If you’re researching a home security system, you’ve probably realized you have dozens of choices. When it comes to comparing Apple and Protect American, it’s helpful to explore what the Apple Home Kit Security System will integrate.
The Apple HomeKit Security System
HomeKit is the Apple software that allows Apple customers to use their iOS devices (iPhones, tablets, etc) to interact with, control, and monitor smart-home appliances. Imagine being able to change your thermostat and warm up your house before you even get home! Or being able to watch your kids get home from school via the video streaming on your app! The Apple HomeKit fuses safety and luxury and convenience all in one.
In a word, Apple HomeKit allows users to take advantage of all of the perks of home automation.
The Apple HomeKit provides you the flexibility of ordering everything you want (or need) straight from the website and right into your digital shopping cart. You can have your equipment delivered to your home, or you can pick up your gear at a local Apple store.
Learning What Equipment is Available
Products in the Apple HomeKit product lines are not all Apple brand. Despite not all being one brand, the pieces do integrate nicely. Apple has selected a wide range of products that sync up nicely together. Popular pieces of equipment include:
- Logitech Smart Button Kit
- Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat
- Yale Assure Lock SL with iM1
- Fibaro Flood Sensor
- Philips Hue White Starter Kit A 19 E 26
- August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
- iHome Smart Plug
- Eve Door and Window Wireless Sensor
This list of products is certainly well-rounded and high-quality. Home automation is, after all, the technology of the future now. That being said, there is more to be desired – such as professional monitoring. For instance, many individuals use the sensors to make sure everything is closed. It helps answer that age-old questions, “Did I shut my bedroom window this morning? It looks like it’s going to rain!” Then, you pull out the app, check the sensors, and feel relieved when you see that your bedroom windows are indeed shut.
While the Eve door and window sensors can tell you iPhone and tablet that your window is open, it won’t do you much good if a thief opens your window when you’re not home. Without professional monitoring attached to those window sensors, you won’t really be able to thwart a burglary. With professional monitoring (like that of Protect America), you and the authorities will be alerted right away. That means, no delay in getting the help you need!
Benefits of Choosing Protect America over Apple Home Kit
While Apple Home Kit has a great selection of home automation, it lacks the security that professional security company can offer. Professional monitoring isn’t the only perk of choosing Protect America. Other benefits include:
- Low monthly costs starting at $19.99 per month
- Locked-in prices: what other security company can promise you that?
- No hidden fees – ever! That includes no installation fees.
- No lengthy installation services. You’ll be installed and good-to-go in about one hour.
- Nine-time Consumers Digest Best Buy winner.
- Up to $1400 in free equipment: What’s not to love about that?
- Customizable home automation and security systems
Protect American gives you the range of equipment of Apple HomeKit but with the safety and security of a 5x redundant 24/7 monitoring.
The Next Step
Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Protect America. We’ll get you on your way with the equipment that is right for you.