As people become more mobile, it only makes sense that the home security and software industries would come up with a way to work together to increase home security options. There are numerous mobile apps for home security systems, and many of them work on multiple phone platforms. Here are 7 apps that will control home security systems remotely:
· FrontPoint Security – This security app can be downloaded to iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones. The user can then monitor home activity while away by accessing the home alarm system to check status, monitor video, review entry and exit logs, and receive notifications of hazardous conditions in the home. Hazards would include fire, flooding, smoke, or freezing pipes.
· Alarm.com – This app is also available for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. Home alarms can be accessed and controlled remotely. Many of the national alarm companies use the alarm.com software with just a few branding changes to make it look like their own. Alarm.com does not need an internet connection to access basic functions.
· Vector Security – Customers of this company can use the mobile app to control thermostats, alarms and lights, and they can also monitor video surveillance. This is an alarm.com program.
· ADT – ADT alarms and security systems are a household name, and now the security giant offers mobile access to home systems. However, the user will need a broadband connection to control an alarm system remotely.
· E-Secure for Protection One – this mobile application has improved to not only include remote bill pay and access to alarm date, but it will now control the home security system remotely. The app is available for all iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones.