At Home Living: Home security, automation systems offer peace of mind

Forgot to lock a door before going on vacation? No need to call the neighbors: there’s an app for that.

In just a few years, home security systems have gone from complicated keypads that might lock the doors to comprehensive systems that monitor all types of functions.

A number of local and national companies in the Topeka area offer home security services, equipment and smartphone apps.

As Kansas Audio Video’s Aaron Koker notes, it’s not just about home security anymore but home automation.

“The sky’s the limit as to what can be monitored,” Koker said. “It’s more than just a burglar system.”

Koker says you can put sensors on the liquor cabinet to see if the teenagers are sneaking the scotch. According to Koker, almost any door can be monitored.

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