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March 01, 2022

Ways To Control Your Austin Home Security Using Your Phone

These days, a home security system is more than keypads and alarms. Your property’s protection may incorporate integrated smoke detectors, smart lights, and a wide array of home automation devices. To control everything you are able to use your touchscreen hub when you are at your property. Or, you may control your Austin home security with a phone.

Fortunately, the responsive ADT cell phone app makes remote access and scheduling a breeze.

Taking the First Steps With ADT Control

To begin controlling your Austin home security system through your cell phone is through a download of ADT Control for your Android or Apple phone. At installation, your ADT representative can guide you through the basic configuration. After you have created your log-in details, you can enter it on other devices. If you want to activate your your alarms, press the shield icon. You can also access every device from your phone, including window and door sensors, smart locking and lights, and video cameras.

Control Your Devices From Anywhere

A home security app on your cell phone gives you the ability to manage integrated equipment around your house with the effortless touch of your finger. Did you remember to lock the door when leaving for the day? All you have to do is access ADT Control. You are able to arm your system, check camera footage, turn lights on or off, change the thermostat, by touching the right icon within the app. Then receive immediate updates on your cell phone if any of your connected security elements detect an issue.

Keep Eyes On Your Property

When you control your Austin home security system with your phone, you have a live view of your property when cameras are active. Peruse live video from your surveillance system right from your phone, and record short clips or an image, and watch longer videos as you wish. In the event guests stop at your house – the mail carrier, a salesman, or a friend -- take advantage of the 2-way audio functionality to speak with them.

Get the Most Out of Your System With Custom Schedules and Geo-Services

Through the central menu, you will enjoy access to some advanced options. Set schedules for your comfort levels, sensors, smart lighting, and more through the use of a customized scene. In this area, you may designate how your security elements operate together, and when you want them to engage or turn off. Set a bedtime scene that turns off your downstairs smart lights, flips on the exterior entry light, turns down the temperature, and arms your alarm system. Next, you can set a morning scene that makes the opposite adjustments when the time comes to get out of bed.

If you would like to go even more high-tech, you can turn on geo-services from your central command center or smartphone. By doing so, you can have your property
“shut-down” by operating locks, switching off the smart lights, and arming your alarms when you drive away. Then when you pull in from your long day on the job, your house will come to life by automatically opening the garage and disengaging the alarms.

Get The Power Of ADT Control In Austin By Speaking With Our Security Experts

You can finally leave your property with confidence knowing your house is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than it’s ever been. Just call (512) 641-0712 or fill in the form below and a one of our security specialists will assist you in designing the perfect home security system for your unique needs -- complete with ADT Control.