Snap One provides peace of mind to security-conscious homeowner

Jennings AV had finished pre-wiring a luxury 550 sq m residence for smart home technology and installed a raft of technology including 12 surveillance cameras when the homeowner indicated parts of the security system were difficult to use.

Although the cameras were high quality, the owner just found them somewhat challenging to interact with. Barry Jennings, Jennings AV owner, said: “He found it difficult to access specific parts of the camera footage to check on things while traveling or to see who had pulled into the driveway, for example.”

Jennings AV choose to use Snap One’s newest launch the Luma x20. With features like artificial intelligence to discern between vehicles and humans, enhanced detection, notifications and more options to view live and recorded footage, including automatic video streaming to the home’s Control4 touch panels and Luma View mobile app. So just as the smart-home project was coming to a close, Jennings AV did a complete redo of the surveillance system.

The proper cabling was already in place and a host of other smart systems had been installed and programmed, so swapping the original cameras for the x20 models, adding three more cameras, and integrating them with the home’s Control4 automation system was simple. Further streamlining the process is the Luma x20’s integration with Snap One’s remote monitoring platform, OvrC.

The Luma x20 cameras push instant notifications to his mobile device with options to view images live or as individual snapshots. Portions of the video where motion was detected are tagged, so the owner can find and review the most important parts of the footage rather than scrolling endlessly through recorded video. The owner can view thumbnails or live video from a single camera, a group of cameras or all 15 Jennings AV-created custom buttons on the Luma View mobile app to streamline the process. 

Within just a few days, the owner had a surveillance system he felt comfortable using, provided the level of protection he expected, and operated with other smart systems in the house.  

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