The system allows you to monitor everything right from your phone. Your TV acts as the control center and you can access it from your mobile device via an iOS or Android app. If anything is amiss while you’re out at work or away on vacation, you’ll get an alert—and you can call emergency responders to your home, no matter where you are, using the system’s MyLocal911™ feature.
It protects your personal info. All of the communications sent between your devices and the SAGE hub are encrypted on multiple levels, so you can be confident that your info is kept safe and hacker-proof.
The system saves video footage, just in case. Video is stored in the Cloud so you can download and play it back if you ever need to. Let’s say you come home to that vase of flowers—smashed on your kitchen floor. “Go to the video tape” to get to the bottom of it. Burglar? Nope. Just Felix the Cat jumping on the counter and causing a little bit of mayhem.
You can control your appliances remotely. SAGE not only includes the standard door, window, and motion sensors that are commonplace in home security systems, but also provides functionality that let you turn lights and appliances on or off. Picture it: You’re halfway to work and realize you can’t remember whether you turned off the TV. Check your SAGE app to find out. If it’s still on, you can take care of it, saving energy and cash.
You can tailor the system to your specific needs. SAGE offers three different hardware kits so that you can choose the one that fits your particular needs. If you aren’t sure how much security or automation you want, test the waters with the Starter Kit, which has TV integration as well as door, window, and motion sensors. If safety is a concern for you, try the Security Kit, which builds on the Starter Kit functionality, adding indoor camera and doorbell sensors. If you’re an early adopter who’s after Jetsons-level robotics, SAGE’s Automation Kit will let you start your coffeemaker from your bed, switch the lights off when you’re already in the car, and turn up the A/C at home when you’re leaving the office, so the temp is perfectly cool when you walk through the door.
You can change your level of service depending on your needs. SAGE offers multiple tiers of service, ranging in price from $0 per month (you only pay for your kit and products) to $24 per month (for up to 4 additional cameras and extra video storage). But you’re not locked into a long-term contract or forced to commit to a set of services. You only have to pay for what you use, and you can upgrade or downgrade your service at anytime via the SAGE portal.
You can install it yourself. No service appointments that have to take place during a four-hour window of time on a Tuesday. You can set up SAGE yourself, and it basically involves plugging in a few cables and following some on-screen instructions on your TV. Questions? Watch the tutorial videos on the SAGE website to get the answers you need. It’s clear that smart homes are no longer a futuristic concept reserved for sci-fi flicks. SAGE by Hughes is taking the market by storm and revolutionizing the way your home—and you—function.