Security Systems Today's smart security systems go far beyond simple alarms and locks. Whether you're at home or on vacation sitting on a beach, you can maintain complete control of your home's security right from your smartphone or tablet. Stream surveillance camera footage in real-time, speak with people at the door through a video intercom system and even unlock the doors while you're away to let in a repairman or babysitter. Create a "Vacation" security scene that integrates your home's motorized shades and lighting to make your home seem occupied while you're away, fooling would-be intruders. With a smart security system, you're in complete control of your home's safety. Video Doorbell A smart doorbell is an internet-connected doorbell that notifies the smartphone of the homeowner when a guest arrives at the entrance of the door. It activates when the guest presses the button of the doorbell, or when the doorbell senses a guest with its built-in motion sensors. The smart doorbell allows the homeowner to use the smartphone app to watch and talk with the guest by using the doorbell's built-in camera and microphone. Some smart doorbells also allow the user to open to door to the guest remotely using a smart lock. Digital Cameras At Total Home Technologies, we use a custom approach to provide the right security coverage for your home or business. Security cameras have a wide range of options, each with dramatically different performance. Many readily available camera systems use analog, while we have been specializing in the use of digital cameras since 2009. A digital camera system provides a higher level of safety, as it is more likely to capture a clear image of whether the object is still or in motion. We can work with you to design the proper system for your needs and budget to ensure the safety of your home or business. Networked Camera Servers Our cameras are connected to a networked server installed in your home. A private network between the cameras and the server is set up to allow the camera traffic to flow in a stable and secure video stream. We create a separate connection from your home's network to this server to allow access for you to be able to view your cameras from any computer or mobile device. The system records when motion is detected and organizes the content into thumbnails; simplifying the search for specific events.