Planning a home renovation project? There’s a new tool that can make the difference between frustration and smooth-sailing success.
It helps you project-manage, protect your home, and solve tricky scheduling and security challenges—all from your phone.
It’s called smart home security—powered by Catawba Security & Alarm.com—and it comes with an array of features that simplify renovation projects big and small. It’s also a valuable home upgrade in its own right, giving you state-of-the-art protection with smart home automation that’ll enhance your original project.
1: Smart locks take care of access for contractors
Even if you’re a handy DIYer, most renovation projects require professional help, which means contractors who’ll need access to your home. Do you plan to be onsite every day to let them in, or will you risk the spare key approach?
Alarm.com gives you a better solution: smartphone-controlled door locks. Need to be at the office early? No problem: have your contractor press your doorbell camera when they arrive, verify them via video feed, and tap once to let them in.
If a contractor needs repeat access, give them an Alarm.com user code. This four-digit code will unlock the door within a specific timeframe and can be deleted (or auto-expired) when the job is done.
2: Alerts and video keep you in the know
Did your electricians show up late when you weren’t there? Did they really stay for three hours? With Alarm.com’s activity alerts, you’ll know.
You can stay in the know with user code-triggered smartphone alerts, including “late arrival” and “no-show”. If you need to verify contractors’ hours on longer projects, you’ll find a complete activity history in your web dashboard.
Want a real-time progress update but don’t have time for a call? Alarm.com’s indoor and outdoor security camera options offer live video feeds, visual alerts, and two-way voice communication, making it easy to see what’s going on and communicate essential information.
Don’t have internet in your property yet? Our cellular-connected Image Sensor has you covered.
3: One-touch security protects your property instantly
A renovation increases the security risk at your home. Thieves target unattended sites for tools and materials. A dishonest contractor could leave a window open for a return visit after hours.
Alarm.com is up to the challenge. Proactive, tamper-resistant and professionally monitored for emergencies, a smart home security system stays on guard around the clock and can quickly alert you to an open window or unexpected activity. It can even hit the lights if a video camera detects a person outside after dark.
While tough on intruders, Alarm.com makes security easy for you, with no “doorway dashes” required when arming or disarming. A single Scene command on your smartphone is all it takes to lock up and turn on the alarm when the day’s work is done.
4: Bonus: It’s an instant upgrade for your whole home
Smart home security isn’t just for renovations: it’s also a true home upgrade with long-lasting benefits and serious homebuyer or renter appeal.
If you’ve been considering a smart home makeover but weren’t sure where to start, Alarm.com is for you. We can quickly add smart lights, ENERGY STAR®-certified thermostats, locks and more to your security system, giving you a fully-automated smart home controlled by a single app.
It’s the easiest way to enjoy better security and safety, energy savings, and convenient home automation with no hi-tech work on your part required.
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