The Basics of Smart Home App Compatibility
With smart technology sweeping the market and paving the way for a constantly “wired-in” lifestyle, it seems only natural that this very technology would quickly make its way into the home market. For those interested in adopting this new technology into their daily lifestyle, there are tons of gadgets and tools available to help implement smart technology into the homes of consumers. Because smart technology has become so popular for use in your humble abode, it is now commonly referred to as Home Automation.
With that said, smart technology works off of compatible software applications. For example, if you purchase a pair of smart locks, you’ll need to download the applicable mobile app onto your cell phone, tablet, or computer to be able to utilize the smart features on your new set of door locks. This is as easy and user-intuitive as downloading the application and syncing it with your new home automation tools. From there, you can begin to utilize the full feature set of your new home-implemented smart technology.
While this sounds simple enough, there are a few areas of concern that should certainly be taken into account while transforming your home with a new set of home automation tools. Most importantly, with the endless brands and manufacturers of home automation tools currently on the market, you need to be sure that all of your devices are compatible and can be integrated into a single application that holds complete control over your entire home automation system.
Smart Home App Compatibility
Brickhouse Security currently sells home automation tools and systems that cover nearly every aspect of the home. Each of these tools can be used to manage things like lighting, home security, locks and doors, thermostats, and temperature control. Conveniently, many of these tools operate using Z-wave technology. However, for the tools that don’t, it is imperative that each user verify the compatibility with their current home automation system hub to ensure a seamless integration of their new equipment.
Brickhouse Security currently sells a large variety of MORzA products powered by Alarm.com. Each of these products is fully compatible with the Alarm.com mobile application, which can be downloaded directly onto your Amazon Echo or Google Home device. This encompasses nearly everything from smart light technology, smart locks, thermostats, etc, that can be controlled with voice-activated commands, through the Alarm.com application.
Other Devices That Are Compatible
For other MORzA powered by Alarm.com products, devices like the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV are also fully compatible with the Alarm.com application. Devices like Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV can be used to monitor security features, like HD video streams from camera systems, baby monitoring, and doorbell monitoring. Similar to a smartphone or tablet, the Apple Watch can control just about every feature of your home automation system, from locking and unlocking doors, adjusting the thermostat, and turning lighting fixtures on and off.
There truly is an endless list of possibilities when it comes to implementing a home automation system from scratch or adding new features to an existing system. As long as the tools are compatible with each other and can be supported by the same applications and devices, the transition from dull to smart will be painless, simple, and exciting.
Whether you are looking to expand your home’s capabilities, add smart home technology to your space, or fully outfit your home to create a true smart home, the BrickHouse Security experts are here to help. We invite you to contact us directly if you have questions so we can help you make the best choices for your home automation protocol.