Your Smartphone Is Your Tool To Home Security
Homeowners with a smartphone or tablet can be assured of maximum home security. New security features are tied to Wi-Fi and apps that can be monitored from any place where you are.
Security System Apps
Thanks to technology advances, smartphones, tablets, and Wi-Fi enabled computers can allow a homeowner to be in control of their home’s safety. Security companies, though in charge of alerting the homeowner and the police, have created apps so that the homeowner can find home security remotely.
Homeowners can check the status of their alarm, making sure it was set properly. With the addition of cameras and motion detectors, homeowners can access the inside and outside of their houses to physically see that everything is secure.
With technological advances, most basic home security packages offer an alarm keypad, cameras, motion sensors, and fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Other features include alarm triggers if glass is shattered or window sensors.
Newer features like being able to control the home’s thermostat, appliances, and garage doors now exist, too. If anything is out of place, homeowner’s can access their app, view the cameras, and fix anything that is out of place. Left the coffee maker on? The app can shut it off. Garage door open? The app has that covered as well.
Keyless Lock Apps
A new security idea, keyless entry locks have become more widely available. While these locks have passcodes, thumbprint access, and voice control, they can also be secured with an app like Lockitron or Kwikset.
Having the additional security of a passcode, thumbprint access, and voice control is ideal in case of a burglary. The homeowner, the security company (if the keyless lock is supplied by the security company or working in tangent with the company), and the police will be notified if there is an attempt at forceful entrance.
And the app comes in handy for a variety of other reasons. Apart from safety, keyless locks mean never misplacing house keys again. Instead, use the app anytime to enter and exit the home.
Additionally, if the door has been left unlocked, the app will lock it remotely. The keyless lock also proves handy when other people need to enter your home when you are away such as:
- Unexpected guests
- Dog walkers
- House sitters
Guests can alert the homeowner when they arrive so that the homeowner can unlock their door even if they are not at home. This alleviates having to give out multiple spare keys, or needing to leave one under the mat where a burglar could easily find it.
Fire Safety Apps
Home safety and security authorities confirm that smoke detectors may not always go off in time to save a burning house. Although smoke rises to alert the smoke detector, by the time enough smoke has reached the detector up on the ceiling, serious and irreparable damage can already been done.
If it is included in a home security system, a homeowner’s security app should be notified if there is any fire danger. But for those without it, there are fire protection apps, which warn the occupants of the home and alert fire authorities in real time.
Total home security? There’s an app for that.