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March 01, 2022

How To Control Your Columbia Home Security Using Your Phone

In today’s world, a home security system has more features than alarms and sensors. Security might include integrated smoke detectors, smart lights, and a whole host of home automation components. To control everything you can use your touchscreen hub when you are on site. If you’re away, you can control your Columbia home security with a phone.

Luckily, the responsive ADT cell phone app makes interacting with your devices a breeze.

Getting Started With ADT Control

The first step to controlling your Columbia home security system using your cell phone is through a download of the ADT security app for your mobile device. Once the download is complete, your installer should walk you through the basic configuration. When you’ve decided on your unique information, you can log on using additional smartphones and other mobile devices. If you want to activate your system, press the easy-to-identify shield. You are able to access all components from your phone, including window and door sensors, smart locking and lights, and video cameras.

Control Your Devices From Wherever You Are

A home security app on your mobile device gives you the ability to control components around your house with the effortless touch of your finger. Did you remember to engage the front door lock when you left? Just open your ADT mobile app. You have the ability to activate your overall home security, check camera footage, alter light levels, increase or decrease the thermostat, by touching the right icon in your app. You can even get automatic notifications on your mobile device when any of your security devices are triggered.

Improve Your View

By controlling your Columbia home security system with your phone, you can enjoy a live view of your interior and exterior when cameras are active. Peruse live video from any connected camera straight from your cell phone, and save shorter segments or a single image, and watch lengthier videos as you like. If guests show up – the mail carrier, a salesman, or a friend -- take advantage of the bi-directional audio capability to talk with them.

Get the Most Out of Your System With Scheduling And Geofencing

When you go to the central menu, you will find some high-tech features. Use scheduling your smart thermostat, door and window sensors, lighting, and whatever else you want by designing a customized scene. In this area, you may program how your components communicate with one another, and when you would like them to turn on or off. Set a bedtime scene that shuts down your downstairs smart bulbs, activates the outside entrance light, reduces the comfort levels, and arms your overall security alarm. Then set a wake-up scene that does the opposite when you need to get your household going.

If you would like to get more technical, you can activate geo-services from your central command center or smartphone. By doing so, you can have your property
prepare itself by operating locks, switching off the lights, and turning on your security system when you depart for work. Then when you pull in following another day in the office, your property will come alive by automatically putting up the garage door and disengaging the alarms.

Reap The Benefits Of ADT Control In Columbia With One Simple Phone Call

Now you’re able to walk out your front door with confidence knowing your home is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than ever before. All you have to do is reach out to (573) 203-3048 or submit the form below and a one of our security specialists will help you build the ideal home security system for your unique needs -- complete with ADT Control.