Smartwatch opening garage doors | FE Moran Security Solutions

It’s everywhere in the media right now: the warning that we are all “addicted” to our smartphones and ominous predictions about the consequences of this phenomenon. While it’s true that using our devices can be a habit for many of us, isn’t it time to comment on the positive impact these devices can have on our lives? For example, the ability to have our beloved family photos in the palms of our hands. Plus, that’s not the only thing our smartphones can hold. To some extent, they can also hold our home security.

For homeowners who upgrade their security systems to include home control technology, “What if…” can turn a standard home security system into a powerful tool that gives you greater control over all kinds of functions in the household. It can help you quickly put to rest some of the most common “what if” questions, like:

“Did I close the garage door?” 

Well, did you? It’s easy to find out when you pull up your app and check on the status of your locks and alarm. If the garage door is open, just close it from your phone. If the security system is unarmed, you can arm it from your phone as well. This is a time-saving measure that provides incredible peace of mind. And to avoid future doubt, you can set up a Geo-Services alert; this will enable your system to predict your movements and remind you to arm the system and lock up when you leave.

“Will that package be safe on my doorstep?” 

Maybe…and maybe not. But with a video doorbell and smart lock connected to your security system, you won’t need to ask that question again. When a delivery person rings your doorbell, you do a quick ID check and decide whether you want to open the door or speak to them through the doorbell speaker. And if a package is delivered while you aren’t home, your video doorbell will capture a motion-triggered recording. Of course, the presence of the camera itself can be a very effective deterrent to would-be thieves.

For homeowners who upgrade their security systems to include home control technology, “What if…” can turn a standard home security system into a powerful tool that gives you greater control over all kinds of functions in the household.

“Are the kids okay?”

This is a question parents are never done asking (even when the children are grown). But with a home control upgrade to your security system, you can receive smartphone alerts at the first sign of trouble in the home. Whether it’s your preschooler innocently wandering into the garage or your teenager not-so-innocently wandering toward your off-limits sportscar, you can find out about it in real time and intervene. One of the ways this can be set up is with an Unexpected Activity alert, which communicates with technology that learns your family’s everyday routine. This is smart home stuff for today’s smart families.

These may not be the only “what if” questions a home control upgrade can answer. We’d love to tell you more about this system and explain how it may be able to help you run your household more efficiently. Contact us if you would like to learn more.

About F.E. Moran Security Solutions

Since 2003, F.E. Moran has been a relationship-driven security company that provides superior customer service, quality installations and state-of-the-art monitoring. We are proud that our Champaign, Illinois security company ranked among the top 50 security companies in the U.S. by SDM Magazine.

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