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How Smart Home Security Can Fit in Your Pocket

by Ronald Elias

It's time to get smart about smart home security.

When it comes to home security systems, people think of giant storage devices, massive cameras, and grainy black and white footage. But at Mission Audio Video that’s not what we do. Our job is to set up an easy-to-use yet comprehensive modern security system that keeps you, your family, and your property protected at all times. Our systems offer peace of mind, melding the latest technology with the ultimate in control and convenience.

And when it comes to convenience, there's nothing more convenient than controlling something with your mobile device. This week, we're going to look at many of the things you can do with a smart security system with just your phone, and how that can make your life safer and easier. 


There's an App for That

When it comes to smart home security, one of the best assets is your security system's app. Whether your system has an app of its own -- or is integrated as part of your larger home automation system's app -- it's your gateway to all the control and convenience you could want or need.

Whether you want to receive alerts every time somebody enters the house, want the ability to lock your doors and check your cameras from your phone anywhere in the world, or wish to playback recorded video footage, your phone is your window into a larger world of security.

How can you put this into action? What are some real-world solutions for everyday problems that these apps can solve?

One of the most common solutions addresses the issue of coming home to a dark house. This can make homeowners uneasy and its not very safe. To help our homeowners feel more secure and help ensure they don’t injury themselves stumbling around in the dark, we trigger pathway lighting to come on when the homeowner arrives. This can be prompted from your mobile device, by opening a vehicle gate, or pushing the garage door opener.

Such control can help in other situations as well. Let's say you have guests coming to stay and you’re not home to let them in. Integrated with your door locks, you can easily unlock the door from your phone when they arrive.

This same function applies to those times when you can’t remember if you’ve locked your doors or not -- whether you’ve just left the house or you’re going to bed for the evening. Easily lock your doors and arm your security whether you’re cozy in bed or out on the town.   


Smarter Surveillance

In addition to your alarm system and your door locks, your security cameras can also be accessed from your app. Here you can view live footage, recorded events, and receive notifications whenever people or motion is detected from your cameras. This goes a long way to giving our homeowners piece of mind, whether they’re settling in for the night or away on vacation

If you are looking for security that takes a more active role so you can take a passive role, you can also rely on your smart phone for security alerts. Whether it's connected to window sensors and alerts you in the case of a physical break in, working with your water line sensors to alert you in the case of an expensive main leak, or is connected to your fire alarms to send alerts to all of your devices in the event of a fire, smart home security means more than helping you unlock and lock your front door -- of course, still does that as well. 

These are just a few of the ways smart security systems are giving homeowners peace of mind while placing complete control of their home at their fingertips.

Whatever your home security needs are, we are here to help provide you with the best custom solution for your home. Email us here at contact page, or give us a call today at (805) 682-7575 -- we'd be glad to go over all of the security options that we offer!