Smart Home Security by LUXAVO & CONTROL4: Smart Locks, Mockupancy, Cameras, and much more...

Updated: Sep 26, 2018

As the autumn evenings begin to draw in, the children return to school and we bid farewell to that beautiful summer of 2018, which we will all remember so fondly for many years to come.

Autumn has just arrived - that time of year when we review and plan

This is the time when we plan for the winter ahead. Getting the children organised with their extracurricular activities, whether it be swim lessons, music or sports. Signing up to a part-time course or for new season of yoga lessons, we are all busy planning and doing. But as the evenings darken earlier we may also want to consider at this point in the year important things like - How safe is your home? The crime statistics show that more break-ins occur in the winter evenings than at any other time of the year.

So how can a LUXAVO and Control4 Smart Home System benefit you during the winter months?

A smart home means more than just convenience—it means safety, as well. Secure your loved ones and your home by monitoring and controlling security cameras, locks, alarm systems from your mobile devices.

LUXAVO and Control4 coordinates the technology in your house into complete, brilliant experiences—interactions that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy. With one touch, dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on cameras or see who’s ringing the doorbell all from wherever you are. You could even have your home simulate occupancy to deter mischief and crime while you're out or away.



Have you ever used those appliance timers to turn lights on and off while you’re gone? They’re not the easiest to set up, and their predictability (and limited functions) might fool Laurel and Hardy, but not many other intruders. Enter Control4’s Mockupancy feature.

Mockupancy is a type of “occupancy simulation.” Control4 can keep track of all lighting, blinds, and video entertainment while you’re at home. When you leave the house and put Control4 in “Away” mode, Control4 will replay those behaviours throughout your automated system (using slightly randomised times). To an outside observer, it will look just like you’re home, watching your favourite TV shows and turning lights on and off at the expected times.

LUXAVO can set up custom programming or keypad buttons to start recording and playback. LUXAVO can also link your security system with Mockupancy so that the system continually learns while security is disarmed and automatically plays back the simulation while security is armed. If using keypad buttons, the button LED colours are automatically set red for recording, green for playback, and blue for idle.


Your home is your most important investment and you want your property and your family to be safe and secure. IP cameras have become the foundational device for security in todays connected home allowing you to monitor your home at any time. And visible security cameras around your home are a great deterrent against mischief and crime. Pakedge IP Cameras include the features that you need for today’s homes. They deliver exceptional, high-definition (2MP/1080p/30fps) video viewable at home or anywhere in the world. High-output, 30-meter IR LEDs and intelligent image signal processing deliver superior low-light images without motion blur, allowing for great visibility at night. The IP66-rated housing ensures reliable, long-term operation when mounted outdoors.


Whatever security system your home uses, Control4 gives you an easy-to-use interface for arming, disarming, and controlling it. You can send a panic alert, view the history of all logged security events, and even directly control security sensors.

The "Arm/Disarm" button starts out green when disarmed, and with a simple press, changes to red. You are then given a countdown to exit the building before the alarm system is armed. Upon re-entry, a delay timer begins counting down. Select the red "Press to DISARM" button in the middle of the screen, enter your security PIN, and the system is deactivated. It's also easy to send a fire, police or panic alert from your touch screen, even while the security system is disarmed.


It's great to be able to see the state of your security system as a whole, but what about keeping an eye on individual security zones? You can do that, too! Easily view the status of each security zone in your house, and if a device is controllable by the Control4 system (such as a front gate), you can control it from the same screen. Your LUXAVO Control4 system records each security event, including alarms, sensor detections, and arming and disarmings.


Control4 Smart Lock System

With Control4 smart locks, you can lock and unlock any connected door, as well as keep track of who accesses the locks, and when, with personalised codes that you can set and control. You can even schedule specific access times and temporary codes to visitors, remotely lock and unlock doors from any web-enabled device, or program all doors to lock at once when you put the rest of the house to sleep.

It’s a smarter living experience that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. With LUXAVO and Control4 your smart home can be changed into an intelligent home. A home is an extension of those who live in it. We eat, sleep, laugh and love, all within those walls. At LUXAVO our mission is to help create a home environment that is not just static but changes to suit your needs and aspirations. It is a home like no other.

For more information contact the LUXAVO team today.

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