4 Smart Home Notifications We Couldn’t Live Without

Text notifications can help you save time and energy, plus they’re free on all QEI Security & Technology wireless security systems, thanks to our partnership with Alarm.com.

The notifications are fully customizable and can automatically text you when a door is opened or closed, the alarm system is turned on or off and more.

If you have smart home features like programmable thermostats, lights and locks, you have even more capabilities.

These are four of our favorite ways to use security system notifications:

1. Door opened/closed.

This is the best notification ever.

Receive a notification when a door opens or closes – anytime or during a specified period.

For example, if you have young kids escaping or teenagers sneaking out – you can get a notification when the door opens.

Program your system so you receive a notification when a door has been left open for a set amount of time – no one likes air conditioning the patio!

Use this notification for fun around the holidays to know when Santa or the Tooth Fairy has arrived.

2. Garage door left open.

Everyone who has a garage door has left their home – or gone to bed – at least once and wondered if the garage door was shut. By installing a garage door controller, you can receive notifications when the garage door is left open.

For example, with geo-services, get notified if your phone leaves the home and the garage door is still open. Or get a notification if the garage door is still open at 10 p.m.

3. Your property lost power.

This notification alerts you when the system looses and regains power. Your wireless security system has a back-up battery that allows it to operate for 10-12 hours without power.

With this notification, you’ll know if the food in the freezer is still ok to eat and you can also determine if pets need to be removed from the home.

4. No show alert.

This notification alerts you if a specific user has not disarmed the system during a specified period of time.

For example, if the kids always come home from school between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., you can receive a notification if they have not disarmed the system by 4 p.m.

If the pet sitter is supposed to come between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., you will receive a notification if she doesn’t disarm the system during this time.

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