Smartphones have changed the way we live our lives, in all aspects of life. When it comes to home security there are many different ways we can now use smart technology and our mobile phones to control and manage the way we secure our homes, stay safe from burglary, and to gain greater peace of mind. There are many different ways that you can use your smartphone to help you increase your home security – and there are easy and effective ways to connect many different home security products and devices within your home network, making everything much easier.
Your smartphone can, of course, be used to control loads of different things within your home, from streaming YouTube on to your smart television set, to controlling your heating and the temperature of your home and playing music through your smart speakers. In the sense of home security though, what can you use your smartphone to control?
The biggest thing is the overall home alarm system, which using smart technology can be controlled using your mobile phone. The majority of modern home alarm systems will allow you access to turn on and off the alarm at home, no matter your location, and via a simple and secure process on your smartphone. It also makes it easy to manage and analyse your home security over the course of days, weeks, or months, keeping an eye on vulnerable points of entry and where you can improve in the future.
If you have security cameras around the perimeter of your property, or a smart video doorbell, you can access a live feed via your smartphone. This allows for instant access to the views around (or inside) your home, as well as provide two-way audio to speak to people (in the case of a smart video doorbell). This provides great peace of mind to homeowners, especially if you are away from home on holiday, or out of the house a lot with work. You can access your home security via live HD footage streamed directly to your phone.
If you utilise your lighting (or products such as Fake TVs etc.) then your mobile phone can be used to control when your lights are turned on and off, via the click of a button. If you use lighting as a security deterrent it is important that there isn’t a clear pattern that indicates that there is no one home, and with access via your phone, you can stay on top of things, change the lighting patterns easily and regularly through your phone, and link in with cameras if you have any, for additional security.
Finding a supplier of home security products with great knowledge and experience of the sector will help you to better choose the right products for your specific home and budget. Smart technology has changed everything, and whether you are aiming to control the lights in your home, manage your video doorbell at the front door, or control the overall home security system, the right supplier will help you control all of these things with smart technology and your mobile phone.