
The Elan g! video app solution lets you manage, with easy access to video cameras in your house through a straight-forward interface. You can view thumbnails of multiple cameras and then select one to see a large display. You can pan and tilt the camera toward the desired view.
Check on your kids in the back yard or in the playroom while working at your desk to see that everyone is OK.
Connect to your home while traveling, or connect to a vacation home to check on the weather, the grounds, or to make sure the driveway has been plowed. Or connect to enjoy watching your kids while away on business.
The Elan g! video app solution connects you with your home and your loved ones, enabling you to easily check conditions and respond if needed, or just to enjoy the view.
Check on property and loved ones with our award winning interface: View a thumbnail of each camera along with the bottom of the screen, then select the desired camera for a large view. Click the arrow buttons to move the camera, or click on the point in the image you wish centered. For cameras with audio, select the volume level.
The Elan g! Mobile Control provides a powerful and complete entertainment and home control interface to your iPhone, iPad or Android accessing your Home’s Systems locally and remotely via the Internet.
New to Home Control? Interested to see what’s possible today? Download the Elan g! Mobile Control App now and connect to our “Live” site where you can control lighting, pan/tilt/zoom a live camera and other control systems in our demo home.
Elan g! provides sophisticated control solutions for your home theater, whole-house audio, security, climate, lighting, video cameras, irrigation, pool/spa and more. Check out how you can control your entire home from this portable and ever so icool device you depend on for phone, email, music & fun.
- iCool – easy and powerful interface to control your home control
- iSmart – Expand the use of your iPhone or iPod Touch to control your whole home
- iPowerful – Access and manage your home while away
- iCandy – Elegant and intuitive screen layout
Home Automation, Inc.’s (HAI) Award Winning Omni Pro II, Omni IIe, & Omni LT. No other Security System can compare. HAI has a full line of accessories for their Security Systems, to include Access Controls and Cameras, Touch Screens, Thermostats, Remote Access products, as well as a new Media Server.
Link Your House uses only the best products to complement our HAI line of security systems – PetSmart motion detectors, flush mount glass breaks, and smoke detectors on each floor. All the security products we use are UL listed.
We have access to many security products, and unfortunately we cannot list them all, so if there is a product that you are interested in please let our Security Consultant know and we will do our best to assist.
Security monitoring through Blue Ridge Monitoring is also available for only $17/month with no contracts. Blue Ridge offers 24/7, UL-Listed monitoring to select dealers. Link Your House is proud to have been a Blue Ridge customer for over 6 years, and counting.
Your security system is a long-term investment and shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many factors that go into choosing the right security system for your home. What is right for your neighbor down the street may not be right for you. Everyone has different needs and you should look for a company that could best fulfill those needs.
Price is a concern to most people, and you should shop around to make sure you are getting the best product and service for your money. However, there are many instances in which cheaper is not better. Lots of companies will install a system for “no money down”. You know there has to be a catch somewhere or the company simply could not stay in business. Usually, this is a lower-quality, very basic system and the company makes its profit by requiring long-term monitoring contracts at higher monthly rates (typically $30 or more a month). Any equipment above the basic package will cost extra (sometimes, a lot extra). Also, many times, the equipment is leased to you, so you own nothing. In addition, sales and installation people often lack adequate training and certification to make the right recommendations to properly secure your home. Security sales and installation is not a 2-hour class that anyone can take. It takes years of experience, training and certification to properly design and install a security system to protect you and your family. There are many factors that make for good value. Make sure you are aware of them all.
HAI’s Snap-Link can also provide remote system monitoring and control. Snap-Link comes on an USB keychain that plugs into any computer and directly communicates through the secure Ethernet port on a HAI home control system. It gives you the ability to check and adjust lights, security, temperatures, webcams, and more. It is very secure and easy to use, with no installation or on site computer required. Moreover, there are no monthly fees associated with this software.
As mentioned above, HAI’s Omni systems can also interface with other devices, such as lighting and thermostats. Watch the video below to learn more about HAI’s OmniStat thermostats and how they can help save you money on your heating and cooling bills. Also note that OmniStats can be used independently of HAI security systems, and even come in a wireless version (using Z-Wave technology) so they can be retrofitted into homes where it’s simply not possible to run wires.
Link Your House’s Security Consultants are able to listen to your needs and concerns, and make recommendations based on them. Someone who has received extensive training on different products and their capabilities can give you valuable assistance. Properly trained Security Consultants will walk through your home or business with you, discuss your individual needs and concerns, and help plan the best system for you. CCTV may best serve your business, or Card Access, while your home may be best served by less perimeter protection, but more interior protection. You may have a need for remote panic devices. Be honest about your needs and work with your Consultant to design the right system from the start.
Designing a Surveillance System using CCTV for your home or office
There are 4 primary reasons to own video surveillance:
1. To help IDENTIFY possible intruders, unauthorized people, or delivery persons.
2. To help PREVENT accidents or criminal acts.
3. To help PROTECT people and property.
4. To help OBSERVE day-to-day events.
When deciding on what type of CCTV system one must consider the following:
Is the surveillance indoor, outdoors, or both? Is it a hallway or parking lot? Are you protecting something of value, the perimeter or entry/exit of a building? Count the number of camera locations and always make note of the distance from the subject area to the camera lens. Make special note to determine light levels in best and worst case scenarios. This is important information to know before making an investment in a CCTV system.
One must consider a viewing device such as Black & White or Color Monitor, a Television, Laptop or PC. This is often dependant on the common area where the homeowner or business owner would primarily be viewing the CCTV System.
Images can be captured using a professional DVR (Digital Video Recorder) type system that is stand-alone and can be accessed both locally and remotely via the local network or internet. Many DVR systems will support as few as 4 cameras and as many as 16. Most DVR systems will record a minimum of 24 hours of 60 IPS (Images Per Second) on a 160GB Hard Drive. There are options for up to 500GB drives that will give you a total of 85 hours at 60 IPS.
Another option is a fully digital system with network cameras and a PC that will record all video at set intervals or when motion is detected. This way is the best for ease of mind and the convenience to view your cameras on any TV in the house (with optional adapter) and record to one location. You also will have the ability to pan, tilt and in some cases zoom in on an area that needs to be closely watched. With the network cameras, you also have the option for preset positions to allow you to move your cameras from one active area to another with the press of one button. You can also access all of your cameras remotely from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. Link Your House focuses on providing end-to-end solutions to our customers.