Security Automation

When South Africa’s crime statistics are released each year, most citizens wonder how it will eventually affect them, if it hasn’t already. Crime is undoubtedly rampant in the country, so taking care of yourself and the ones you love is more important now than ever before.

Criminals are getting smarter. It is no longer enough to have an alarm at the front door, especially in high-risk areas. So, what is the best way to secure your home, short of a crocodile-infested moat surrounding your house? The answer is security automation.

Security automation combines the advanced technology used in a smart home with reliable safety measures to ensure that your home really does become an impenetrable fortress. At Control4, intelligent home automation is not just about dimming the lights with your smartphone, it is also about security options that are customisable to each house. Below are some of the ways in which this product can work for you.

Enable and Disable Your Alarms

When you install your Control4 app on your device of choosing – be it your phone, tablet, in-wall tablet, or even smartwatch – you will be able to arm and disarm your home’s alarms at the touch of a button. This means that if you leave for work in a rush and sit in traffic trying to remember if you activated your alarm systems, all you need to do is check the app.

Manage Your Locking Systems

Along with granting access to the house to anyone of your choosing (this comes in handy for your home employees or while you are away on holiday), you can monitor and control which entrances are locked and unlocked, at any time of day or night.

Important Alerts

Control4’s security automation is designed in such a way that it will pick up anything out of the norm, such as a sudden water leak or if you forgot to lock your front door, in which case, it will immediately notify you by sending an alert. This kind of peace of mind leaves you feeling confident that nothing can go wrong at home while you are away.

24-Hour Video Monitoring

With video cameras installed, you can now monitor the inside and outside of your home. This feature is especially helpful while far from home after receiving an alert or if you just want to check that your pets are alright. With all-day access to the live feeds of your security cameras, you can take the appropriate measures to protect yourself, should something be amiss.


Mockupancy™, or “mock occupancy”, is ideal for families who go on extended holidays. Criminals pay careful attention to homes that are left inactive and empty, as this is the opportune time to break in and steal. Mockupancy™ is a feature of Control4’s automation that allows your home to simulate its normal activities, such as switching lights on and off, opening shades, playing music, and turning the television on and off, in order to fool the outside world into thinking that someone is home.

If you would like more information on safety solutions that work, contact us today.