The latest device in home security… Mockupancy

We all look forward to holidays, but we also know that our homes are at their most vulnerable and more likely to be broken into when we are not there. Some insurance companies have even refused to pay claims stating that the owner advertised their holiday on social media, thereby letting intruders know they were away.

This is a real worry for me, as I travel often and Dr. Bae spends about two nights a week at the hospital, which leaves me feeling vulnerable. I try to go to events while he’s away or get home before it gets dark but every time I hear a noise I do get scared, even though I live in a secure complex.

Studies show that burglars are much less likely to enter homes that are occupied which is one of the greatest strengths of having a Control4 home automation system installed, as you can create fake scenes to appear that you are home, with their ‘Mockupancy’ feature. How clever is this feature! Fake it till you make it baby.
 
Mockupancy allows you to programme the interior and exterior lights throughout the house to turn on and off, just as they would if you were really home. Would-be intruders move on thinking your home is occupied and off limits. You can even alternate lights and blinds, and even televisions, in a random fashion so that your home simulates the activity of a family, providing additional security and added peace of mind.
 
Plus, with Video Monitoring, via the Control4 App, you can easily monitor the cameras inside or outside your home. Remotely view live security footage straight from your mobile device, and take command of your home, whether you are there or not.
 
From just one room to the most expansive of houses, Control4, distributed exclusively by Homemation in South Africa, has the home automation solution that will give your home the smart it deserves. Stream audio, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm your alarm, all with your voice, remote control, tablet or smartphone, from where you are in the world.
 
Control4 delivers Peace of mind, whether home or away – check in remotely, receive alerts, intelligent securityPakedge IP Cameras provide exceptional, high definition video viewable on most devicesEasily view and manage locks or grant access to the houseMockupancyArm and disarm your security system with ease
Homemation is a specialist supplier of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after AV and technology in the world. Homemation has the exclusive distribution, in Africa, of global leading brands such as Control4, Definitive Technology, Denon, Heos, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf, and Stewart Filmscreen.

Call Homemation on 011-781 8887 for your nearest stockist, or visit www.homemation.co.za or www.control4.co.za ; Facebook ; Twitter and Instagram.