Oct 1, 2013

Popular Apps for Cellular Home Security Systems

Cellular technology has made it possible for many to enjoy home security with a few key features. When you have a cellular system installed, your system is not connected to the home security company by a traditional phone line. Instead, it uses cellular technology to relay messages to the security company about your home alarm. This also means that there are no risks of phone lines being cut and hindering the operation of your security system. Because of this, many people have decided to go with a cellular system and there are a number of smartphone and computer apps that are designed to work with many of these systems.

There is an app for virtually any home security system and any smartphone. The apps allow you to access your security system from anywhere. You can turn lights on and off, change the temperature inside your home, lock your doors and do many other things using these apps. Depending on your security system and plan, you may be able to use an app to access your home and see video feed of rooms with cameras as well as many other tasks. The security company that you select for your home system may have their own app that allows you to access your system or you may be able to download a third party app, depending on the company you choose.

Most third party apps are designed to work with any system and many of these stay up to date on the latest in cellular system technology. They enable you to review footage of videos, arm and disarm your system, lock and unlock doors and even open and close your electronic garage door. Vivint is one third party app that works with most security systems and enables you to do a number of tasks from your smartphone or tablet.

Alarm.com also offers an app that gives you control of your home from your smartphone. This app will partner with your home security system and can allow you to check past videos, run live video footage and perform a number of other tasks, all for free. While the features may cost a bit extra on some systems, many feel that the costs are warranted, particularly considering you can save energy by turning off the lights when you forget to do so before leaving home or turning down the thermostat when you are going to be away. Even on the coldest of days, you can keep the thermostat turned down until just before you return home. You simply access the app on your smartphone and turn the thermostat to where you want it to be when you get home.

There are a variety of other apps and most can be accessed from any smartphone. You should check with your home security company to ensure that this feature is enabled on your system and again, some companies offer their own apps that come standard with their wireless systems. Check to see if you have this option before you have your system installed.http://www.zionssecurity.com

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