ESA Encourages Homeowners to Stay Connected for the Holidays with SECURE+ Technology

Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides tips to stay secure with home automation

Irving, Texas (December 21, 2012) - As friends and family gather for the holidays, many Americans are traveling to spend precious time with the ones they love. During these special celebrations, it's important to keep security at the forefront - especially if being away from home is on the agenda this season.


Home automation technology can make the task of protecting an unoccupied home easy and convenient. Today's whole-home automation and security technologies integrate safety, comfort and convenience in a centrally controlled system. This includes everything from setting the alarm, turning on lights or programming the thermostat via smartphone to remotely accessing cameras to check on the home while you're away.

Consider the case of Colorado Springs resident Joe Stephens, who was able to log in to his electronic security system and check on his home even after he and his family were evacuated because of a fast-moving wildfire that eventually destroyed 346 homes.

"I could verify that my smoke detectors were reporting OK," Stephens said. "I was also alerted when power was cut off and when power was restored so there was no guesswork upon our return about freezer spoilage."

After the fire was subdued, there were reports of burglaries in evacuated homes. But Stephens' automated security system gave him peace of mind by knowing his home was secure.

"I was able to get great comfort from being able to log in to the system at my house and know for sure that everything was OK," Stephens said. "I could confirm that everything at my house was OK when others had no idea."

When considering a complex home automation system, there is no "one-size fits all" solution. However, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) - the largest association of electronic security providers - is a valuable resource.

Because security systems are at the heart of the connected home, ESA's SECURE+ integrators have proven expertise evaluating your security risks and lifestyle requirements, then designing and installing the best system for you. To find a SECURE+ integrator in your geographic area, simply log on to www.secureplusweb.org.

ABOUT ESA

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.

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