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Home Security 101 – Never Come Home to a Dark House!


No one likes to walk into a dark house.

With the Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system you don’t have to. Our system uses a technology called “Z-Wave” to control the lights in your home!

Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control is easily included in your Smart, Safe Home system. Think of it as a system that allows you to use a hand-held remote to control overhead lighting, outdoor lighting, lamps, thermostats, and small appliances in your home! It looks like a normal on/off switch but it has been “smartened-up”. It includes a small radio which lets it use Z-Wave technology to be controlled by your Burns & McBride Go!Control.

Z-Wave is an exciting new technology for wireless home automation. Z-Wave was designed to allow various devices in your home to talk to one another regardless of the manufacturer, and to be controlled from devices like your Burns & McBride Go!Control or your Smartphone. No wires are needed. You control indoor lighting, outdoor lighting, appliances and more with this easy-to-install and customizable system.

Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Controls—like all lighting controls—promote energy savings by fine-tuning usage. Turn on only what you need, when and where you need it, all at the touch of a button.

Z-Wave-certified products are compatible across all brands and are designed to work properly alongside most wireless home computer networks.

By the way, no matter how many lights you decide to control, there is no change in your monthly monitored fee.

We can design your new Smart, Safe Home system to turn on a light when you disarm the system.That way when you’re standing on the driveway and opening the back door, the lights are on and you are not walking into a dark house!

For more information on this exciting technology, call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmbride.com.

Product Details:The Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch enables wireless control of on/off functions of hard-wired incandescent, LED, xenon, halogen and fluorescent lighting. The on/off switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting. The contemporary switch includes a blue LED indicator light to easily locate the switch in a dark room. It features a gloss white finish that matches modern wall plates.Features:

  • Wirelessly control on/off functions of overhead lighting
  • Provides Z-Wave wireless and manual control
  • LED indicator light allows easy location of switch in dark room
  • Requires in-wall installation with hard-wired connections
  • Easily connects using existing wires
  • Capable of controlling compact fluorescent lighting

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Home Security 101 – The GO!Control Panel Makes Everything Work


Go!Control Panel

The Burns & McBride Go!Control panel offers an all-in-one security and home management solution. This is the heart of the Smart, Safe Home system.

  • Color Touch Screen Display
  • Built in Siren
  • Fully Self Contained
  • Snap-in GSM Radio Does Not Require Either a Telephone Line or a Cable Connection
  • Remotely Control Panel Settings
  • Two-way Voice Over cellular communication
  • Over-the-air Update Functionality
  • Built-in Z-Wave Home Control for Thermostats, Lights and Locks
  • Customer Messaging Capable
  • 48 Wireless Zones
  • 2 Hardwire Zones
  • Weather Information Display
  • 24-hour Backup Battery
  • 8 Usercodes
  • Quick Arm/Exit
Color touch-screen interface

Intuitive, user-friendly interface is found on the Go!Control panel, your computer (internet) and web-enabled phone – providing your customers with access when and where they need it.

GSM (cellular) radio

The most reliable communication option available in the industry.  No more concern with cut phone lines or the elimination of residential phone lines altogether.

Integrated two-way voice

Go!Control allows the central station to listen in and talk to the homeowner when a signal is received.

Built-in Z-Wave RF Protocol

You can now control lighting, HVAC, and other Z-Wave appliances in the home right from the panel, web-enabled phone, or the internet.  No need for extra hardware—it’s all contained within the Go!Control panel.  And this is just the beginning!  Numerous money- and time-saving applications are currently being developed for the Burns & Mc Bride Smart Safe Home System

The video below gives you some idea of just what this system can do

Dimensions and weight
  • Panel dimensions
  • Width: 8.5″
  • Front height: 6″
  • Back height: 5″
  • Depth: 1.25″
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs.
  • Screen dimensions
  • Width: 3.75″
  • Height: 2.25″
Specifications
  • 48 wireless zones
  • 2 hard wire zones
  • 8 wireless keys
  • 4 wireless pads
  • Built in Z-wave radio
  • Full voice response
  • Remote over-the-air downloading
  • 8 user codes
  • Chime by zone with multiple chime settings
  • Rechargeable backup battery
Electrical
  • Voltage
  • 120 VAC @ 60 Hz input
  • 14 VDC @ 1700 mA output
  • Battery
  • 2000 mA, 7.2V Ni-mh battery pack
  • Alarm sounder
  • ~85db at 10′

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Home Security 101 – Can I Control the System From the Second Floor?


TS1 Touch Screen

The Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system gets even better with

the introduction of our new touch screen remote control panel.

If you would like the convenience of a control panel located somewhere other than near the main door – say for example in a second floor bedroom or in your study, this is the device for you.

  • Arm/Disarm the system
  • Control Z-Wave devices
  • See and hear system status and chimes
  • Bright 4.3′ full color LCD touch screen
  • One-touch home and emergency navigation
  • Add up to 4 wireless touchscreens to a system
  • Same easy to use interface as the Go!Control panel
  • Add up to four TS1 Keypads per system
  • See and hear system status chimes and alert
  • Operates on 9-14VDC Power
  • Screen and buttons can be configured to darken completely and lighten back up with one touch

These can be added to your existing Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system and there is NO change in your monthly fee.

For more information on this exciting product call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride. Finally you might want to follow our blog at http://www.burnsandmcbrideblog.com. Just as Smartphones are adding applications and changing every day so to with the technology behind our Smart, Safe home system. Our blog explains some of the constantly changing things that are happening in the industry and we hope that you find it informative.

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What is the Smart, Safe Home Package?


We have smart phones and smart cars, but smart homes have seemed out of the reach of the average person. But now new technology coupled with our 62 years of experience in home services has brought affordable, home management to the public.

Burns & McBride is pleased to introduce the most technologically advanced security and yet affordable home automation solution available today.

Taking advantage of the experience we’ve gained in home comfort since 1949, our Smart, Safe Home System protects your family from life safety emergencies such as fire or burglary, controls your heating and cooling system to help to reduce your energy bills with “Smart” thermostats and lets you manage your home remotely. Our state-of-the-art system offers you the versatility and peace of mind you need to secure your home and protect your budget with the touch of a button – even from your mobile phone.

Simply More than Security

As a Burns & McBride home security customer you’ll enjoy all of these valuable benefits:

  • Simple, affordable technology saves money on your energy bills and provides 24/7 security monitoring
  • Home automation – You can remotely control your thermostats, lights and other appliances to minimize your energy use, so that the energy savings can pay for the system!
  • Around-the-clock 24/7 monitoring by one of the country’s leading central stations with a 60 second response time for emergencies like fire, burglary or carbon monoxide
  • Remote Security – You can control your system and receive real time notifications about activity in your home from almost anywhere, even your mobile phone
  • Savings of up to 10% on your homeowner’s insurance premiums
  • Text messages for things like doors opening or closing (know when the kids got home from school)
  • Monitored Heating and Cooling Sensors – Your system automatically notifies us of heating or air conditioning problems, even if you aren’t home. As a home security customer, you move to the top of the list, and the next available qualified technician will be sent to remedy the problem.
  • No long term contract required

We Install It –  Unlike some Do It Yourself security systems who send you the pieces in a box, your equipment new system will be installed by a trained Burns & McBride technician. These systems are very simple to operate but they are sophisticated – particularly when it comes to tying them into your heating and cooling equipment.

We Support It with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the equipment during the first year, we will remove the equipment and return all of your money.

For more information on this exciting product call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride. Finally you might want to follow our blog at http://www.burnsandmcbrideblog.com. Just as Smartphones are adding applications and changing every day so to with the technology behind our Smart, Safe home system. Our blog explains some of the constantly changing things that are happening in the industry and we hope that you find it informative.

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