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March 01, 2022

Ways To Control Your Des Moines Home Security Using Your Cell Phone

Nowadays, a home security system is more than alarms and sensors. Security might incorporate smart locks, flood sensors, and a range of home automation equipment. To manage it all you can use your central command touchscreen when you are at your property. Or, you have the ability to control your Des Moines home security with a phone.

Fortunately, the ADT Control® home security app makes interacting with your devices easy to do.

Taking the First Steps With ADT Control

The first step to controlling your Des Moines home security system using your cell phone is by downloading ADT Control for your Apple or Android device. After it’s installed, your ADT representative will instruct you through the basic configuration. After you have created your username and password credentials, you are able to enter it on various smartphones and other mobile devices. To arm your system, touch the easy-to-identify shield. You are able to access every device from this convenient interface, including smart lights and locks, surveillance systems, and sensors.

Gain Remote Access From Any Location

A home security app on your mobile device gives you the ability to command integrated equipment around your house with an easy tap of your finger. Did you remember to engage the front door lock on the way out? All you have to do is access the ADT Control App. You can arm your system, view cameras, adjust the lights, turn up the temperature, by using the correct icon within the app. Then receive immediate updates on your cell phone in the event any of your security devices detect an issue.

Keep Eyes On Your Property

By controlling your Des Moines home security system with your phone, you have a live view of your property if your surveillance is turned on. Explore live footage from all your security cameras right from your cell phone, and save shorter segments or a single image, and access longer videos as you wish. If people stop at your house – the postal worker, a delivery driver, or a friend -- simply utilize the bi-directional audio functionality to speak with them.

Increase Functionality With Schedules And Geofencing

Through the main menu, you can explore some high-tech options. Set schedules for your comfort levels, sensors, smart lighting, and anything else you like by designing a custom scene. Here, you can designate how your security elements operate with one another, and when you want them to turn on or off. Set a end-of-day scene that switches off your downstairs smart bulbs, activates the porch light, reduces the thermostat, and engages your alarms. Then set a morning scene that does the opposite when it’s time to get your household going.

If you would like to go even more high-tech, you might activate geo-services from your security app or touchscreen hub. You can now have your residence prepare itself by operating locks, turning off the lights, and turning on your security alarm when you leave the driveway. Upon your return following another day in the office, your property will spring to action by automatically putting up the garage door and disengaging the alarms.

Take Advantage Of ADT Control In Des Moines By Speaking With Our Security Experts

Finally, you can walk out your front door with peace of mind as you know your residence is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than ever before. All you have to do is reach out to (515) 212-6493 or fill in the form on this page and a one of our security specialists will assist you in designing the ideal home security system for your unique needs -- complete with ADT Control.