Over the past decade, mobile applications have become a mainstay in the home security industry. Thanks to technology advancements and lifestyle benefits, demand for mobile security capabilities is higher than ever. A 2023 Statista report indicates the number of homes that utilize smart home technology worldwide reached 360 million in 2023 and is projected to reach over 750 million by 2028.

With the prevalence of smart home technology at an all-time high, we wanted to share some of the notable mobile capabilities you get with modern home security systems.  

1. Remote Access

The most prominent capability provided by modern smart home security systems is remote access. Homeowners can access and control their security systems remotely from their desktops or smartphones, providing added peace of mind and convenience, whenever and wherever.

Did you forgot to activate your system before leaving? Log in from your phone to turn it on, instead of turning the car around. Are you wondering if your kids made it home from school? Simply pull up your home security cameras online to check. These are just a few examples of what is possible.

2. Live Video Streaming

Another incredibly popular feature with modern systems is streaming online video via your preferred device. Live video streaming provides convenience and accessibility whenever you’re not home. For instance, when you’re gone one for a week traveling, you do a quick video sweep of your home to make sure everything is in order.

Streaming video extends beyond pure security benefits and offers lifestyle benefits too. You can remotely check in on kids, elderly parents, pets, babysitters, contractors, and the like—all from your smartphone or computer.

3. Real-Time Alerts

Smart home security systems allow you to set up custom triggers that alert you via email or SMS messaging in real time as activities transpire. For example, an alert is sent when there’s suspicious movement in your backyard. You can pull up a live-video feed to determine if it’s a real threat or just the neighbor’s dog on the loose.

The ability to receive real-time alerts adds an extra layer of vigilance, making your smart security system a comprehensive solution for safeguarding your property and loved ones. There are a wide range of alerts you can set up, giving you great flexibility and control and allows you to take appropriate actions when needed.

4. Location-Based Services

You can sync the global positioning system (GPS) in your smartphone with your system to open a realm of possibilities. Tailor your security settings to dynamically respond based on your precise location. For example, your security system will automatically arm itself the moment you leave your property to go to work, get groceries, pick up the kids, etc.

Conversely, as you arrive home, your home security system can seamlessly disarm itself, allowing you to enter without inputting codes on keypads. By harnessing these capabilities, you can effortlessly integrate your daily movements with an intelligent and responsive home security infrastructure. It's a nuanced approach to protection that aligns with your lifestyle.

5. Home Automation

Interactive services allow you to seamlessly automate key aspects of your smart home environment, including heating, cooling, lighting, and more. Put your lights on timers so that they turn on and off when you’re away to ward off burglars. Have your thermostat go lower when you’re at work or asleep. Trigger the hall light to turn on inside the home when you’re garage door opens so you don’t have to enter a dark home.

The possibilities are open to your imagination. Cultivate an environment that aligns with your lifestyle. These tailored automations give much greater control over your home management system and helps increase the safety of you and your family.

To harness the full potential of your smart home security system, work with a provider who can walk you through the process and provide customized solutions tailored to your needs. For more information, the team at Vector Security is always happy to help. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of a smart home security.