May 3, 2012
This week’s article in the redefining the modern vacation home series is going to focus on the Cottage style home. If you remember from our initial post, a cottage style vacation home is defined as follows:
The cottage vacation home style is a home that is normally 1,500 square feet or smaller and is traditionally located on a small inland lake or in a remote area nestled within some beautiful natural landscape and far away from every day society. This style of vacation home is normally utilized for specific functions such as fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, etc… The goal of this type of vacation home is primarily to support outdoor sports and recreation adventures but can sometimes be a way to simply get away from the normal everyday life.
Now, as you can see from the description above, technology is often not incorporated into these cottage style homes simply due to their remote location and the lack of high speed internet access that is often an important prerequisite for remote connection, monitoring, etc… That doesn’t mean that these style of homes couldn’t benefit from a solid security system to help protect the home when not in use as well as for temperature and environmental protection during those rough winters or the extended times when the homeowner is away from the cottage.
Fortunately today, with the advancement of cellular data connections, there are more and more options available that can help you secure, monitor and control your cottage style home via a cellular connection and can offer you remote arm/disarm, HVAC monitoring and control, lighting control and even remote door locks that can text you when someone arrives or leaves… One such system is the Honeywell Total Connect System and in particular the Honeywell Lynx Touch wireless system.
This all in one security system offers wireless security, HVAC, lighting and even remote door lock integration to allow you to easily and affordably integrate your cottage style home with a smart device such as an iphone, ipad or android device that allows you to control and monitor these vital subsystems no matter where you might be. It’s affordable, easy to install due to its wireless backbone and most importantly extremely easy to use. Check out the video in this link for more details: http://www.lynxtouch.com/video.html
Next week, the Retreat…stay tuned for more articles and recommendations for today’s modern vacation home clients!