Home systems today can be linked to a tablet or smartphone device. This device or app will then become your nerve centre for home management solutions. For example, if you are in the back bedroom on the third floor and the doorbell rings, this could be a big inconvenience. Simply turn to the device in order to see who is there, first. During the evening when you are watching TV and thinking about turning in, use the device to adjust the temperature of a bedroom in preparation. It's important to protect your family and home environment by keeping up-to-date with the latest in home security systems. But these systems can also help to protect your home.
Keeping an Eye on the Kids
The device will send you notifications in the event of an emergency (such as when somebody attempts to break in), but you can also use it to be more productive. For example, set the system up to send you a notification when the kids arrive home from school. This notification can be in the form of a simple text message, or even a video clip.
Cutting down on the Stress
You may have run up against problems while trying to get the children through the door quickly enough, after having manually activated the alarm. This hassle can be a thing of the past now, though. Just walk out of the house normally and when you are ready, you can activate the system from the remote device.
You also needn't worry about having any spare keys made for a cleaner, or worry about having to provide somebody with the code to disarm a system. Now you are able to completely control that from this device at your side.
Fooling the Bad Guys
To keep one ahead of those would-be thieves, set the system up so that it randomly turns different lights in the house on or off. That way, anybody who is "casing" your house over a period of nights will be confused, and is likely to move on to the next target.
You may think that a potential invader could simply cut off the power to the mains supply and disarm the safety system. Not any more, however. These systems have a solid battery backup in place and are configured to operate through wireless networks. As such they are not reliant on mains power or wired telephones.
Don't forget safety considerations when you're in the home, either. Carbon monoxide can be a silent killer. These new systems will detect its presence and sound the alarm.
For more information, talk to a home security system professional.