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March 01, 2022

How To Control Your Decatur Home Security From Your Cell Phone

Nowadays, a home security system is more than alarms and sensors. Your home defense may include smart locks, flood sensors, and a whole host of home automation devices. To control all of these elements you are able to use your touchscreen hub when you are on site. If you’re away, you may control your Decatur home security with a phone.

Luckily, ADT’s mobile security application makes managing your system a simple process.

Getting Started With ADT Control

To begin controlling your Decatur home security system using your cell phone is by getting the ADT security app for your Android or Apple phone. At installation, your rep should walk you through the initial set-up. After you’ve decided on your log-in information, you can log on using various phones or tablets. To arm your system, touch the shield icon. You can also access every device from this convenient interface, including smart lights and locks, surveillance systems, and sensors.

Control Your Devices From Wherever You Are

A home security app on your smartphone makes it easy to control integrated equipment throughout your home with a simple finger swipe. Did you remember to lock the door when leaving for the day? All you have to do is open your ADT mobile app. You have the ability to activate your overall home security, check camera footage, turn lights on or off, turn up your HVAC, by using the correct icon inside the app. Then receive immediate updates on your cell phone if any of your security devices are triggered.

Get A Better View

If you control your Decatur home security system with your phone, you can get a real-time video feed of your residence and surroundings wherever a camera is turned on. Access live video from all your security cameras right from your phone, and save short video snapshots or still images, and playback more extensive recordings as desired. Then when people arrive at your door – the mail person, a salesman, or a friend -- just use the bi-directional audio functionality to speak with them.

Increase Functionality With Schedules And Geofencing

When you go to the main menu, you will enjoy access to some modern settings. Schedule your comfort levels, sensors, smart lighting, and whatever else you want through the use of a custom scene. In this area, you can specify how your components interact together, and when you want them to turn on or off. Set a end-of-day scene that switches off the common-area smart bulbs, activates the porch light, turns down the thermostat, and engages your alarms. Next, you can customize a wake-up scene that makes the opposite adjustments when it’s time to get out of bed.

If you would like to get more technical, you could activate geo-services from the main hub or the app. You can now have your property
prepare itself by locking the doors, switching off the smart lights, and engaging your alarms when you leave the driveway. Upon your return following your long day on the job, your house will come to life by automatically putting up the garage door and turning off the alarms.

Reap The Benefits Of ADT Control In Decatur With One Simple Phone Call

You can finally walk out your front door with peace of mind knowing your residence is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than it’s ever been. All you have to do is reach out to (256) 246-8823 or complete the form on this page and a security rep will help you build the right home security system for your unique needs -- bolstered by the incredible ADT Control app.