Top 5 Ways to Use Your Home Security System Every Day

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It’s great being a technology company, when you know that you’re offering the best technology available. That’s why FrontPoint partnered with Alarm.com in the first place, since Alarm.com wrote the book on advanced, interactive wireless home security – and that technology currently provide peace of mind to almost half a million homes across the US and Canada. And while there may be other alarm companies who work with Alarm.com, FrontPoint is the only one that has used Alarm.com’s safer and smarter technology in every system we have ever sold. It’s a great partnership, and FrontPoint’s customers get the full benefit.

Alarm.com has just released their list of the Top 5 Ways to Use your Alarm System Every Day – and we’re happy to pass it on.

Alarm.com is encouraging homeowners to rethink the outdated security system they’re growing out of and consider a smarter security system. Today, it’s easy to control a home security system right from a web-enabled computer or smartphone. Learning the basics will help homeowners interact with a security system every day. To quickly get up to speed with the interactive security solutions available, Alarm.com offers five basic tips to protect your home and family on a daily basis:

  1. Make yourself at home
    Set up motion sensors throughout the home to communicate all activity that takes place. Even if the security system is disarmed, you can still find out what’s going on at home. Interactive security systems can keep track of both alarm and non-alarm events at home. Find out when the kids get home from school, when the delivery truck arrives or when the cleaning crew leaves, for example. Or check to see if any doors or windows were left open.
  2. Put security in your pocket
    Homeowners constantly on the go rely on their cell phones to regularly check in with people who matter to them. Checking in on your home is no different. Simply download a free mobile app to control the security system and monitor the home when on the go. Today, security apps for iPhone, BlackBerry or Android devices enable arming and disarming of the security system from afar and also the ability to watch live or recorded video footage from security cameras while away from home. Or, control lights and thermostats right from a smartphone with a home automation solution integrated with a security system.
  3. See your way to safety
    A security system can truly become a window to your world. To watch over the house while away, use any smartphone or computer with access to the Internet to manage and monitor video surveillance cameras. Even view live video of your kids playing in the basement or save clips of visitors at the front door to know who came to the house that day. Control your camera settings right from a cell phone and, when video footage is recorded in important areas, receive clips via email and text message to stay aware of what’s happening at home.
  4. Use your security system to stay informed
    No matter where you are, stay connected to home with a wireless home security system. Set up custom email and text message alerts to stay informed about events that matter to you. Be alerted whenever the security system is armed or disarmed. Or find out about a power failure or a water leak in the basement before it’s too late.
  5. Make your security system even smarter
    There are endless ways to use a security system to protect your home. With home energy features integrated into the system, lights can automatically turn off when you leave for the day. Also, use an integrated home automation solution to lock all the doors in just one click when the security system is armed at bedtime. Or turn down the thermostats according to daily routines. Additionally, it can assist in setting up personalized user codes for any visitors who come to the house when you’re away, eliminating the worry about making multiple copies of the keys.

FrontPoint is the recognized expert in supporting these interactive features. We can help you get the most from your alarm system: peace of mind, control, convenience, and more. With systems that are safer, smarter, simpler, more affordable, and virtually impossible to defeat, it’s no wonder FrontPoint is the #1 ranked home alarm company in the US.  And with the best technology partner in the business – Alarm.com – it’s that much easier.

 

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