Sensors for Home Monitoring

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Sensors for Your Home Automation System

Smart home automation can save you time and money. It can also protect your home from fire, intruders, and dangerous temperature changes. If you’re interested in setting up a smart home system, check out our special on basic home automation packages. Are you not sure what you need? Here’s a basic primer.

The Three Sensor Types Every Home Needs

Most sensors fall into one of these three categories. The right combination of sensors can help you keep tabs on your whole home.

Contact Sensors

These small sensors fit almost anywhere. They can tell you if a drawer, window, or door is open. These sensors will help you monitor cabinets where you store your valuables, shed doors, cellar windows, and more. You can get alerts from sensors in your kitchen, basement, barn, vacation home, rental property, or another family member’s home. It’s like having an extra set of eyes on all these places.

Motion Sensors

Motion sensors are the most commonly used sensors in residential and commercial settings. A good motion sensor can detect movement from 15 feet away. A motion sensor can ring the doorbell if someone approaches your door. It can alert you that someone is entering the house at night. Motion sensors let you know if kids, pets, or strangers have entered parts of the house where they’re not supposed to be. Pair them with a lighting system and an alarm for even more protection.

Temperature Sensors

As their name states, temperature sensors alert you to changes in temperature inside a room. Do you have a wine cellar or another room that needs to stay cool? A temperature sensor can tell you if it’s getting dangerously warm in there. Place a temperature sensor near your pipes to let you know if they’re about to freeze. Similarly, extremely high temperatures might be the first warning sign of a fire in your house.

Put It All Together With a Smart Home Hub

Combining your sensors with a smart home hub can turn your house into a high-tech model of automation. Using an integrated system will make everything work together as a seamless whole. With a good system, a sensor can do more than just detect that something needs attention. The sensor can actually set off a chain reaction of automatic actions that greatly increase your comfort and convenience.

For instance, a sensor might detect that you’re moving around in the morning. The sensor can trigger the lights in the kitchen to go on, a coffee pot to start brewing and the TV to turn on a news channel.

Are you raising baby animals in a barn or seedlings in a greenhouse? Your temperature sensor can tell if it’s getting too cold. It can adjust the thermostat and alert you to what’s happening.

Increase your security options with an integrated system. A motion sensor can sense an intruder in your yard. It can then trigger the floodlights, set off an alarm, and send an alert to your emergency contacts. Some motion and contact sensors also have temperature detection. These multipurpose sensors are an excellent option.

Get Smart With SESCOS

This is the perfect time to install home smart systems. SESCOS is running a special on smart home installation and setup. Get full control of your home with the ease of one-button touch from your smartphone or a smart hub. Contact SESCOS to get started today.