How Can I Monitor My Home Remotely

If you want to monitor your home remotely, you will need to get home automation services from a security company. In order to select a home security company, you will need to take the following steps.

  • Ask your family and friends for advice. It is good to get home automation services from a company that is already tried and tested by your friends or family.

  • Check if the employees of your preferred company are trained by the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) National Training School (NTS). Companies with NTS certified employees are likely to be more efficient.

  • Look for companies that have the membership of ESA.  ESA member companies need to follow a certain code of ethics to serve consumers.

  • Find companies that have licensed professionals. Licensed professional are certified so it is less likely that your home security will suffer due to faulty installation.

  • Meet with company representatives from the prospective security companies. Ask the representative for home inspection and security recommendation. Also take a written quote from the security representative.

  • Once you have selected a company, make sure you read the contract properly and discuss the terms and conditions.

  • Remote monitoring systems offer you the ability to keep an eye on your home through the use of security cameras and mobile apps.

  • You can also arm and disarm your home security system remotely. Some alarm companies offer a service with which you can arm or disarm particular sensors or detectors at a particular time.  For instance, if you know that the kids will be returning  from school in the afternoon, you can remotely unlock the front door for them.

  • You can adjust your thermostats and lights remotely.  This is an interesting feature since it can help you create an illusion of being home, even when you’re not. Switching lights on and off may deter the intruders.

  • Some companies offer remote monitoring services that allow you to specify how you want to be alerted in case of an emergency. You can select a preference between text, email or telephone call.

  • Security cameras through live camera feed help you keep an eye on your home, even from a distant location.

  • A remote monitoring system comes in handy in situations such as watching the kids when you’re not home, letting them in and out of the house, etc. Moreover, it can also serve as a check on the nanny who takes care of your kids.

  • If you have an old family member, who needs constant observation, this system can help you do that without having to disrupt your entire daily schedule.



Q:How to monitor your home from anywhere, anytime remotely?

A:If you want to monitor your home from a far off location, you can make use of home automation system. Many home security companies offer home automation services to homeowners. Besides, you can buy wireless home security cameras and connect them to your phone with an application. You can easily monitor your home from just anywhere, as long as you have internet available at home and in your phone.

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