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Christmas Opening Times


Merry Christmas from the Chris Lewis Group

Our offices will be closed from the 24th of December during the Christmas period and we will re-open on the 2nd of January.

 

We’ll have staff in the office on Monday 24th December until 1pm, after which the office will be closed until Wednesday 2nd January. If you need emergency assistance with your smart home systems during this time and you have a current contact, our out-of-hours response team will continue to operate as normal over Christmas and the New Year. Just call 01865 782 424 and you’ll be connected to someone who can help.

Merry Christmas from the Chris Lewis Group

 

From all of us at Chris Lewis Smart Home have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!

The Control4 Intercom Anywhere and Door Station: The next level of communication and door entry connectivity


C4 Door Station and Intercom Anywhere

Combine Control4 Door Station, touch screens and HD IP cameras to stay in touch and keep your home secure

Who’s that knocking at door?

You could say that your home begins and ends at the front door –used to both welcome people in and keep the ones you love secure. That is why the Control4 Door Station combined with Intercom Anywhere has taken the doorbell to the next level. It can do what many door intercoms can do – and then a whole lot more.

C4 Intercom Anywhere and Door Station SystemSee. Speak. Control.

With the Control4 Intercom Anywhere system not only can you see who is at your door, you can then speak to them, remotely unlock your door, deactivate your alarm and perform a wide range of other home automation functions. You don’t even need to be home to do this – connect your mobile or tablet to your system with a Control4 app for iOS or Android and you could be anywhere in the world and still let the plumber in to fix your boiler, or be alerted if your teenager arrives home at 3am.

 

Making life easier

You can also personalise your Control4 Intercom Anywhere system depending on your needs. If you have a regular cleaner, babysitter or gardener, create a setting for them. As soon as you recognise their face, you can let them in and even specify the necessary access areas – for example garden only. What’s more, you can also preset lights, heating and security to each individual’s requirements. And remember that you don’t need to be at home to do this. You can still see, hear and talk to whoever is at your front door from wherever you may be in the world.

Control4 Intercom Anywhere

Keep your deliveries safe

Staying in to wait for a package to be delivered or receiving a ‘sorry we missed you’ card can be really frustrating. With Intercom Anywhere you’ll never need miss a package again. When the delivery person rings the Control4 Door Station, simply activate the “Post” program and advise them where to leave the package via the intercom or unlock a specific area of the house or garage.

Control4 Intercom anywhere brings your home closer

Not only does Control4 Intercom anywhere give you higher levels of peace of mind, flexibility and security, it also allows you to effortlessly stay connected to your family members whether you’re at home or a little further afield. Imagine, it’s dinnertime, You’ve got family members scattered around the house, in the garden or perhaps at the home gym. Intercom Anywhere can call all the Control4 connected touch screens around the house and connect instantly to devices in any room of your property.

Get better connected with Control4 Intercom Anywhere

Whether you are new to Control4 or are looking to add Intercom Anywhere or the Control4 Door Station to your existing system, get in touch.

Chris Lewis Smart Home are not only Control4 Gold Dealers, we are also Control4 ISE award winners. We specialise in bespoke installations, high-end and period properties. Our team of designers, engineers, technicians and consultants are here to create your perfect home automation system.

 Call us now on 01865 782424

 

 

 

 

Smart security and the rise of the smart alarm


smart cctv and smart alarms

Smart alarms and smart CCTV security systems:  making it easier than ever to monitor your property

Smart alarms are a new generation of intruder, motion, door contact and CCTV  that can be fully integrated with the rest of your smart home technology. This means you can keep a close eye on what is going on in your at your property – from wherever you are in the world.

These systems can be either wired or wireless, saving data on a secure cloud based server. This information can then be easily accessed via a secure app on your tablet or smart phone.

The benefits of a smart alarm:

  • Easy to monitor on an app
  • Get notified if any unusual activity occurs
  • Can be wireless or wired
  • Control your security system when you are away from home

Hikvision smart CCTV appSmart alarms and smart phone apps

One of the greatest advantages to smart CCTV and smarts alarms is the ability to control you system from your phone. If you need a cleaner, neighbour or family member needs to enter your property when you are away, you can let them in remotely without having to give them access codes. You can also check that the property has been left secure after they leave.

What’s more, you can also set up alerts to let you know if a specific room, or even a cabinet, has been opened.

And this system also works in parallel with smart CCTV. So you can be informed and instantly view the CCTV footage to check the activity, and determine the next course of action. We install some of the most innovative and well-respected security brands such as Hikvision and Texacom.

Peace of mind

Another great benefit of using an app to control your properties security comes when you are away on holiday. Being able to check that everything is secure, just by looking at your app, gives you so much peace of mind. So, if you are relaxing on the beach and suddenly fear you’ve left a window open- you can just grab your smart phone, find out and relax again.

control4-ipadTotal home integration

Chris Lewis Smart Home works closely with our sister company Chris Lewis Fire and Security. This partnership and shared knowledge base gives us the edge when it comes to smart security installations. Between us we can install the most innovative  security, fire and smart home technology and make them all fully integrated. So you can control everything – from your home cinema to your CCTV, wherever you are. Its control, all at the touch of a button.

And if you have some smart home technology already and would like to have your security integrated into your system – we can help you with that as well.

Talk to us about an integrated smart home and security systems

To find out more about smart alarms or any other smart home technology, get in touch or call us on 01865 782 424.