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March 01, 2022

Tips To Control Your McAllen Home Security Using Your Smartphone

In today’s world, a home security system goes beyond door sensors and security cameras. Your property’s protection can now involve integrated smoke detectors, smart lights, and a wide array of home automation equipment. To manage it all you are able to use your touchscreen hub when you are at your property. If you’re away, you have the ability to control your McAllen home security with a phone.

Luckily, the ADT Control® home security app makes remote access and scheduling a simple process.

How To Get Started With ADT Control

To begin controlling your McAllen home security system with your cell phone is through a download of ADT Control for your Apple or Android device. At installation, your installer should walk you through the initial set-up. Once you have decided on your unique credentials, you are able to use it with various smartphones and other mobile devices. To arm your your alarms, touch the icon in the shape of a shield. You can also access any connected equipment 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 allows you to control integrated equipment around your house with a simple finger swipe. Did you fail to lock the door when you left? Just open ADT Control. You have the ability to arm your system, see live video feeds, alter light levels, turn up the temperature, by using the right icon inside the app. You can even get immediate updates on your mobile device in the event any of your security devices are triggered.

Get A Better View

By controlling your McAllen home security system with your phone, you have an actual glimpse into your residence and surroundings if your surveillance is active. Explore live footage from your surveillance system straight from your phone, and keep short video snapshots or still images, and playback lengthier recordings as desired. Then when visitors arrive at your door – the mail person, a salesman, or a friend -- just use the two-way talk feature to speak with them.

Go Advanced With Custom Schedules and Geo-Services

When you go to the central menu, you will find a range of advanced options. Schedule your smart thermostat, door and window sensors, lighting, and more through the use of a custom scene. Here, you are able to program how devices communicate with one another, and when you want them to activate or shut down. Make a bedtime scene that switches off all the common-area smart lights, flips on the exterior entry light, reduces the thermostat, and activates your alarms. Then customize a morning scene that does the opposite when you need to get out of bed.

If you want even more control, you can allow geo-services from your central command center or smartphone. By doing so, you can have your home “shut-down” by activating locks, switching off the smart lights, and arming your alarms when you depart for work. When you arrive from another day in the office, your property will spring to action by automatically raising the garage door and disarming your alarm.

Get The Power Of ADT Control In McAllen By Contacting Us Today

You can finally go away with peace of mind as you know your home is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than it’s ever been. All you have to do is reach out to (956) 291-4643 or submit the form on this page and a security rep will guide you toward the right home security system for your property -- complete with ADT Control.