Control

Remote Home Control


Safeguarding the Home

Although remote home monitoring using sensors was covered on the Remote Home Monitoring - Sensor page, the other useful feature is control of appliances and utilities in the home or remote home control.

If a sensor indicates a water leak, wouldn't it be useful to be able to shut off the water supply until someone could look at it? This tends to be a common problem with vacation homes where a leaky faucet or toilet could drain a rainwater collection tank or cause a well to run dry.


 

  • Panic Button

    Some houses may need a panic button to shut off utilities such as water if there is a water leak, etc.

  • Fingertip Access

    The controller is easily accessed through a phone or tablet.

  • Safeguard

    Most installed controllers are used as a safeguard. They remain off most of the time but can be triggered when needed.


Security

A common concern with remote home control is the ability of hackers to get access to the home through the internet. After all, who would want overseas hackers being able to control the lights of their home?

One solution is to disable access from the internet into the home. In other words, not allow anyone to send data into the home. Instead, the home monitoring system will periodically pull data from the cloud to determine if an action is needed. This means the security can be focused on the cloud storage area instead of in each person's home.

Common Controllers

  • Temperature
  • Natural Gas Shutoff
  • Water Shutoff

Applications

  • Turn off water if a leak is detected.
  • Adjust temperature as needed.