Planning a trip away? Whether it's only for the weekend or a month, new smart home technology will help you keep an eye on your home when you can't be there.
Best of all, you don't need an IT degree to set it up!
Activate a smart door lock
Smart doors can be easily locked and unlocked directly from your smartphone or tablet using programmed pin codes. It's also battery-powered, so you won't be locked out if the power goes out.
Motion, door and window sensors
Motion sensors watch over large areas inside your home and will notify you if there's any unusual movement. But don't worry - these sensors are pet-friendly, which means your furry friends won't accidentally set them off.
The door and window sensors monitor your home's entry points. You can use them to get SMS or email alerts if a door or window is opened when you're not around. They're also handy when you need to double-check if you locked the house properly.
Indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi HD cameras
Cameras help you keep an eye on your home, loved ones or pets, whether you are there or not. You can see who is at the door and, if you like, let them in using your smart door lock.
Make them think you're at home
While you're away, Telstra Smart Home's handy holiday mode allows you to set lights and small appliances to turn on and off.
SengLED Smart Lightbulbs allow you to control your lighting from afar, and bulbs can also be teamed up with a motion, door or window sensor to automatically turn on when someone enters a room.
Setting it up
The Telstra Smart Home Watch and Monitor starter kit includes a Smart Home Hub, an Indoor Wi-Fi HD camera with built-in motion sensor, and two door or window sensors that can be set up to send instant SMS or email alerts, record video, or take photos.
All you have to do is download the Telstra Smart Home App and follow the step-by-step instructions to sync your devices and set up automations. For more information, visit telstra.com.au/smart-home.