Want to Access Your Home Security System? Just Use the App
Simple Control from Your Smartphone or Tablet
In 2019, it seems impossible to live without a smartphone. With the same device you’re probably using to read this, you can browse the internet, order takeout, purchase anything, connect to social media, and even play games. So, it only seems natural that you’d use it to access and control your home security system, right? In this blog, we’ll show you how you can get the most out of your property’s security technology by just using your smartphone – no matter if you’re at home in Plano, TX or off on a big family vacation. Ready to learn more? Keep reading.
Stream Video Anywhere
You probably already know that you can stream your favorite TV shows using the Hulu or Netflix app. No matter where you go, you can re-watch your favorite episodes of The Office on a five-inch screen.
But did you know you can also stream real-time, HD security footage? With a smart security camera and a connected app, you can keep your eye on what’s happening in and around your property no matter where you are in the world.
With the touch of a button, you can stream video or adjust the settings on your camera. Depending on the features of your system, you can watch in night vision or change the angle with pan-tilt-zoom features.
Answering the door can be a hassle, especially if you’re upstairs or out back. And it can be even more stressful when you’re not at home. Thankfully, you can use your smart home or smart security app to grant access to your trusted friends and neighbors.
For instance, if you're waiting on an Amazon delivery, you don't have to let the package sit on your doorstep for all the porch pirates in the neighborhood to see. Instead, you can let the carrier drop the package in the front hall. When they ring the video doorbell, answer and communicate via your phone. Unlock the door and re-lock it as soon as you leave — all without ever taking your eyes off the feed.
Receive Push Notifications
There’s nothing worse than an alarm going off in the middle of the night – unless you’re not there to deal with it. With a smart security system, you can avoid disturbing the neighborhood thanks to instant push notifications on your smartphone.
When a sensor is triggered or an alarm goes off, you'll be notified, and you can make adjustments remotely. That way, you'll always know what's going on at home.
Of course, while safety is your primary concern, there's no reason not to save energy as well. With a smart security system, you can make adjustments to your lighting and thermostat, so you don't waste energy at home when you're not there.
Set the thermostat to an ideal temperature and turn off unused lights directly from your app for a simple solution. You can even check energy usage and set your system to remotely adjust while you’re away.
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