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Case Study: Protecting the Ranch

2GIG adds enhanced safety and security to traditional Texas ranch.

When Austin-based real estate firm owner Emily Moreland built her 3000-square-foot dream home on hundreds of acres of land in the Texas countryside, she didn’t give much thought to a security system. But after several thefts and break-ins, she decided to take security seriously and called Longhorn Smart Home Solutions to install a 2GIG security system to monitor and protect the entire property.

“The 2GIG security platform provides the ultimate peace-of-mind, with sensors to detect and report on the slightest movements,” says Longhorn CEO and co-founder Matthew Diehl. “It’s the perfect system to keep Emily and her family safe, secure, and informed at all times. Whether she’s at work, at home, or elsewhere, she has access to her home through her touch panel or smartphone app.”

The Longhorn Smart Home Solutions team installed the 2GIG GC2 control panel, with intuitive color touchscreen and two-way voice, enabled it with the SecureNet platform, and paired it with dozens of 2GIG Door/Window Contact Sensors, Motion Detectors, Glass Break Detectors, and Smoke Detectors to monitor the entire residence. Each sensor, if triggered, will ping Emily’s smartphone and touch panel, along with local responders, to indicate the disturbance.

Diehl’s team positioned six 2GIG Passive Infrared Motion Detectors around the home to detect any potential approaching intruders, and two 2GIG Glass Break Motion Detectors to monitor for the sound of breaking glass. Each Motion Detector can monitor a 50-foot x 30-foot area, and its pet-immune feature can be set to tolerate animals up 55 lbs. to reduce false alerts, while each Glass Break Detector provides a 15-foot maximum detection range.

“We wanted to make sure the perimeter of the home is completely protected by 2GIG,” he explains. “Our goal was to trigger a notification even if someone is attempting to approach the home. This was especially comforting to the Moreland family.”

2GIG’s GC2 System provides the Morelands with a user-friendly interface and instant access to the entire security infrastructure. Moreland also has the option to add on control of lighting, HVAC, and other Z-Wave appliances right from the touch panel if she chooses to do so in the future.

According to Moreland, “We have been very pleased with Longhorn and with our 2GIG security system. Longhorn has been very responsive to our questions and requests, and have really gone the extra mile to install a system that helps us feel secure.”

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