This post was originally published on February 8, 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

In the fast-moving business world, your mobile device gives you the power to stay connected to your employees, partners and critical business information, no matter where you are in the world.

More than that, your smartphone can grant you real-time access to your security system from anywhere, so you can respond immediately to security threats, such as break-ins, burglaries or unauthorized access.

Due to the Coronavirus, many businesses are maintaining smaller in-person workforces with the majority of employees working from home. With less staff and potentially less security on location, the ability to keep an eye on things remotely is more crucial than ever.

A smartphone can be your strongest security tool, but only if you know how to properly leverage its capabilities. Learn the benefits of using your smartphone to enhance business security.

1. Closely Monitor Business Properties

Monitor your property with ease by pairing your smartphone with smart video surveillance cameras. Using the mobile app, you can keep a close eye on your single or multi-site business to:

2. Receive Real-Time Threat Alerts

Real-time mobile alerts let you respond immediately to hazardous events, such as burglaries or fires, and dispatch appropriate authorities. Set up mobile notifications for the following events:

  • A surveillance camera is triggered by unusual activity to begin recording an event.
  • An individual has accessed a restricted area.
  • A monitored alarm, image sensor or glass-break detector is triggered. 
  • A security system setting has been changed.

3. Manage Your Security System from Anywhere

Mobile business solutions give you the freedom to manage and control your security system from any web-enabled device. Using your smartphone, you have the ability to:

With the power to control your security system remotely, your phone is a valuable asset to ensure your business is protected against threats—especially in the COVID era.

Contact a member of our expert security team to learn more about how you can leverage your smartphone to better protect