The home has always been the bustling center of family life, serving as the hub for morning departures, after-school activities, and end-of-the-day relaxation. The modern home has always been a place of opposing schedules—working parents, enrolled students, stay-at-home moms and dads, elder adults, and more—and to complicate those schedules, more adults and kids than ever are working or studying from home. The constant traffic in and out of a home creates unique challenges from a security perspective. Does everyone need a unique code with which to arm and disarm the system? What happens if someone forgets to set the alarm? What if I need to check in on my kids while I’m finishing up at work? What if I want to screen who is coming to my front door?
Luckily, EPS Security’s Total Connect® platform and compatible security devices make managing your busy home a breeze. With next-level security products and a single easy-to-use application, keeping track of your kids, pets, and other family members has never been easier—and peace of mind is never out of reach.
Staying connected with Total Connect
The EPS Security smart home solution revolves around Total Connect®, a security platform developed by Resideo, a world-leader in home security solutions. Compatible security devices are networked and controlled through the Total Connect® application, giving remote control over both “typical” security features such as arming and disarming, checking the system’s status and alarm history, and even checking compatible Wi-Fi cameras. What’s more, other “smart” devices can be connected to the platform, including (but not exclusive to):
Garage door openers
Total Connect® allows users to create schedules for their connected devices for maximum convenience. For instance, your front porch lights can be set to turn on every weekday at 6pm to anticipate your arrival from work. You even schedule devices to activate/deactivate in conjunction with each other, allowing your doors to lock every time you close your garage door. With the Total Connect® app, you can know what is happening and when it’s happening, all from the palm of your hand.
Total Connect in your busy home
But how can Total Connect help manage the chaos of your busy home? For those who physically work away from home, Total Connect makes keeping an eye on your house and everything inside incredibly easy. Compatible cameras such as the Resideo WIC-2 (pictured) can be accessed from your Total Connect® app on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer, allowing you to peek in on pets or check to see if Sally left her track shoes on the kitchen table. The Resideo© Total Connect® camera suite can also utilize motion alerts, saving video clips whenever motion is detected within a certain radius—a helpful tool for those too busy to stare at their phones all day in case something happens inside their home.
Total Connect© also works beautifully in houses where kids and their parents have disparate schedules. As already mentioned, Total Connect® cameras can help make sure your kids are doing their homework and staying out of trouble while you finish up at the office. You can even check the alarm history to see when your kids arrived home and disarmed the system—and even re-arm the system for them from your phone if they’d forgotten. Additionally, teenagers with busy extracurricular schedules or part-time jobs can have the application installed on their own cell phones as a means to lock the front door, turn off the porch lights, arm the system, or close the garage door themselves.
In today’s “contactless delivery” environment, video doorbells have become enormously popular. The Skybell™ video doorbell (pictured) in particular is compatible with Total Connect® and can be managed from the same application. If you’re expecting a package but don’t want to answer the door or are physically at work elsewhere, you can receive alerts when someone presses or even passes in front of your Skybell™ doorbell. What’s more, you can actually speak over two-way audio with the delivery person to impart further instruction and, after they leave, check in on the package to make sure it remains undisturbed until you are, able to retrieve it. Installing the Total Connect® application on a tablet or phone at home can enable kids who are home alone to visually see who is at the door without needing to answer it, allowing them to screen for strangers and giving their parents a little peace of mind.
Expect more from your security system
With a life as busy as yours, you don’t have time to settle for just any home security system. You deserve a home security system engineered, installed, and maintained by professionals with decades of experiencing in securing homes like yours. You should enjoy the convenient benefits of the modern smart home solution without unnecessarily complicating your already full schedule. Your home security system should protect what matters most to you while fitting seamlessly into your unique lifestyle.
It’s for these reasons and more that Michigan homeowners have turned to EPS Security for their home security needs. For 65 years, we have been entrusted by residents ranging from Kalamazoo to Mackinac to secure their lives and property with our knowledgeable approach and customer-focused touch. With busy lives of our own, we understand how important it is to find a solution that fits your individual needs and provides around-the-clock security for you and yours. Whether you’re looking for a system for the first time or aiming to enhance your existing home security solution, look no further than EPS Security–and discover firsthand just how much a smart home security solution can help uncomplicate your life.