Home automation technology lets you control, monitor and track your home from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone, computer or tablet device. Besides providing active real-time control, the devices can also be programmed to respond to external events, without requiring your input.
For instance, controlling your lights from your smartphone is active control, while programming your lights to automatically turn on, when an intruder breaks in, is passive control.
Pretty much everything.
The easiest way to enumerate the possibilities is to just look around your home and count all the stuff that’s connected to a grid (electric or network), and pair it up with all the things that can be measured (temperature, humidity, etc.), tracked (door movements, motion, activity, etc.) or controlled (electronic devices). You add them up, and you have the answer to all the possibilities offered by Internet of Things (IoT).
No. We are smart home enablers; not device manufacturers.
We procure devices from some of the best home automation brands in the world, test them for quality, and guide you towards installing them in your home. We also provide lifetime support and professional installation on all products purchased through our store.
That’s perfectly fine.
Most of the home automation systems would still work, but the whole experience would become a bit restricted, since there’s no way to send instant notifications or control things remotely.
So, we highly recommend getting a smartphone, if you don’t have one already. There are no stringent requirements, either. Any mid-range iOS/Android phone would do.
We understand that this can be a huge concern, especially if you’re buying a security kit. And that’s the reason we endorse security kits that can trigger a local alarm, even without an active Internet connection (Zigbee/RF/Z-Wave operated).
As an add-on, we also provide an auto-failover router that automatically switches to a wireless alternative, when your primary Internet connection gets inactive.
Yes.Just like a smartphone can only be turned on instantly if it’s in the “standby mode”, you’ll need to keep all the connected devices in standby mode to operate them remotely.
If you’re concerned about how much power they will draw, don’t worry. Typically, light bulbs and smart plugs consume anywhere between ~1.7W to ~3.5W when put on standby. Doing the math, even if these devices are kept on standby 24*7, they’ll not consume more than 2 units/month (approx.₹ 0.33/day).
Yes. All products purchased come covered under standard manufacturer warranty/guarantee, which ranges from anywhere between 2-10 years.
DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder and NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. Basically they are the recording unit in a CCTV system, DVR for coax based systems and NVR for IP (network) based systems.
Most people will tell you the quality of the picture is dictated by the cameras which is true to an extent, however it doesn’t matter how good the cameras are if the recording unit is poor quality.
Arguably this is the critical component as the recorder has most of the features like remote view, motion detection, alerts etc. At OzSpy we only sell and install systems that have the latest features whilst maintaining reliability and picture quality. You should also note that a cheap DVR/NVR may not only be unreliable and poor quality recording, it may also be so complicated you will need an expert to assist in general use.
The length of archive depends on number of cameras, frames per second (FPS) and amount of available hard disk space (HDD). The other setting that can effect this is motion detection, however some DVRs will still record constantly whilst there is no motion at a reduced rate.
For a typical four camera 1080P 2MP system recording 24/7 @ 12 fps you will get approx. 1 week storage from a 1TB HDD. See frame rates below to see how to increase this.
FPS (frames per second) is pretty much how it sounds as it describes how many photos are taken per second to make the video. When you watch TV it is 25 fps however the human eye has difficulty discerning the difference between 12 and 25 and to be honest if you are recording even at six frames per second then each second you will get six photos so it really doesn’t make much difference. Not much can happen between the frames.
Remember the HDD storage time will double each time you halve the fps, for example as above the 1080P camera on a 1TB HDD will last a week @ 12fps, whereas @ 6 fps the same system will hold two weeks recording.
Yes, you can view live and recorded video from anywhere through the Internet. DVRs have a wizard that will set your system and your mobile device for remote view in a matter of minutes.
Basic DSL or cable will suffice in most cases as you can adjust the fps and resolution to ensure a smooth stream. Remember that if the DVR/NVR does not support P2P then you may need an IT specialist to set up your remote view.
Yes, if the Security DVR system comes with an audio option you can record audio. Most cameras do not come with built in audio as it effects the weather proof capabilities, so you will probably need a separate audio module which we have available on request.
Generally most small business and homes have between four and eight cameras. We recommend you invest in an eight channel recorder even if you get four cameras as most people decide later on that they need an extra camera or two. If you buy an eight channel at the start you can add extra cameras for the cost of the camera and cable only.
Basically, despite hundreds of shapes and sizes it boils down to a dome shape or a bullet shape when considering an average system.
Bullet cameras are better at handling adverse weather conditions and have more flexibility in relation to aiming them. They are however more vulnerable to tampering and theft so make sure they are high enough not to be pulled down by a rope or by hand.
Dome cameras are better at anti tampering, however they are best used under an eave (soffit) to avoid direct exposure to the elements.
As far as image quality goes there is no difference as they are just housings and have the same camera inside.
Yes, but you need a special camera called a Pan-Tilt-Zoom or PTZ camera or a motorised lens camera.
PTZ cameras can pan left and right, tilt up and down and zoom whilst motorised cameras cannot change direction but can zoom in and out which can be very handy in certain situations.
If you are using 1080P (HD) cameras or above you can also zoom in on the image after recording, however the lower the resolution the less effective this is.
Wooden gates would make the entrance look classic and give rustic look for the property, but it may need more maintenance and care than a metal gate. Remote control iron gates are more affordable and they require less maintenance than the wooden ones do.
All automated gates are operated by powerful electric motors, power is required for them to function. While the normal household power supply would suffice, the power drawing process from the mains is included in the installation. It would not cost you any extra money.
You can have any type of intercom added to the gate system such as an intercom or a CCTV camera . You will also have plenty options where you can program the gates remain open if you are expecting any delivery or postman for specific hour for better security and convenience.
Most of the professional remote control gate dealers in Kerala always install a manual override mechanism with all the gates which would not leave you locked outside or inside of your property if in case something faulty goes with the gates. Many of the gates have a system that switches to manual operation if a fault in the system is identified.
The gates can be set to manual operation, if prolonged power failures are experienced, ensuring that you never get stuck inside or outside of your property.
Depending upon the system that you have installed, the cost of maintenance may vary. In any such cases if you need to buy any replacement parts, it can cost you extra as well.
The range would be from 30 to 50 meters depending upon the type and system of gates you would choose. This ensures that you can choose to open and close the gates from anywhere from this range.
Access control systems are designed to permit the free flow of authorised movement into any site, whilst denying entry to unwanted visitors.
A function of access control systems for recording worker arrival and departure times for the purpose of payroll or other management functions.
Small, Medium and Corporate Offices widely uses access control system either card or biometric system, Hotels often use smart card door lock system, Laboratories and other facilities with areas requiring high security may also use biometric control system.
Installation will vary depending on the access available for installation of the cables to the door strike and to the reader.
A biometric reader uses an individual's physiological trait, in this instance their fingerprint, to allow them access in to and around premises. The supervisor of the access control management system will 'enroll' users by getting them to scan their fingerprint on a biometric reader and then only users who have been registered on the system can gain access. As a fingerprint is unique to an individual, this ensures that a biometric system is extremely secure.
Well known as Anti-Tailgating. A feature that will not allow any card/fob to re-enter unless it has been used to exit. To be able to use this function, readers are required for both entry and exit. It prevents someone using his card/fingerprint to enter a secure area and then exit when someone else open the door(tailgating).
With UPS - It is recommended that access control system be connected to a backup power source so it will continue to operate during power failure.
Without UPS - The system will stop working in case of power failure. All door locks will be released automatically. The system will restart automatically when the power is restored.
No, all events and data are stored in a non-volatile memory. All configured settings, transaction logs is saved in flash memory, there will be no loss of data.