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    Posted February 5, 2014 by
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    Smart Home Technology Available in Greensboro NC Area


    Smart home technology available in Greensboro NC areas; AlarmAlert makes home automation easy.


    AlarmAlert can make Greensboro homes ready for smart-home technology to automate & secure homes via mobile devices.


    AlarmAlert announced an expansion of its home automation service to communities in Guilford and Forsyth Counties, this makes the smart home security technology available in all the Triad.


    AlarmAlert's system uses a broadband connection and touch-screen pad to give homeowners control, from virtually anywhere in the world, to turn lights on and off, adjust temperatures or security settings, and keep a watchful eye on the front porch or garage door.
    The Controller operates through a secure wireless network in homes connected to high-speed Internet service. The home automation features such as live cameras, thermostat controls, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, motion sensors and security alerts are customized to each home and can be controlled with smartphones, tablets and Web browsers.


    "The always-connected home is no longer a futuristic gimmick or something out of 'The Jetsons,'" said AlarmAlert President Gary Hedrick. "What we're showing our customers today is that AlarmAlert's network brings a tremendous asset to communities and neighborhoods. Customers can flex their home security muscles to run their homes more efficiently, with new home automation technology to take care of what's most important to them."


    "And this automation is certainly not limited to country club neighborhoods. Recent improvements in smart home technology have lowered costs, making this an affordable and more mainstream service that is as valuable to a family in High Point or Thomasville as it is to homeowners in larger cities."


    Hedrick explained that AlarmAlert customers simply tap an icon on their smartphones or tablets to remotely set thermostats or turn lights on or off. Even more popular, he said, are monitoring features such as those that provide alerts every time a door is opened. "Do you wonder if your kids returned from school at 3:30 pm? Your control pad can keep a log of every time a door is opened, and a camera can be used to deliver real-time images to let you see who has come in or out."
    "Our goal is to build safer, smarter homes, one house at a time, and give our customers a best-in-class experience that is simple and easy to use".
    The service requires Internet service and is available at price levels starting from $34.99 per month. Security features connect to UL-certified emergency response centers where licensed professionals monitor and respond to alarms 24 hours a day.
    Be smart - be safe.

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