Can I fit an alarm to an existing home?
Yes depending on the home determines whether the system will be hardwired, wireless or a combination of both.
Do I need an Alarm?
Today Alarm systems are no longer considered a luxury item but more a necessity. Insurance companies today may require that you have a system and a reduction in premium is often included. Remember you do not want to wait for an incident to occur first. They are a great deterrent.
Do I need a consultant to come to my home or should I get a price over the telephone?
Because every home is different and peoples requirements vary. It is very important to tailor make the system to suit your needs and the best way to do that is with an on site no obligation inspection.
How much does an Alarm cost?
Depending on the requirement it can vary from $800.00.
Are Technicians Qualified?
Yes and not only that but technicians must also be licenced to both install and consult. Always feel ok about asking to see the licence. It’s there for your protection and heavy fines are imposed for those who work in security without one.
What is a monitored Alarm?
There are 2 types of monitoring:
1: Back to Base Monitoring: Should a monitored alarm be activated, a signal will be sent to a security monitoring centre where staff, will action it in accordance with your predetermined response plan. If required, a mobile patrol security officer will attend an alarm activation. Also includes Duress and Emergency notification.
2: Back to Mobile Phone: Should the Alarm be activated the system will either send a SMS report or a tone to a mobile phone alerting you of the activation. There are disadvantages to this option over the Back to Base.
Why should I have an Intercom?
There are several reasons as to the benefits of an Intercom.
Firstly: and the most obvious is it is an elegant addition to your home that will allow visitors to let you know they are at the door or gate.
Secondly: you are able to now see who is at the door if it’s a video intercom, speak to them and even open the door or gate remotely.
Thirdly: it adds to your security. No member of the family is required to go to the door to see who is there. This can be done at the monitor.
Digital Home Automation
What is Digital Home Automation?
A convenient solution to manage your Lighting, Air Conditioning, Heating, Security and Entertainment.
Is Smart Wiring, Home Automation?
No. Smart wiring refers to the structured cabling installed into your Home that transfers Data, Television, Audio and Security Signals. Home Automation is a programmed convenient way to control Lighting, Air Conditioning etc.. Sections of the smart wiring may be used in the Home Automation setup.
What can I Control?
Anything that can be turned on or off in your Home. For example, Digital Home Automation can manage the energy used in your home by monitoring the temperature, humidity and light for example and control the Air Conditioning, Heating and Curtains to minimise the use of energy to maintain a pre-determined comfort level. The lighting can be programmed to turn on and off when required, even when you are on holidays. The system can also be accessed and controlled remotely.
Can it be installed to an Existing Home?
Yes products may be installed in new construction or retrofitted into existing homes. Wireless options are available.
Is it Expensive?
The Digital Home Automation is designed specifically for your personal and family wishes. The investment required will be relative to your requirements. The initial outlay will be offset by the energy you save over the ensuing years. Studies show that dimming a light by just 10% can save 10% of electricity and double the life of the bulb. Automation systems can automatically set lights to 90%, saving you money anytime a light is turned on.
What is CCTV?
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems allow management or home owner to view and record areas of concern. This may be to deter theft, control inventory, increase productivity or perhaps see who‘s at the front drive, front door or watch the kids in the pool.
Is it only for commercial use?
Not to long ago CCTV was priced at a level that very few homes could afford. Systems were also large and not user friendly. That is not the case now. Commercial quality systems are now being installed in homes every day. Enjoying the benefits of CCTV with pricing at all time lows and equipment that is slim in design and incredibly user friendly.
Can I view my cameras off site?
All our equipment is networkable which means it can be connected to your home or office network and viewed from anywhere in the world using a smart phone or tablet.
How much recording time do I get?
There several conditions that determine this. It depends on the size of the hard drive, the amount of cameras, the settings, for example if you are recording in high resolution as opposed to standard resolution you will achieve less recording time. A system can be designed to ensure you achieve recording times from 2 weeks to 6 months.
Is it is easy to use?
Systems we choose to work with are chosen with its ease of use as a main requirement. Even for the not so techno savvy person you will find your way around these systems.
What is a Home Hub?
The Home Hub is a centrally located cabinet and is home to the devices that enable the delivery and distribution of various signals throughout your home via structured cabling.
Is future planning important when considering installing a Home Hub?
Yes, it is important that you plan which rooms you would like to access TV, video, audio, phone and the Internet as you may change the use of a room down the track. In order to access or share these signals, cables, modules and wall plate outlets for the various services need to be installed.
What does the Home Hub connect to?
You would have selected which services you would like the Hills Home Hub to connect to during the time of installation. With most selected services you simply plug-in your equipment into the correct wall plate outlet and everything should be ready for you to enjoy.
These services include:
Data (computer, internet, home network, printers etc)
TV (free-to –air, pay TV, DVD etc)
Multi-room Music Distribution
Home Theatre Connections (eg projectors)
5.1 Surround Sound Home Theatre
The Home Hub and structured cabling has been designed to allow you the flexibility to easily configure different features of your structured cabling system to suit your changing lifestyle.
Can I install a Home Hub into my existing home?
It may be installed into an existing home, however it will be more costly to install.
Ducted Vacuum System
What is a Ducted Vacuum System?
A ducted vacuum system or also known as a central vacuum system is a modern alternative to traditional, portable vacuum cleaners.
Consisting of four basic parts:
A power unit: usually installed in the garage, under the house or in a store room. The power unit also serves as the collection point for dirt and debris vacuumed in the house. These come in various size and strengths depending on the size of the home. The benefit of Vacuum Power includes improved indoor air quality ease of use, efficiency and quietness due to improved design, innovative technology and outstanding performance, make owning a system a pleasure.
PVC pipe ducting: installed inside walls and/or under floors. The PVC pipe connects the power unit to the inlet valves.
Wall/Floor Inlet valves: are strategically located throughout the home. When you vacuum your home, you attach the vacuum hose to the inlet valve in the area you wish to clean. Three inlet valves can easily cover an entire 25 square home and garage.
Vacuum hoses and attachments: The lightweight hose come in various lengths; most common usually 9 metres long and connects to an inlet valve. Various attachments for different cleaning needs, such as hard floors, carpets, draperies, car interiors, etc, attach to the hose.