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March 01, 2022

Ways To Control Your Joliet Home Security From Your Cell Phone

Nowadays, a home security system is more than door sensors and security cameras. Your property’s protection can incorporate smart locks, flood sensors, and a range of home automation equipment. To command everything you can use your central command touchscreen when you are home. When you’re not on location, you may control your Joliet home security with a phone.

Luckily, ADT’s mobile security application makes managing your system easy to do.

Getting Started With ADT Control

The first step to controlling your Joliet home security system using your cell phone is through a download of ADT Control for your Android or Apple phone. After it’s installed, your installer should walk you through the proper settings. When you’ve decided on your unique details, you can log on using additional devices. When wanting to engage your system, press the icon in the shape of a shield. You also have the ability to access every device from your phone, including cameras, sensors, and home automation components.

Access Your System From Wherever You Are

A home security app on your cell phone allows you to control devices around your house with an easy tap of your finger. Did you fail to lock the door when leaving for the day? Simply go to ADT Control. You have the ability to set your alarm, check camera footage, alter light levels, turn up the temperature, by using the right icon in your app. You will stay connected with immediate updates on your phone in the event any of your security devices sense trouble.

Get A Better View

When you control your Joliet home security system with your phone, you can enjoy a live view of your property when cameras are turned on. Peruse live views from your surveillance system right from your mobile device, and keep short clips or an image, and playback longer segments as desired. In the event guests show up – the mail person, a salesman, or a relative -- take advantage of the two-way talk feature to give them instructions.

Go Advanced With Schedules And Geofencing

Through the central menu, you will find some advanced settings. Set schedules for your comfort levels, sensors, smart lighting, and anything else you like by creating a customized scene. In this area, you may program how your security elements communicate together, and when you want them to engage or turn off. Create a end-of-day scene that turns off all the downstairs smart lights, turns on the outside entrance light, lowers the temperature, and activates your alarms. Then customize a start-your-day scene that makes the opposite adjustments when the time comes to rise and shine.

If you’re looking for to get more technical, you could allow geo-services from your security app or touchscreen hub. You can now have your property
“shut-down” by activating locks, switching off the smart lights, and arming your security system when you leave the driveway. Then when you pull in after another day in the office, your house will come to life by automatically opening the garage and disengaging the alarms.

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

Now you’re able to go away with confidence knowing your home is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than it’s ever been. Just call (815) 242-2890 or complete the form on this page and a security rep will assist you in designing the right home security system for you -- bolstered by the incredible ADT Control app.