Types of Safety and Security Home Automation
Getting Started with a Security Home Automation Project
- When you're away, sensors generally operate by detecting the opening and/or closing of a window or door, which kicks off an alert, and sensors connect with an automation platform, such as Hubitat Elevation. When you place your sensors, make sure they can’t be easily removed from outside your window and also that they register a full contact when closed so you don’t get false alerts.
- When you’re at home, you can set up a variety of alerts you will receive when a window or door is opened or closed. You may just want to get a notification – for example, you might want to know if your child has opened a door or window. Or you may want to have a full-on siren, lights flashing, and speaker warning. And you may want to set these up differently for different windows and doors. That’s the beauty of home automation: you’re not limited to an ‘all or nothing’ option – you choose what works for you, and how you want it to work.
Putting Safety Home Automation in Place
- Hot water heater breaking
- Dishwasher or washing machine hose breakage or flooding
- Flooding from rain
- In any of those scenarios, you’ll need a water sensor. The water sensors will connect to your home automation platform, such as casero products. Place the sensors in the locations that are most likely the first place water will leak if there’s a problem.
- Set up the type of alert you want to receive: a text alert is always a good one, especially if you’re not at home. You can set up additional types of alerts as well.
A Temperature Safety Home Automation Alert
- You’ll need a temperature sensor. This will connect to your home automation platform, such as laser technologies.
- Place the temperature sensor in a location that will register the correct temperature without false alarms. Ideally, someplace near the person but out of the direct sunlight of a window.
- Set an alert for a temperature that’s high, but not so high that you don’t have any time to take appropriate action if you’re not at home for this situation. You may want to consider a doctor’s advice if this is because of a health condition.
- Your alert may include not just a text message to you, but also some other forms of alert if there are others at home or other people to notify.