With a security app, you’ll always know what’s happening in and around your home whenever you’re away. Just imagine how much easier your life could be when you can lock your front door from work, monitor your front entrance from the couch, and see if you’re kids come home on time while you’re away. Many of these home automation systems also connect directly to your smart home equipment to control them from your smartphone and other devices like Amazon Alexa or Apple TV. Here are 5 apps that will improve your home security and transform your place into a more comfortable environment.
If you don’t have a state-of-the-art monitoring system to check on your home, this app will help monitor your home for you. You can use iSentry to transform your web camera into a motion-sensing security system. All you need to do is install the app, point your camera to the area you would like to monitor and receive video feed when any motion is detected.
Looking for a smart home command center? The Control4 app will do the trick. It connects directly to your system and allows you to control and manage all your features, from the lights to the cameras to the speakers, smart door locks, and more. One-tap access is available on your smartphone, smartwatch, and Amazon Fire phone. And with a 4sight service subscription, you can get access virtually anywhere to monitor your home, receive important notifications, and secure your property.
If you want one app to control it all, then you need Vivint. This smart home app will instantly arm your system and control all your smart home features like turning up your heat or turning off your lights. The app will also allow you to customize any alerts and notifications, check the live feed from the security cameras even while you’re away, and unlock the door for your kids if they forget the key. It also has an AI assistant named Sky who can learn your habits to help you manage your smart home right from your device. Sky uses sensors to control and adjust the settings in your home to conserve energy and keep you better protected.
The IFTT (If This, Then That) app works seamlessly with over 400 other apps and devices like Alexa, Nest, Google Home, and Philips to control your smart devices and security systems. IFTT helps your apps and devices work together, talk to each other, and connect to make your life easier. You can turn off your lights from anywhere, take a peek at your outdoor camera, and even create a video clip if your smoke alarm has been sounded. It can create some pretty interesting pairings.
If you’re looking for an app that is fully compatible with a number of security systems, the Alarm.com apps are exactly what you need. You can control your whole home from your smartphone or tablet, smartwatch, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or even though Amazon Alexa or Google Home. With Alarm.com apps running, you’ll never have to move a muscle if you want to turn up the heat, see who’s ringing the doorbell, or lock your door. It’s done all from your devices.
Protecting your home starts with a home alarm system. Contact us at Bee Alarmed and we’ll find the perfect security system that works for your home’s configuration and your lifestyle.