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March 01, 2022

How To Control Your Chicago Home Security With Your Phone

These days, a home security system goes beyond alarms and sensors. Your home defense may include CO detectors, smart lighting, and a range of home automation components. To command everything you can use your touchscreen hub when you are home. If you’re away, you can control your Chicago home security with a phone.

Luckily, the responsive ADT cell phone app makes managing your system a simple process.

Taking the First Steps With ADT Control

To start controlling your Chicago home security system using your cell phone is by getting the ADT Control app for your Android or Apple phone. At installation, your ADT representative should walk you through the basic configuration. After you’ve decided on your log-in information, you may log on using various phones or tablets. When wanting to engage your system, touch the shield icon. You can also access any connected equipment from the app, including window and door sensors, smart locking and lights, and video cameras.

Access Your System From Anywhere

A home security app on your cell phone gives you the ability to control devices around your house with the effortless touch of your finger. Did you remember to lock the door when leaving for the day? Just open the ADT Control App. You are able to activate your overall home security, check camera footage, adjust the lights, increase or decrease your HVAC, by hitting the correct icon in your app. Then receive instant alerts on your phone if any of your security devices detect an issue.

Improve Your View

By controlling your Chicago home security system with your phone, you can get a live video feed of your property wherever a camera is active. Explore live video from any connected camera directly from your phone, and record short clips or still images, and watch more extensive videos as desired. If guests show up – the mail carrier, an Amazon or Grubhub driver, or a friend -- simply utilize the 2-way audio feature to talk with them.

Get the Most Out of Your System With Scheduling And Geofencing

When you go to the primary menu, you can explore several high-tech features. Use scheduling your comfort levels, sensors, smart lighting, and whatever else you want by creating a custom scene. Here, you can designate how your security elements interact with each other, and when you would like them to engage or turn off. Create a end-of-day scene that shuts down your main living area smart lights, activates the exterior entry light, turns down the comfort levels, and arms your alarm system. Then generate a morning scene that does the opposite when it’s time to rise and shine.

If you’re looking for to go even more high-tech, you might activate geo-services from your security app or touchscreen hub. By doing so, you can have your home “shut-down” by locking the doors, shutting off the smart lights, and arming your security alarm when you leave the driveway. Then when you pull in after a long day’s work, your property will come to life by automatically putting up the garage door and disarming your security system.

Take Advantage Of ADT Control In Chicago By Speaking With Our Security Experts

You can finally go away with certainty knowing your residence is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than ever before. All you have to do is reach out to (312) 319-8662 or complete the following form and a security rep will guide you toward the perfect home security system for your unique needs -- bolstered by the incredible ADT Control app.