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When did security become a secondary requirement to laziness? Automation is exactly that, laziness. It makes our lives easier, we don't have turn on a light switch on because the occupancy sensor does that for us. We turn the TV on with the remote conrol and the lights dim down, the blinds go down, all doors lock and the security system may be turned on, or not. The dependency on automation software to do everything is not a good sign. The majority of devices that operate in the world of automation do not use secure incrypted communications. So the majority you who believe their Audio Video Integration companies, end up placing the safety and security of their families at risk. There is no reason for any body to have remote internet access to their security system. Notification of an incident via text, makes alot of sense. Sending an image of your daughter coming home over the internet, really? Automation is not a bad thing, its a good thing. The majority of residential automation systems do not have the same network security that commercial facilities have. Keep your security systems off the internet. The heart of the matter, it is that Security starts with, you not technology, or your convenience. The only way to be certain that a door is locked, is for you to close the door, turn the key and and test the door to ensure it is locked.