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Control Smart Home Security with Your Phone

Most home security systems are made up of a number of different components and technologies. The smartphone is an integral component of many modern systems. You can now remotely connect your smart device and alarm system through the same technology that transmits signals to and from your smartphone. Security systems with app compatibility can be controlled remotely. 


What is remote access?

Remote access is the ability to manage your security system using an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. New technology allows you to set up and control your home security system from anywhere. It’s a simple way to make your home a little safer and give you peace of mind This technology allows you to:


  • Remotely arm or disarm the security alarm
  • Control the locks
  • Monitor live feed from your cameras
  • Get instant notifications of activity that needs immediate attention
  • Open and close your garage door
  • Watch the live feed from your video doorbell
  • Detect unpermitted entry
  • Turn on/off indoor and outdoor lights
  • Detect breaking glass
  • Monitor your home and loved ones from wherever you are
  • Detect fire, carbon monoxide and/or smoke


How do I use my smartphone to control my home security system?

Are you challenged by new technology? Don’t have time to read a long and involved users’ manual? Don’t despair! Most smart home security companies offer in-person and online tutorials to help you sync your smartphone to your home security system. 

Smart home security systems offer a variety of features that can help you feel protected, whether you’re home or at work. When paired with other smart devices in your home, you can create an automated home that helps you feel safe. These home automation options also allow you to share control with family members, so everyone can work together to feel safe and connected.


Interested in a smart home security system? Need help learning to use your remotely controlled security system? Contact SMART | Home Security. We’re a Calgary-based company partnering with TELUS, Canada’s leading provider of advanced home security systems. Call us at 587-800-1542. We’ll help you develop a customized home security plan and teach you how to use it.