Securing your home with home automation

Home Automation - Security Vesternet

Home security and alarm systems have been available for a long time. However, standard solutions usually focus on a simple alarm system that sounds an alarm when a motion detector or other sensor is triggered. Unfortunately these alarms are mostly ignored unless it really annoys your neighbours!

An alternative is to have the alarm system monitored by a company who then respond to any alarm by visiting the house and alerting you. This is a good, but very expensive solution, costing at least £250/€320 per year!

Using Home Automation for Security

Using wireless home automation allows you to secure your home and family as well as getting the benefits of a modern smart home. All of this can be installed at a very affordable price with negligible running costs.


The main area is obviously security, but not just burglary - it will also cover things like smoke and fire detection. If the system detects any issues it can raise he alarm, sound sirens and send text or email alerts so that everything is covered.


As part of the home automation system, the security aspects also work together with other parts of your home. If the sensors detect a break-in they can alert you, if they detect smoke, they can also open windows and turn lights on to help people get safely out of the building. The sensors used for security aren't limited to just that aspect, they can also be used all the time for motion activated lighting control and other aspects of smart home living.


As with other aspects of home automation, the system gives you the peace of mind that your home is secure, as well as providing a more comfortable and intuitive living space for you and your family.

Intelligent Security - choosing the right system

Adding wireless home automation technology has real benefits and instantly adds security to your home. We offer a wide variety of systems to fit all types of requirements and budgets.

Security Systems

We have a wide choice of products from stand-alone dedicated systems to those that can be fully integrated within a home automation system. Take a look at our Complete Security Range.

Choosing a Smart Smoke Alarm

This guide shows how to select smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms and helps understand the legal requirements for newly built or existing properties.

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Updated: 05/07/2017