Don told us about how the alarm systems he sells can coordinate with other home automation systems. When you are not home you can lock and unlock doors, adjust thermostat settings, turn off the alarm, monitor who comes in and goes out and at what time of day or night.
Examples would be letting service workers in without having to give alarm code. Setting A/C or heat to start on the way back from vacation. Setting a different code for teenagers to disarm system so that when someone uses that code to sneak in (or out) in the middle of the night you get a message. All this can be done with an smartphone app.
Older, hard wired systems can be replaced with this newer technology. Give Don a call for a quote.