A security system paired with an home automation system can an extremely powerful way to deter possible burglars. The homeowner can press a single button to activate an away mode. When this is activated your home will mimic your previous home activity or run a set of pre-programmed actions. This is normally lights turning on and off at set times, curtains / blinds opening and closing at programmed times. Homeowners can also receive notifications if a door or window is left open while they are not at home. When a CCTV system is installed its also possible to receive picture snapshots of certain areas of your house depending on external factors, for example when the doorbell is pushed a CCTV snapshot will be emailed to show the front door.