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March 01, 2022

Tips To Control Your Chico Home Security Using Your Smartphone

These days, a home security system goes beyond alarms and sensors. Security may include integrated smoke detectors, smart lights, and a range of home automation equipment. To manage it all you can utilize your convenient touchscreen interface when you are on site. When you’re not on location, you have the ability to control your Chico home security with a phone.

Thankfully, the responsive ADT cell phone app makes remote access and scheduling a simple process.

How To Get Started With ADT Control

To begin controlling your Chico home security system using your cell phone is by getting ADT Control for your Apple or Android device. At installation, your rep will instruct you through the proper settings. Once you have established your username and password credentials, you may log on using additional smartphones and other mobile devices. If you want to activate your system, press the icon in the shape of a shield. You are able to access any connected equipment from the app, including cameras, sensors, and home automation components.

Control Your Devices From Anywhere

A home security app on your cell phone gives you the ability to control integrated equipment throughout your home with a simple finger swipe. Forgot to lock the door on the way out? Just open ADT Control. You are able to set your alarm, view cameras, turn lights on or off, increase or decrease the temperature, by using the right icon within the app. Then receive instant alerts on your phone when any of your security devices sense trouble.

Get A Better View

If you control your Chico home security system with your phone, you have an actual video feed of your property if your surveillance is active. Access live footage from any connected camera right from your mobile device, and save short clips or an image, and access lengthier recordings as you wish. In the event guests stop at your house – the mail carrier, an Amazon or Grubhub driver, or a relative -- simply utilize the two-way talk feature to talk with them.

Increase Functionality With Schedules And Geofencing

Through the primary menu, you will find several advanced options. Use scheduling your smart thermostat, door and window sensors, lighting, and whatever else you want through the use of a customized scene. In this area, you are able to program how devices communicate together, and when you would like them to engage or turn off. Set a bedtime scene that switches off all the common-area smart lighting, activates the exterior entry light, reduces the thermostat, and arms your alarm system. Next, you can generate a start-your-day scene that makes the opposite adjustments when you need to get out of bed.

If you would like even more control, you can allow geo-services from the main hub or the app. Now, you can have your home “shut-down” by locking the doors, shutting off the lights, and engaging your alarms when you leave the driveway. When you arrive from your long day on the job, your home will come to life by automatically putting up the garage door and disengaging your security system.

Get The Power Of ADT Control In Chico By Speaking With Our Security Experts

You can finally walk out your front door with peace of mind as you know your house is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than it’s ever been. All you have to do is reach out to (530) 205-3977 or fill in the form below and a one of our security specialists will guide you toward the perfect home security system for you -- complete with ADT Control.