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The Best Use of Your Smartphone: Home Security

Author: Cory Bolton
Published: December 20, 2018

Nowadays, everything is smart. Our phones, our homes. You’ve already likely heard about smart homes, where everything is connected and you can access it all remotely. You might even have some smart-home technology already. One of the best uses of your smartphone is still evolving: DIY home security.

This isn’t the type of system where you need a professional installation and have to type in a code every time you get home. You can set it up yourself and it already knows when you’re home or away.

Self-monitored smart home security systems run the gamut from doorbells to sensors to cameras, all linked to an app. With a handful of gadgets, you can have confidence that you’re helping keep a close eye on your house . With certain systems, facial recognition can send you a notification through an app when a family member arrives home.

But self-monitored smart home security isn’t limited to who’s going in and out of your house. Certain systems can detect the sound of a smoke alarm or identify when a door has been opened and notify you.

One of the problems with smart home technology is that there’s so much of it. You could fill your entire house with smart devices from countless different companies; it’s hard to find options that work together and are compatible with each other. It’s far easier to manage everything from a single platform, but it can be tricky to find that functionality. Honeywell Smart Home Security is at the forefront of this advancement, now fully integrated with iOS/Android, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and more on the way.

The Honeywell security system isn’t only useful when you’re away from home. If you have a baby or a pet in the other room, you can keep an eye on them through the app. And with Amazon Alexa built directly into the base station, you can ask Alexa questions, play music, and more. When you’re running out the door, simply say “Okay, Security, I’m leaving,” and the system will switch to “away” mode.

In the age of smartphones, it can be tough to keep up with every new feature and app—but Honeywell Smart Home Security gives you less to worry about, so you can spend more time doing what you want.