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How to Customize Your Smart Home Package

Home Security Tips Security Systems Smart Homes May 18, 2021 5:34:07 PM General Security 9 min read

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As smart technologies have gained popularity in the last few years, homeowners have utilized these to protect their homes and properties, as well as control and monitor in-home activities when they can’t be there. With accompanying mobile apps facilitating just about anything through any smartphone or tablet, such tech can make your life safer, easier, and more convenient. 

While each homeowner differs in lifestyles and needs, it’s best to work with a security provider specializing in customized, build-your-own smart home packages and solutions. These personalized, budget-friendly options ensure safety and security for you and your family.

General Security is currently offering a special promotion on customized smart home packages, with no money down.

Below we’ll outline the features and benefits of smart technologies, specific in-home scenarios, and suggested accompanying devices. 


Features & Benefits

The convenience of remotely monitoring and managing your home’s safety and security is the overarching benefit of adding smart technologies. Imagine remotely checking in on your children, elderly loved ones, and pets when you can’t be there, or easily adjusting your home’s utilities, while also receiving alerts of possible danger.

Learn more about just a few smart technologies professionally installed by General Security:

Security Cameras & Video Analytics

When used in tandem with indoor, outdoor or doorbell cameras, motion detection and video analytics can monitor suspicious activity around your property. This technology provides critical surveillance, and comes equipped with extended battery life and storage. Whether you’re home or away, you’ll receive a notification alerting of motion.

With the upcoming summer months, and more homeowners having backyard barbecues, pool parties, and other small in-home gatherings, consider strategically placed outdoor cameras. Smart technology enables you to remotely view all activities from any mobile device, whether you’re in the kitchen fixing a meal, or away.

Advanced video analytics and smart home automation provide an additional security layer to complement motion detection. Smart enough to differentiate between movement by animals, humans or vehicles, this decreases the likelihood of false alarms. Video analytics also facilitates pre-programmed tripwires and activity zones through real-time alert triggers, such as activating indoor/outdoor lights, or playing music.

Energy Management

While security is just one of many smart components, you can also adjust your home’s cooling and heating in tandem with outdoor weather conditions, pre-program smart outlets to shut off electronic devices, and set up outdoor watering schedules for your lawn and garden. Just as you pull into the driveway, you can activate a smart scene, whereby your front-porch lights turn on, the garage door opens, music begins blaring, and your front door unlocks. 


Fire Protection & Life Safety 

As the use of gas grills, fire pits and outdoor kitchens increases in the warmer months, smart stove and grill guards boast real-time monitoring and automatic shutoff to prevent possible fires, gas leaks, and propane loss. 

It's recommended to add smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with real-time smart alerts for the quickest responses to impending danger.

In-Home Smart Scenarios

Rather than locking in a cookie-cutter package where you won’t receive the technologies you require or use, General Security is offering customers customized packages, with no money down.

Note the following five possible scenarios with compatible smart technology recommendations: 

While each homeowner differs in lifestyles and needs, it’s best to work with a security provider specializing in customized, build-your-own smart home packages and solutions.



You want basic protection for your home and property.

If you’ve been shopping for security cameras to safeguard your home and property, General Security can ensure coverage for specified monitoring. Whether you live alone in a one-bedroom apartment and want added peace of mind, or reside with your family in a larger space with high activity levels, adding indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras can ease these concerns. 

Security cameras with smart connectivity let you check on your property, whether you’re home or away. This also includes monitoring front door and front-porch deliveries through outdoor and doorbell cameras, and two-way audio and video communication.

All Alarm.com-branded cameras offered through General Security include front-porch identification, intelligent lighting integration, and nighttime detection.

Suggested Devices & Technologies

  • Indoor, Outdoor & Doorbell Cameras
  • Remote Viewing & Monitoring
  • Motion Detection
  • Video Analytics



You want to check on and monitor elderly loved ones when you can’t be there.

Are you constantly worried about the safety and security of your elderly loved ones—especially when you can't be there? Consider Wellness and Wellcam to put your mind at ease while still enabling your older family members to maintain a real sense of independent living.

Wellcam provides easy two-way audio and video communication between you and your loved one, while Wellness packages help monitor the following items for added protection: 

  • Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits
  • Medication Adherence
  • Sleep Patterns/Sleeplessness
  • Getting Up/Wandering Off the Property
  • Too Many/Not Enough Bathroom Trips
  • Nighttime Slips & Falls

Available at no money down with low monthly fees, you can also save a considerable amount of money with Wellcam and Wellness as compared with senior living facility and care costs. 

All Wellness packages are also compatible with Qolsys Personal Emergency Response wristbands for additional monitoring and fall detection alerts, even if the panic button is out of reach.

Suggested Devices & Technologies 

  • Wellcam
  • Wellness Packages
  • Contact Sensors
  • Fire & Life Safety Devices
  • Indoor, Outdoor & Doorbell Cameras



You live alone and travel frequently, but still want to manage your home’s security and utilities.

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions begin to ease and consumers no longer are in stay-at-home mode, both business and personal travel are set to resume. For an extra set of eyes and ears when you can’t be there, consider adding remote smart technologies you can control from anywhere in the world.

You’ll be able to rest easily if you forgot to shut off a light, lock a door, or turn your heat down. Security cameras and alarm systems with smart controls, such as remote viewing and video surveillance provide added peace of mind to deter intruders and other unsuspecting guests. 

Adding 24/7 Central Station Monitoring is another protection layer to immediately alert and dispatch your local authorities and first responders. Acting as your home’s secret guardian, this can be the difference between additional property damage you might not have been able to deter in an unoccupied home.

Suggested Devices & Technologies 

  • Temperature Sensors
  • Flood Sensors
  • Smart Thermostats
  • Security Cameras & Alarm Panels
  • Contact & Glass Break Sensors
  • Smart Locks
  • Smart Outlets & Bulbs
  • Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors
  • Central Station Monitoring

The convenience of remotely monitoring and managing your home’s safety and security is the overarching benefit of adding smart technologies.



Your property is in a flood zone, and you want to minimize potential damages.

Adding flood protection is something to consider if you live in a danger zone, or want to be extra cautious regarding moisture and water damage. Flood sensors effectively monitor water, moisture, and temperature. When added via smart technology, temperature sensors provide real-time alerts to sudden and extreme fluctuations indicating potential flooding from weather or other conditions. 

This is also important for homeowners with secondary or seasonal homes who might not be onsite to manage and monitor water levels. 

Suggested Devices & Technologies 

  • Temperature Sensors
  • Flood Sensors
  • Smart Thermostats



You have an active household and want real-time security and safety monitoring.

Even if you’re home on a consistent basis, the day-to-day management of a busy household still requires monitoring for the safety of your children, pets, and other loved ones. Many of today’s households require parents or caregivers to balance remote learning and a full-time job, meal preparation, monitoring front-porch deliveries and visitors, and overall home safety. This is even more imperative as the warmer months arrive, with additional backyard activities and children on summer break.

It's recommended to add smart security cameras in and around your property to manage all of these functions, while still providing peace of mind. Additional components could include smart door locks to deter break-ins and lost or stolen keys. Consider smart thermostats, outlets and LED bulbs for managing energy, and added convenience and savings.

Suggested Devices & Technologies 

  • Smart Thermostats
  • Security Cameras & Alarm Panels
  • Contact Sensors
  • Smart Locks
  • Smart Outlets & Bulbs
  • Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors
  • Central Station Monitoring

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Options

If you choose to DIY your smart technology solution, General Security offers customizable packages built on the following features*:

  • Easy Set Up & Installation
  • Add as Many (or as Little) Technologies at a Time
  • Easily Integrate Additional Products at a Later Date
  • Professional Support Available for DIY Customers Located Within Our Designated U.S. East Coast Service Areas


Designing Your Smart Technology Package

It’s best to work with a versatile and reputable provider, such as General Security. We can help with customized smart technology packages, solutions, and professional installations to protect your home and loved ones.


*No money down offer is not applicable.


General Security provides homeowners with reliable, effective smart security systems to safeguard loved ones and property. Request a free, contactless quote from us today.