Have a Splendid Summer with ConnectSense

By Nathan Rockershousen, Technical Writer

ConnectSense products can be a great way to help make summer more relaxing and stress-free. Utilizing the ConnectSense sensors and Smart Outlet will make summer much more enjoyable. Here are a couple of practical summer applications for our ConnectSense products:

The Smart Outlet can be a great tool to enjoy summer. Start the day right by waking up to a fresh cup of coffee and toast that can be set to be made automatically in the morning. If an individual wants to have a summer party they can go out and buy supplies and use the Smart Outlet to trigger a crock pot, making sure that food is at the right temperature when they need it.

It is important to be prepared for the extreme summer weather. The Wireless Temperature Sensor can help monitor a home if pets are left behind during a family day trip to make sure any animals are not exposed to dangerous heat. Summer homes can be monitored so that there will be no unexpected issues when arriving after a long trip. The Water Sensor can be very helpful for monitoring basements for flooding after strong summer thunderstorms. Growing plants around the house can be a challenging task. Using the Light Sensor will allow for the light to be monitored in areas where plants are growing in order to help manage light exposure.

Crime rates typically increase in the summer, making the Wireless Motion Sensor a perfect fit. It helps monitor homes while the user is away on vacation or at the beach so that no crimes occur. The Wireless Security System can help monitor homes and cottages for criminal activity as well. This sensor can monitor doors, windows, and garage doors to make sure that nothing is stolen from home. The Smart Alarm Siren & Strobe can be used to notify anyone in a home of a break-in as well as deter anyone attempting to break into a home. This device can be used in combination with any other ConnectSense sensors in order to alert people of situations developing before they become a problem.

There are various uses for ConnectSense products to make summer much more convenient for everyone. Being able to control and monitor a home reduces gives users the freedom to enjoy the warm weather without having to worry about issues in their environments.

One Simple Way To Keep Your Home Safe This Summer

Good weather is on the rise and so is crime. We often get accustomed to the feelings of safety and privacy in our home. We head to work with the confidence our home and possessions are safely locked away. This is until we experience a breach in our privacy and it is already too late. It gives you a relentless sense of uncertainty and vulnerability. Earlier this spring I experienced just that.

It was a normal Tuesday morning. I woke up, got ready for work, fed and said goodbye to my puppy and kitten, locked the door and parted ways with my partner for work. Little did I know, my animals were going to witness an attempted burglary. When I got home the dog was hysterical and the door knob was crushed from someone attempting a forced entry with some kind of a wrench. We felt violated and were uneasy the next few days. Finally, we decided something needed to be done to ensure the safety of our home and pets.

When you see burglars on TV or in the movies they are always lurking in the shadows and breaking into houses in the middle of the night. In reality 65% to 75% of household robberies occur during the day when you’re at work or out and about. There was something we needed to do to be able to monitor our home while at work without having to pay an arm and a leg in monthly fees for home security. That is when we turned to the Internet of Things and installed Connect Sense security sensors and an IP camera.

With the Connect Sense security sensor we are able to set a rule to notify us via text message and email if our front door is breached during work hours. If this occurs we can pull up our camera feed and start recording while we get on the phone with the police. The notifications are convenient because we do not have to constantly check in, but we still get the peace of mind and confidence that everything is okay at home. I wish we would have installed this system earlier but we, like many others, waited until an incident had already occurred. I feel much safer knowing that I am now prepared for any potential security issues in the future.

Connect Sense Security Sensor

Connect Sense Security Sensor