When spring fever strikes, you’ll be on the go. Family outings and weekend getaways are far less stressful when you can check in on home or anyone who stayed behind (including your pets). The surest way to worry-free days is in the palm of your hand – your smartphone and our free mobile security app. Managing your home security system while you’re away, using an app on your smartphone, tablet, or Google Home or Amazon Echo, is both simple and reassuring. During springtime storm season especially – when you’re working late, traveling for spring break, or taking a staycation – the added safety of severe weather alerts and water notifications increases peace of mind and helps further protect your home and family.
Whether you already use Alert 360’s free mobile app and Alert 360® service or are considering a security and smart home system that offers one, you’ll want to understand the options and benefits that fit your lifestyle.
Home Automation, your Apple Watch, Smartphone App, & More!
It’s never been easier to manage your smart home and remotely control locks, lights, thermostats, security and more. Most remote alarm apps are compatible with iPhone, Android, Apple Watch, and iPad, providing the flexibility that allows you to check on your home and loved ones as easily as you check emails.
With a smartphone security app, you can use your phone to arm and disarm your home security system, create rules based on your family’s schedule, and receive push notifications when alarms are triggered. At Alert 360, our mobile app also allows you to view live and recorded video, lock and unlock doors, change thermostat settings, silence alarms, and use geo-services to automatically arm and disarm the system according to your physical location.
While not all monitored alarm companies offer one, most mobile security apps have similar features. No matter what home security provider you choose, you’ll want to learn how to make your app work best for you and understand all the features available.
Common and Helpful Home Security App Features
At Alert 360, our Alert 360 system and free mobile app allows you to remotely manage your security system, control energy use, turn on/off appliances, Alert 360 video of what’s happening in or around your home … and more. While remote alarm app features vary by the security provider, following are the key features of our home security app and Alert 360 interactive security solution:
Severe Weather Alerts – Set up alerts for weather warnings in advance to keep your home and family out of danger
Live Video Clips – See what’s happening at home and monitor activity even when you can’t be there
Energy Savings – Remotely control your appliances to reduce energy use or create comfort
Advanced Interactive Services – Use our mobile app, customized text alerts, and email notifications to stay connected from almost anywhere
Water Management – Receive alerts on the presence of water in your home and prevent flooding
Email or text alerts – For scheduled events, such as system arming/disarming, or for unplanned events, such as liquor or gun cabinets being opened, or extreme temperature changes
The Many Benefits of Remote Alarm Management
With a security system app, you gain the benefit of increased security and home or business automation, in real time, from almost anywhere. As an example, using the Alert 360 home security app, you’ll be able to view, access, or manage designated:
- Lights, locks, and doors
- Your thermostat
- Local weather and alerts
- Your video doorbell camera or other video security cameras
- Customized “scenes” that you set based on family routine or schedules
Enjoy Smartphone Security System Efficiency
You’ll save precious time and worry when you use your security system’s mobile app* to remotely:
- Know what’s happening at your home or business
- Arm or disarm your security system
- Watch live video, recorded clips, or stored video
- Turn lights on or off
- Lock or unlock doors
- View images captured by image sensors when installed
- Raise or lower garage doors
- Utilize geo-services to operate system based on location
- Adjust the temperature
- Search your system event history… and more
Receive Remote Alarm App Notifications
Your app also should allow you to receive real-time email or text alerts for selected events, such as the system being armed/disarmed or non-alarm events, such as sensitive cabinets or areas being accessed, and when or if:
- Your kids get home from school
- You left for work or vacation and forgot to arm your system
- The cleaning service arrives or leaves
- The garage door is left open
- The dog walker or cat sitter arrives
- There’s flooding or a water leak in your basement
- Someone opens the door or gate to your swimming pool or safe room
- Your children open your medicine or liquor cabinets
- Someone changes your thermostat settings
- Your security system is disarmed (and who disarmed it)
- Someone attempts to log into your account
Your Smartphone App + Security System Deliver Everyday Convenience
We can’t be in all places at all times, and it’s comforting knowing loved ones and home are safe. Staying connected every day via a home security app or enjoying the convenience of home automation using your Apple Watch helps you eliminate unnecessary worry and focus on your family and fun. Contact us to learn more ways to manage your smart home and increase your family’s safety with Alert 360. Or, check out our app on iTunes or Google Play.
*Note: This app requires a compatible Alert 360 system and active service plan. Feature availability varies based on the system, equipment, and service plan. Contact Alert 360 for a free security consultation and to learn more.
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