If you are a Gen X’er like me, you may have noticed that things are beginning to resemble the popular cartoon from our childhood, The Jetsons. The cartoon takes place in the future where controlling household devices function by mysterious buttons and voice commands. They even had a friendly robot maid to clean the house. Apart from having a robot maid, these conveniences are a reality today.
More and more products are now able to be connected to the Internet and controlled by smartphone apps and computers. They call it IoT, the Internet of things, and manufacturers are racing to develop ways to get their products connected to the Internet for this exploding consumer marketplace. Some sources estimate that there are 20 billion devices connected to the Internet currently. Home Control and Home Automation devices are at the top of the list. Video cameras, video doorbells, lights, locks, thermostats, irrigation systems, electrical outlets, Amazon Echo, and Google Home are all IoT devices that provide either security, convenience, or can help save you money.
There are some problems that everyday people do face when it comes time to buy these products. Most of them are DIY, (Do-it-yourself). DIY solutions are not hard to find, but not everyone gets excited about installing and setting up their solutions properly. Internet security is also a big concern as well as understanding the technology needed to install their system. People want the benefits of these devices, and want to have them, but they don’t want to deal with “figuring it out”. For example, when it comes to auto repairs, I have the tools needed to fix my car and I can watch YouTube videos on how to complete the repair, but I am not going to do this. First, it isn’t safe for me to fix my car, and secondly, I am not qualified to do so. Additionally, I could do the repair wrong and potentially cause more damage or worse, hurt myself, my family, or someone else in an accident. So now what?
Over the past five years, Johns Brothers Security has been undergoing a technological transformation. Our security system business that was started in 1974 has evolved into a full service DIFY, (Do-it-for-you), home and business technology and IoT company. We design and install customized solutions, monitor, warranty, and service the most sought after connected devices and systems. Our security-based solutions provide all the features and benefits of DIY solutions with the added peace of mind only found from a professional installation. Call us today and let us help you connect your home or business to the best technology has to offer.