Remote Access & Home Automation 101

Remote Access & Home Automation 101

Long gone are the days where an innovative home security system was something as simple as a bell that rang when a wire was tripped. Things have come a LONG way since then. Now, most industry leading home security systems are made up of a number of different components and technologies, 2 of the most innovative among them being remote access and home automation.

If you are new to the world of home security systems or just looking for a little refresher, keep reading for a little thing we like to call “Remote Access & Home Automation 101”.

What is remote access?

Remote access is the ability to manage your security system using an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. This technology allows you to:

  • Remotely arm or disarm the burglar alarm
  • Control the locks
  • Monitor live feed from your cameras
  • Get instant notifications of activity that needs immediate attention

One of the primary benefits of remote access technology is that it’s an easy way to make your home a little safer and give you peace of mind that your home and the people in it are safe. Being able to check the status of your alarm system remotely can provide you with confirmation that you remembered to arm the system before leaving for the day. And with remote access to live feed from your video cameras, you don’t have to worry if the kids got home from school ok or if your new pet is behaving, you can look for yourself and see.

What is home automation?

Home automation (AKA smart home technology) describes homes in which peripheral devices like: lights, appliances, electrical outlets, thermostats and video doorbells – are hooked up to a single network. Often times that network can be controlled from mobile device.

If you have home automation, your house could be programmed to react to time-related commands like scheduling lights, heating or air conditioning to turn on and off at specific times each day.

Home automation technology can be used to make your home more comfortable, more energy-efficient and save you money.

Remote Access & Home Automation the Supreme Way

Here at Supreme Security Systems, we use industry leading technology from manufacturers like Honeywell and DMP as a part of our remote access and home automation systems.

At the center of all of our remote access and home automation systems is SupremeConnect. SupremeConnect uses Z-Wave® technology to give you complete control of your home’s security and automation from an easy to use app that can be used on your smartphone, tablet or computer. From the app, you can access all the main functions mentioned above, like controlling and monitoring your home security system and home automation devices.


If you are in updating your home’s security, we can help assess your needs and design a customized solution for home automation, remote monitoring, and energy efficiency. Get ahead of the curve, protect your family and start saving money with home automation, contact us today!