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What Is Remote Access? A Chicago Security Tech Explains

Posted on December 13th, 2019 by Alert Protective

Interested in keeping an eye on your home – even if you’re miles away? 

Remote access could be the answer you’re looking for. 

With remote access, homeowners can remotely control devices – such as security cameras, alarm systems, thermostats and more – anytime from anywhere. All that’s required is internet access and a smart device (i.e. smartphone, laptop, or tablet).

Installing security cameras or burglar alarms in your home is an excellent first step in protecting your family and assets, and now you can take it one step further with remote access. 

There are many interactive “remote” services available, but the following are definitely well-known favorites:

  • Home Security Systems
  • Entertainment and Lighting Systems
  • HVAC and Plumbing Systems

Let’s take a deeper look at each of these services and the benefits of integrating one (or more!) of these systems into your life.

With our latest security systems and connected smart devices, you’ll always be one step ahead of Chicago’s criminals.

Whether you’re looking for advice on the latest gadgets or a complete smart-home makeover, we give you simple tools to help you oversee every aspect of security at your home or business.

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Remote Access for Home Security Systems

Alarm systems

Get notified instantly if your home’s security alarm is triggered, so you can act fast in an emergency situation. Have an instant understanding of what caused your alarm to sound, rather than waiting for authorities to arrive and notify you.

In addition to helpful notifications, you’ll have the ability to arm and disarm your alarm system from afar. This comes in handy if your system is set off unintentionally if guests have arrived and the system needs to be disarmed while the homeowner is away.

Video doorbells

What if you could see and speak with guests at your front door right from your smartphone? Or, receive notifications and even sent video clips when motion is detected near your front door? With video doorbells – it’s now possible. Have peace of mind knowing that you can see and hear who is approaching your house, even when you’re not at home.

Smart locks

Forgetting to lock the door is a familiar scenario, especially for families who are always on the go. With a smart lock, you control your door locks from your smart device, so you’ll never have to worry about whether or not you (or someone else) remembered to lock up. With a simple tap on the phone, you can lock and unlock your home’s doors from anywhere in the world. 

Security cameras

With remote camera access, you can view your camera feed anytime and even play back recorded videos. If something happens while you’re not home, just tap into your live video to see what’s going on in real-time. Another great feature? No more worrying about your pets during the workday – with a live camera, you can watch your pets while you’re gone.

Remote Access for Entertainment and Lighting Systems

Lighting control

Worrying about burglars and break-ins should be the least of your worries while on vacation. But leaving your home unattended – even just for a weekend – can make you feel uneasy.

Don’t let your home be an easy target for criminals. With lighting control, you can manually make adjustments to the lighting in and around your home. With just a touch of a button on your smartphone, you can instantly make your house look occupied by turning on/off lights. This can help deter criminals and keep your home safe.

Warm welcome 

There’s nothing less frustrating than arriving home just to realize you left your house keys at the office. Or, maybe your kids have early release from school, but you won’t be home in time to greet them. With remote access, these types of inconveniences will never be an issue. You can unlock your door, turn on lights or adjust your temperature right from your smartphone. 

Remote Access for HVAC and Plumbing Systems 

Temperature control

Manage your home’s temperature from an app on your phone with a remotely controlled thermostat. You’ll be notified if something goes awry, such as temperatures dropping too low or rising too high. Not to mention, you can set your home’s temperature to automatically adjust to your desired temperature right before you get home, so you’re comfortable the moment you walk in the door.

Pipe damage warning

Pipe leaks and flooding can cause disastrous (and expensive) damage to your home. However, you can equip your smart home with sensors designed to detect frozen or leaky pipes, flooding, and more. If a problem arises, you’ll be notified immediately on your smartphone so that you can act fast to prevent damage.

Outsmart Chicago crime with remote access – call Alert Protective Services today

With remote-access locks, smart doorbells, connected security cameras and more, the options are endless when it comes to designing your perfect smart home system. We’ll help you find the ideal smart devices to keep you and your home safe.

With 24/7 monitoring, we never sleep, so you can!

Call 773.685.8383 or schedule a free quote online

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