If you are looking to control your security system when you aren’t home, you will need to invest in a smart home security system that offers mobile controlling. Smart home security systems use Wi-Fi connections and remote control to give you the ability to arm, disarm, and monitor your system from wherever you are. Note that you will need some sort of internet access. For example, you can use Wifi from wherever you are – but Wifi isn’t always available everywhere. In those cases, you will need to use your phone’s data plan.
This is something that all modern security systems absolutely need to have – the ability to control at least the main parts of your system. Many major monitored home security companies, including Blue by ADT, allow you to access your system from an online platform as well as a mobile application.
At Blue by ADT, and at many other major home security companies, you will have access to an app that allows you to monitor and adjust your system. We like to keep our system easy to use because sometimes you need to act quickly. Our remote application allows you to do the following:
Of course, you may need to have different components to do all of the above – everything that is smart can be connected to your mobile phone and therefore controlled using the apps. When you build your system, you will be able to pick and choose what you want to do. You might get notifications on your phone for certain things, but not for others. You might not have a smart thermostat, for example, so you cannot control it.
The great thing about smart systems is that you can build them as you go – you don’t need to buy everything right away. However, with a smart security system, you are keeping yourself safe, which might be the most important part.
If you have a family, the ability to control your security system when you aren’t home is very important. Maybe you want to check in in your children when they come home from school or your pet throughout the day.
Of course, this can also be distracting and you need to make sure that you aren’t drawing yourself to paranoia.