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Luxury Smart Alarms Give You Total Control Over Your Home

Date: 7 September 2023
Gone are the days when you had to remember pin codes and sequences - now your home alarm system can be controlled at the press of a button!
Smart Home Alarms are controlled via a mobile app so you can keep a watchful eye on your home and family while you're at work, on holiday or at the supermarket.

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How Smart Home Alarms work

Smart Alarms have the same components as a traditional wired burglar alarm, such as:
  1. control panel
  2. keypad
  3. PIR (motion) sensors
  4. door contacts
  5. external bellbox

However, they connect to a secure cloud server. This allows you to control and monitor your system via your mobile phone, tablet or PC - from anywhere in the world.

If you're wondering how 'secure' this mysterious cloud server is, you'll be pleased to know it's managed by the alarm manufacturer - and Blake's only supply intruder alarms from the best manufacturers around, like Texecom, who use the latest, most reliable software.

If the alarm is triggered, it sends a message to the secure cloud, which is then 'forwarded' to your mobile phone in seconds. Meaning you don't have to rely on a good Samaritan to call the Police after hearing your home alarm - many people assume it's a false activation and keep on walking...

If you have a monitored alarm that qualifies for Police response, the alarm receiving centre (ARC) can determine the situation for you. Otherwise, you can contact the Police yourself after receiving the mobile notification.

That's only one of the useful features of your Smart Alarm app! Let's explore some more...

Complete control via your Smart Alarm mobile app

All you need is a secure Wi-Fi or mobile data connection and you can do all of the following with the tap of a button:

  • Partially set your alarm at night time - safeguard the downstairs while your family are free to roam upstairs

  • Set the alarm for the entire home at any time, from any place

  • Unset the alarm moments before entering your home - saving the rush to key in your code

  • Adjust alarm settings to suit your needs

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A new level of control from the palm of your hand..!

4 simple settings make the little things in your day-to-day life easier, so you can stop worrying and focus on the stuff that matters...

  • Unset the alarm to let the cleaner or dog walker in, then safeguard your home again seconds after they have left

  • On the train to work and realise that you forgot to set the alarm this morning? Don't panic - activate your Smart Home Alarm in seconds while you're on the go

  • Enter your home after a long day at work without the hassle of pin codes - especially handy when your hands are full

  • Set your home alarm at night from the comfort of your bed

  • Receive notifications to your mobile phone in real time
Smart home apps give you complete control and peace of mind from the palm of your hand.

Integrating other security equipment

It's possible to connect your home IP cameras with your Smart Alarm app, too!
Log in and view live HD footage of your home from anywhere with a secure internet connection.

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Did you receive a mobile notification that your home alarm has been triggered?
Switch to CCTV view to ascertain what caused the alert in real-time.
Check on your babysitter, elderly relatives or pets with the press of a button from anywhere in the world.

What happens if the mains fail or I lose internet connection?

All is not lost! Your home will still be safeguarded.

In the event of a power cut or router failure, your Smart Alarm will continue to function normally on back-up batteries. However, without an internet connection, you cannot remotely control your alarm or IP cameras from your mobile app.

Once your internet or mains power is back up and running, the secure cloud and mobile app will continue to work normally.

Peace of mind in the palm of your hand

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It takes a burglar 8 minutes to break into your home, ransack it and leave with your belongings.
That 8 minutes could be while you're walking the dog or grabbing a pint of milk from the corner shop.
Smart Alarms keep home security hassle to a minimum - so there's no excuse to leave your home and family vulnerable to a break in.

How do I get a Smart Home Alarm?

A Smart Alarm is a complex piece of equipment. To ensure your home is safeguarded properly and your alarm won't fail when you need it most, it should only be installed by a competent, accredited security installer - like Blake's.

Blake's offer free home security surveys. One of our friendly engineers can check your home and design a system that meets your family's needs and budget! We'll also help you to set up your Smart Alarm app!

Click the green button below to get more details or to book your free home survey. It's time to get smart!

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