DIY Home Security Systems Finally Catch Up
Ring Indoor Cam advances DIY security, but professional installation is more reliable, private, and cost-effective
Last month, online retail giant Amazon unveiled a slew of exciting new products. The announcement was mostly focused on the Echo, the company’s voice-controlled speaker that integrates with popular smart home systems from Control4 and Crestron. But they also released info on the Ring Indoor Cam, a new addition to the popular DIY home security system. Users can now experience the benefits of Ring inside their homes. Of course, it raises the question: is DIY security the way to go?
In this blog, we'll discuss what the Indoor Cam means for the DIY space, and how you can still achieve more reliable home safety with a professionally installed system in your Highland Park, TX home. Keep reading for more.
Amazon’s push into the home security space hasn’t slowed down since they acquired Ring in February of last year. The DIY system’s primary benefit is still the Ring Doorbell, a video and intercom-enabled device that allows you to see who’s at the front door from your smartphone. And now the Ring Indoor Cam allows users to keep an eye on things inside their homes with a compact, low-cost device that sits on a countertop or table.
But the company didn’t stop there. They also announced a new version of their outdoor Stick Up Cam and a renewed focus on privacy. The “Home Mode,” which launches in November, promises to stop recording when you’re in the room. According to Engadget: “You won't have to worry that an unscrupulous person might swipe the footage and pry into your personal life.”
All of this seems like a push in the right direction for DIY home security systems, particularly from one of the most popular retailers in the country. But the fact is, you don’t have to wait to enjoy a private, reliable, and cost-effective system. You can start building one today with more advanced features and the one-touch convenience of trusted smart home manufacturers. And you can still count on user-friendly, native integration with Amazon Alexa voice control.
Smarter Home Security
You can get more benefits and more reliable service from a professionally installed system. Alarms, video surveillance, access control, and more are at your fingertips thanks to intuitive integration with a Control4 system. You can use a single interface to control all your devices, combine functions, and ensure all your technology works together to keep you safe.
A professional installation means you’re working with a local technology advocate who knows your neighborhood and can guide you to the right devices. No system is one-size-fits-all; you want one that’s purpose-built for your property.
For instance, surveillance camera manufacturer Lilin announced their new line of Z series IP cameras at CEDIA 2019. The devices are designed for high-end residential applications and account for both aesthetics and functionality. The Z series offers cloud-based storage, HD video, energy-saving Power over Ethernet, and comes in both 2MP and 5MP varieties.
Additionally, you can keep an eye on your front door with Control4’s Intercom Anywhere. The system allows two-way AV communication with anyone at your front door or throughout your home. Communicate effortlessly via the Control4 app available for your iPhone or Android device.
And with the new OS 3 from Control4, you can keep all your frequently used controls on a customizable touch screen. Easily access your system whenever you need it.
Whether you choose a secure hardwired system or a convenient wireless one, you can benefit from the advanced features of a professional home security installation. If you’re ready to work with a Texas-based technology partner that has more than 80 years of combined experience, click here or give Crown Audio Video a call at (214) 377-9434 today!