Some of the most popular home automation features available today are interconnected camera and intercom systems.

Advanced technology has improved the quality, efficiency and reliability of these systems in ways that might amaze you, if you haven’t been keeping up with recent developments.

Smart technology focuses on multi-functionality – no unitaskers in today’s advanced tech – and intercoms and cameras are no exception. Not only can you incorporate cameras and intercom functions into your smart home or home security system, but you can use these powerful devices to unlock a world of safety and convenience that you never imagined possible.

The Role of Cameras in Home Automation & Security

You may believe that cameras primarily function for home security. Although they do play a central role in home security, they also have the ability to improve many other functions of smart home systems.

Not only can you see who’s at the door but you can use your cameras to check in on your home, your kids and your pets whenever you’re away. You can check an interior video feed to see which (and how many) friends your child invited over after school.

If you’re away on a business trip and your son or daughter wants to show you their newly-completed school project, you can share their enthusiasm with the touch of a button on your electronic device.

Using Intercoms in Home Security & Automation Systems

Pairing a camera and intercom at your entry door allows you to not only see who’s at your door but you can also interact with them as well. For example, you can use your intercom system on a smartphone or tablet (from virtually anywhere in the world) to tell a delivery driver where to place a package.

You can use your intercom system to talk to family members inside the house, both while you’re at home and when you’re away. This means no more yelling for the kids to come to dinner or trying to interpret your spouse’s mumbling from another room. You can even use your system to video chat with someone inside the house or friends and family members in faraway locations.

You can set your system up to stream music through your intercom or use it to have a conversation with a family member in the back yard. If you’re in another part of the house and realize you forgot to preheat your smart range, use the voice-activated feature of your intercom to turn on the oven to your preferred temperature.

Choosing the Right Cameras & Intercom for Your Home Automation System

You have a dizzying array of options when designing a home automation and security system – so many that you’ll likely have a hard time determine which options are right for you.

When you trust a home automation expert to assist you, they can walk you through the various component and help determine which options are best for your goals, your lifestyle and your budget.

In Draper, Utah, AVI Systems designs and installs powerful – yet affordable – home automation systems using the Control 4 platform. We can provide a wealth of convenience and security features for your smart home system with cameras and intercoms, making life safer, easier and more enjoyable for you and your entire family.

If you’re in northern Utah, contact us today to learn more about how simple and cost-effective it can be to install a home automation or smart home security system.