One in a series on the best of 2017
“In addition to streaming and recording video, [the camera at the front gate] can trigger certain events to happen based on its identification of an incoming vehicle’s license plate or visitor’s face.
For example, if a person walks up to the gate and the cameras recognize them, it will trigger the gate to unlatch and swing open — ditto for any license plate that it knows. The setup is completely hands-free for the owners; they needn’t even touch a button to command the gate open. The combination of the super-smart surveillance camera and Elan home control system does all the work.
Hands-free unlocking extends to the electronic locks on the home’s exterior doors. Your Tech of Naples configured the smartphones of the homeowners and other designated individuals with geofencing technology. When these smartphones get within a mile of the residence the system announces by name, “So and so is approaching Xcalacoco.” Once they have pulled into the driveway, the Elan system simultaneously opens the motorized gate, disengages the door locks, and announces, “Xcalacoco is opening the gate for a member of the family.”
Just a couple of the features in this Bonita Springs, Fl house profiled in Electronic House
Some of the technology in the house
- Elan automation
- Hikvision security cameras
- Powerline Control System lighting control
- Doorbird video doorbell
- Mighty Mule motorized gates
- Yamaha A/V receiver
- Definitive Technology, Proficient, Niles, Bose, Sonance, Episode speakers
- Samsung TVs
- RCD thermostats
- Honeywell security