7 Awesome Home Monitoring System Ideas
Explore a wide array of security options for your home.
Home security used to be dull, dry and expensive. Now, there's a whole smattering of security options that give you ultimate control over your home. Here are just a few of the awesome possibilities for your home monitoring system.
You’re on your way home after a long, stressful day and sigh in exhaustion when you realize you locked yourself out. Rather than break in through a back window, a smart door lock makes it easy to whip out your phone and unlock the front door. Smart locks don’t stop there. Easily provide access to your neighbors, dogsitter or cleaning crew and get alerts when they come and go. It’s that simple
Remotely Arm and Disarm Your System
Halfway to work and you just realize you forgot to set the alarm. No need to fear. A remote home monitoring system lets you arm and disarm your alarm any time and any place.
Keep Cool or Turn Up the Heat
Cold front moving in? Prepare for the worst by adjusting your Wi-Fi thermostat from anywhere so it’s the perfect temp when you get home. Some options work with smart locks, which can automatically adjust the temp when you leave for the day.
Lights Out (or On)
Did you remember to turn off the kitchen light? The combination of a smart lighting system and the right home monitoring system allows you to turn lights on or off with a simple app on your smartphone. Customize rules to turn off certain lights when you leave, while leaving others on so others think someone is home.
View Security Camera Feeds
A neighboring break-in got you nervous? With a remote home monitoring system, you can see the action that goes down when you’re not there. Get alerts when motion is detected and take a quick look to see if it’s someone you recognize. View direct camera feeds through your smartphone, laptop or web-enabled device to get a sense of what’s really going on. More advanced options give you more customization with two-way voice, night vision and weatherproof cameras for outdoor placement.
Answer Your Door from Anywhere
Smart video doorbells let you see who’s there and answer your door from your smartphone. Some doorbells offer wide-angle views, built-in motion detection and two-way voice. Always know who’s at the door. even ¡f you’re not home.
Everything is up to you. Customize which alerts you want to send up via text, phone call or email. Now you can be the first to know if there’s been a fire, break-in or busted thermostat.