Connected Home Security is Smart

How would you like to carry on a conversation with your home while you’re away? Get the latest scoop is on its safety and security? Schlage, America’s most trusted lock brand, wants you to get connected to your home.

1H With today’s home security technology, the internet and your smartphone, you can do just that. Don’t assume you have to hassle with a dozen apps to be able to check in on your home while away. Using portable devices, you can monitor your house with an all-in-one app.

The monthly fee for the all-in-one application can be free to upwards of $30 to $50 depending on the scope of a home security and automation system, but it’s well worth it. With a central app, you’ll be able to receive alerts regarding sounds, motions, smoke, carbon monoxide, power outages, break-ins, just about everything that pertains to the smooth operation of your home and property.

The Automated Home

In addition to monitoring your home for safety status, you can also use the app for controlling features like lighting (switching on and off, dimming), raising the thermostat, etc. All this will help you save on your utility bills.

Imagine: You’re in the middle of an event somewhere and you just realized you forgot to lock the front door. No problem; whip out your smartphone and do it right there in your seat.

And don’t forget about key codes that you can give to people who need to enter your house such as dog walkers or service technicians. The Touchscreen Deadbolt from Schlage offers the latest technology.

How much does all of this cost each year in the U.S.? More and more people are using this technology, so it’s not surprising that the combination of installations, the equipment and the recurring fees amount to up to $10 billion. However, over the next 10 years, expect this cost to double, because the projection is that 30 percent of homes will be set up with smart security.

Robert Siciliano home security expert to Schlage discussing home security and identity theft on TBS Movie and a Makeover. Disclosures. For Roberts FREE ebook text- SECURE Your@emailaddress -to 411247.