A few weeks back, the folks at Control4 invited me to write a guest post for their blog, on the topic of using their home automation system to enhance home security, either in and of itself or in conjunction with an integrated security system. Of course, normally that would be a rather straightforward, potentially dry topic, but included in the invite was a request to go “outside-of-the-box” and employ some “crazy (but doable) ideas and/or personal examples.”
I’m not quite sure if using a Control4 system to create a mock ED-209 Enforcement Droid was a little crazier and further outside the box than they wanted, but that’s just one of the kooky ideas that popped into my slightly off-kilter noggin.
Granted, the rest of the post isn’t quite that wacky, but all of the ideas are totally doable, whether you have a monitored security service or not — everything from using motion sensors to create a more verisimilitudinous illusion of occupancy to using the Control4 MyHome app to keep an eye on your security cameras no matter where in the world you are.
To dig a little deeper into these ideas and more, check out the post Securing Your Home (and Home Away from Home) with Control4 at the Control4 blog.