Why security sensors are such an important? Smart Home, or intelligent building automation network, gives users the ability to adjust home functions to their needs. Since communication between devices can take place with little human intervention (e.g. programming OneTouch scenarios), controlling them is becoming more and more convenient and useful. The development of civilization is so fast that it is difficult to predict what advanced systems will accompany us in the future. However, we know that the comfort of living, ecology and economical use of energy are not the end of the subject. Smart Home, thanks to modern security sensors, also protects the house from unwanted events.
The text answers the questions:
- Why Smart Home is more than a convenience.
- How SALUS Smart Home system increases your safety.
- What SALUS Controls security sensors will warn you about Smart home, smart protection.
Although controlling home functions with buttons, smartphones, computers, or voice messages helps to live more easily and pleasantly, people are not always concerned only with convenience. The use of building automation on a daily basis is wider than that. Smart technologies alert you to emergencies and make life easier for the elderly, disabled (and their caregivers).
Entering the Smart Home sector also SALUS Controls brand took care of this aspect. Although the main idea of the company is focused on intelligent heating control, a big advantage of SALUS Smart Home system is taking care of users' safety.
By installing security sensors of the smart series you gain the opportunity, for example, to go to work or shopping and leave the person you care for at home. OneTouch scenarios are helpful here. If someone at home feels unwell and presses the alarm button, you will receive an automatic SMS message with a predetermined content and you will come to help in time. The idea is brilliant. And really effective.
Breakdowns and emergencies - what will security sensors protect you from?
It is worth knowing that - in addition to improving daily activities, optimizing expenses, entertainment - smart solutions are a great protection against unpleasant random events. Of course no technology can protect a person against all threats, but in many situations it is worth to rely on it. Remember that monitoring will not solve every problem. This is where security sensors come in handy.
What home security elements are worth paying attention to? On signaling:
Fire signaling is not just local smoke detection and activating an alarm siren. In SALUS Smart Home system the detection of smoke is automatically followed by sending a warning to the user (SMS, e-mail). Similarly, in the case of detecting water (due to flooding the bathroom, kitchen, aquarium failure) or opening the door or window. What's more, if we create such a OneTouch rule, the system will not only send a notification about flooding, but - using SPE600 plug or SR600 relay - will close the water supply, inhibiting the formation of further damage.
So if you're away and something alarming happens at home, you'll get a message and a margin of time to react. Even if you monitor your property, cameras will not always capture what is recorded by sensors dedicated to failure detection. The operation of some devices - such as a refrigerator or a washing machine - should be monitored directly. And if after leaving home you are not sure if you closed the window? You can check it remotely using the SALUS Smart Home application (opening sensor). You can also receive a notification when an unauthorized person is in your garage (motion sensor).
Another useful security feature of the SALUS Smart Home system is the simulation of occupants' presence. Thanks to intelligent lighting and blinds, empty interiors "pretend" that the inhabitants are home. Why? By giving the impression of activity of household members, the system will deceive a potential thief and protect the house from burglary. How? By creating and activating a simulation schedule, the lights in the rooms will be switched on at predetermined times and then - e.g. after several minutes - switched off. Similarly, roller blinds will close at sunset and open in the morning.
Which security sensors will improve the functioning of your home?
What do you need to program the above scenarios to strengthen the security of your home? First of all, the pillars of the SALUS Smart Home system, namely the UGE600 internet gateway and the mobile app. In addition:
- Button - OneTouch rule activator (SB600, CSB600)
- Sensors: smoke detector (SD600), water leak sensor (WLS600), window/door sensor (OS600/SW600), motion sensor (MS600)
- Smart Plugs (SPE600)
- Smart Relay (SR600)
- Roller shutter controller (RS600)
We will take a closer look at selected devices.
Wireless buttons SB600, CSB600: wireless event activators. They activate one (CSB600) or two (SB600) events (e.g. switching off lights, heating). CSB000 (panic button - model with cover) can function as an alarm button by sending pre-set notification.
Smoke detector SD600: the device detects the presence of smoke. It can be used independently - without Internet gateway UGE600 and mobile app - however, only as a part of SALUS Smart Home system it has a function of emergency notification.
Water leak sensor WLS600: waterproof flood sensor that detects water on the surface below it or on the contacts of wires connected to it. Thanks to the cooperation of devices in the SALUS Smart Home system, it is possible to close the valve when a leak is detected and send the user a free notification of failure.
OS600/SW600 window/door sensors: wireless device working in cooperation with the Smart Home app. Allows you to enter in the schedule to turn off heating in the room for the time of ventilation / opening the window or door. As part of the system also allows you to receive notifications of the open/close event (windows, doors etc.).
MS600 motion sensor: in collaboration with the intelligent plug (SPE600) or relay (SR600) sensor allows you to turn on or off the lighting as a result of motion detection.
Smart Plug SPE600: smart plug (extension socket) with overload protection. It allows you to control the devices plugged into it. What else it can do? Indicates the history of energy consumption (application), increases the range of ZigBee network and works with Amazon ALEXA (voice control).
SR600 (Smart Relay): intelligent relay for voltaged (e.g. boilers, pumps, lighting) and volt-free devices (e.g. control panels, gate controllers, opening sensors), designed to work in a switch box, wall socket or wherever there is a need to control a receiver (maximum load power - 16A). Smart Relay increases the range of the ZigBee network. It can be paired directly with a thermostat - as the only component of a smart system, as others work via OneTouch. It shuts off/releases the power supply - just like a Smart Plug.
Security with SALUS Smart Home - remember:
How does the SALUS Smart Home system affect the safety of your home and household?
- Sends a message if you feel unwell (a good duo with the emergency button)
- Warns of fire (smoke detector)
- Warns of flooding (flood sensor) and shuts off water flow valve (SR600 or SPE600)
- Informs about opening windows/doors (opening sensors) and turns off heating in a ventilated room (temperature thermostat)