If you have a wireless home security system installed or are thinking about going that route, you can derive more value out of whatever you select by ensuring that you can use your Smartphone to manage your system.
With advancements in the underlying technology of home security systems and Smartphones, you can use your favourite Smartphone as well as a third party app or two to monitor who is coming and going from your home, to check up on security cameras that are part of your system, and to arm or disarm your system as required.
What follows are just a handful of the benefits of managing your home’s security system from your Smartphone.
Secure Your Home
Home security systems are not just about cameras, alarms and sensors. Technological advancements are such that you can bolster your system with smart locks, for instance, which will enable you to lock your garage door or front door using your Smartphone. So if you are in a rush for work and later in the day remember that you might not have locked your door, you can use your Smartphone and lock it right from your desk at work.
Watch Your Home
If you are away on vacation, you can gain some peace of mind by being able to use your Smartphone to check out the security cameras that you have on your property. You can even set things up such that you receive notifications in the event that sensors detect someone trying to enter your home without authorization. You will be able to check out the video feed to see what is the matter.
Let In & Let Out
You can incorporate another layer of security by managing your home’s security system with your Smartphone because the technology will eliminate the need to give out keys to people who, for instance, stop by to walk your dog when you are away at work or away on vacation. You will be able to unlock the door, disarm the alarm and then lock the door once the service providers are gone. By not having to give keys to such people, you will eliminate the chances of your keys getting into the wrong hands.
Yes, you can certainly derive plenty of benefits if you manage your home’s security system with a Smartphone. So if you want to be more proactive in keeping your family and property safe from criminals and potential mishaps, then opt to get more out of your home security system by pairing it with your Smartphone.