Monday, May 28th, 2012
Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of summer and while excitement over family getaways increases, the thought of leaving homes unattended can be worrisome. These days home security systems are tech savvy solutions that not only secure your home but automate them as well. Here are 3 companies that provide interactive home security systems that allow you to keep an eye on your home even when you are far away.
Alarm.com provides technology that allows homeowners to monitor everything that happens in their homes from keeping track of activity on entry doors, windows, liquor and medicine cabinets, safes, drawers, and more. While most home security systems rely on a phone line (that can be disabled by thieves or intruders) to notify authorities of a break in, Alarm.com works through a secure wireless network and you can monitor and secure your home through an easy to use web dashboard on any computer or on your mobile phone using the app for iOS (iPhone, iPad) or Android in real time. Window sensors, wireless and fixed video cameras, emPower lights and thermostat panel, glass break sensors, and more are easy to use and provide peace of mind. Alarm.com technology is available through authorized installers such as ASG Security and Vivint.
Customers in select Comcast service areas can enjoy a security system that provides remote connectivity. As Comcast rolls out XFINITY Home, customers can expect cellular backup for your home security system along with video monitoring to log in to view recorded video clips and pictures from any internet connected computer, and climate control features that can help save money thanks to programmable thermostats.
AT&T Digital Life will launch this summer in Dallas and Atlanta with additional markets to follow. Digital Life is said to feature all-digital IP based home security monitoring and automation services that homeowners can use from any web-enabled device, computer, tablet, and smartphone regardless of their wireless carrier. AT&T Digital Life will include connected devices such as cameras, window/door sensors, smoke, carbon monoxide, motion, and glass break sensors, door locks, thermostats, moisture detection, and appliance power controls that will be monitored 24/7 by security monitoring centers.
What measures do you take to secure your home on a regular basis? Do you use an interactive security system?
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