High-end and mid-market residential customers are demanding greater access control security for their homes. This is accomplished with both central station web-based, real- time authorization, as well as less burdensome pre-planned biometric access for family members, contractors, nannies and regular known visitors. Biometric access at both gate entry and home perimeter openings ensures validated access during authorized time periods. Inside these homes, high value areas such as, wine cellars, collectibles, high value assets, garages, and securing firearms require special attention and can benefit from biometric access control systems. Video surveillance systems provide additional security and a searchable audit trail should a crime occur on the property. IP megapixel video provides high quality video and cost effective pricing.