Above all, your smartphone security mobile app should give you the best control of your home security system when you’re away. The best apps allow for you to arm and disarm your monitored security system easily using the app. You should be able to easily check the status of your system and review your system’s events from your smartphone.
Mobile App Frequently Asked Questions
How many devices can a smartphone security mobile app manage?
The number of connected devices depends on the security provider. For instance, Nest supports 50 Nest devices per home including security cameras, thermostats and carbon monoxide detectors – which can all be controlled via the Nest app. Check with your home security system provider to see if there’s a limit or visit their Support page.
Can I customize smartphone security mobile app permissions and user access?
Yes. The Admin or Owner can control all settings for the home security system including remote access. With Vivint’s app, you’ll be able to add new users and assign them as a ‘Guest’ or ‘Admin.’ You’ll then be able to select what they can control including the front door, bedrooms, doorbells and more. Each smartphone security mobile app has permission settings to make it easy to control your home whether for the nanny or visitors at your vacation home.
How much do smartphone security mobile apps cost?
Smartphone security mobile apps are normally free to download, but keep in mind they only work if you have compatible security equipment and mobile device. If not, you’ll need to purchase the right equipment to use the app. Additional accounts may vary depending on the home security system provider.