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March 14, 2022

Ways To Control Your Tuscaloosa Home Security With Your Cell Phone

In today’s world, a home security system has more features than door sensors and security cameras. Your home defense may incorporate smart locks, flood sensors, and a wide array of home automation equipment. To manage it all you can use your convenient touchscreen interface when you are home. When you’re not on location, you may control your Tuscaloosa home security with a phone.

Thankfully, the responsive ADT cell phone app makes interacting with your devices easy to do.

How To Get Started With ADT Control

To begin controlling your Tuscaloosa home security system with your cell phone is by getting the ADT Control app for your Android or Apple phone. After it’s installed, your ADT representative should walk you through the initial set-up. After you have created your unique details, you are able to enter it on various smartphones and other mobile devices. If you want to activate your system, tap the shield icon. You also have the ability to access all components from the app, including cameras, sensors, and home automation components.

Access Your System From Anywhere

A home security app on your cell phone gives you the ability to manage integrated equipment within your residence with an easy tap of your finger. Did you fail to engage the front door lock when you left? Just open ADT Control. You are able to set your alarm, view cameras, alter light levels, increase or decrease the thermostat, by using the correct icon inside the app. Then receive instant alerts on your cell phone if any of your security devices detect an issue.

Keep Eyes On Your Property

If you control your Tuscaloosa home security system with your phone, you have a real-time glimpse into your residence and surroundings when cameras are active. Access live views from all your security cameras straight from your phone, and save shorter segments or an image, and access longer videos as you wish. In the event people show up – the postal worker, a salesman, or a family member -- just use the 2-way audio functionality to give them instructions.

Go Advanced With Custom Schedules and Geo-Services

Through the main menu, you can explore a range of high-tech settings. Set schedules for your smart thermostat, door and window sensors, lighting, and more by creating a customized scene. By using this feature, you can program how your components operate with each other, and when you would like them to engage or turn off. Create a end-of-day scene that switches off the common-area smart lights, turns on the outside entrance light, turns down the thermostat, and arms your overall security alarm. Next, you can customize a morning scene that reverts the settings when you need to get your household going.

If you want to go even more high-tech, you could activate geo-services from your central command center or smartphone. You can now have your home “shut-down” by locking the doors, turning off the smart lights, and turning on your security alarm when you drive away. Upon your return after another day in the office, your home will come alive by automatically opening the garage and turning off the alarms.

Get The Power Of ADT Control In Tuscaloosa With One Simple Phone Call

Finally, you can leave your property with peace of mind knowing your residence is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than ever before. Just call (205) 315-0267 or fill in the form on this page and a security rep will help you build the ideal home security system for your property -- complete with ADT Control.