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  • Writer's pictureAlicia Nisi

Control4 Smart Security Feature: Mockupancy

Smart “occupancy simulation” to make it look like you’re home while on holidays

With regional travel restrictions now lifted and the holiday season just around the corner, you and your family might have a getaway booked or are in the midst of planning one. Even if it’s just down to the beach for a few days or an interstate trip to visit loved ones, there’s no doubt that everyone’s looking forward to some much needed R&R time.

Whether you’re heading out the door for a business trip or family holiday, it’s normal to feel slightly worried about leaving the house unattended for a period of time. Without the usual activity and noise, your house and its precious belongings are left susceptible to potential intruders and mischief.

Perhaps you’ve asked a trusted neighbour or loved one who lives close by to check in from time to time, or you’ve tried using appliance timers that turn lights on and off while you’re away. However, it always seems like such a hassle and you’d much rather a smarter home security system that’s all automated for you.

Good news – with Control4’s smart security system and its “Mockupancy” feature, you can now simulate occupancy for an added level of protection and ultimate peace of mind.

How does Control4’s Mockupancy feature work?

While you’re at home, your Control4 home automation can keep track of all your lighting, blinds and entertainment usage. Tracking your day-to-day activity, from turning on the lights in the morning to playing your favourite shows after dinner, Control4 can be intelligently programmed to record and replay those behaviours whenever you set it to “Away” mode.

The ‘on and off’ replays follow randomised patterns for further unpredictability, just in case there’s someone keeping a suspicious eye on your property. By simulating occupancy while you’re out and about, it can act as a deterrent for potential burglars and observers who think you’re still at home.

As an authorised Control4 dealer, Nisi Group can custom program your setup to start recording and playback, as well as linking your security system with the Mockupancy feature. This allows your Control4 system to intuitively learn your behaviours while your security is disarmed for automatic simulation playback when it’s armed.

No need for Kevin McCallister’s Home Alone antics – with Control4 Mockupancy, you won’t even have to lift a finger!

Enjoy ultimate peace of mind with the Control4 smart security system

The Mockupancy feature is just one of Control4’s many advantages when it comes to smart security. When you invest in Control4’s smart home security, you can also:

· Enjoy full access and control of your home security via your smart device

· View all security cameras and recordings

· Receive alerts when someone enters the house without authorised access

· Be notified if the main door hasn’t been closed properly or the garage door’s left ajar

· Be alerted of unusual interior temperatures or moisture levels (e.g. water leaks)

…and so much more! Whether you’re down the street or halfway across the world, Control4 offers the freedom and flexibility to check in on your home from wherever you are. There’s no greater relief than knowing your home is safe and sound while you’re away.

Want to see the beauty of Control4 home automation in action? Be sure to book a demo and visit our Control4 certified showroom. Our friendly team are more than happy to talk you through the process of implementing a smart home system that best suits your lifestyle and personal preferences. For more information on Control4 or if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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