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March 01, 2022

How To Control Your Columbia Home Security Using Your Smartphone

These days, a home security system has more features than keypads and alarms. Your property’s protection might now involve integrated smoke detectors, smart lights, and a range of home automation components. To manage it all you can utilize your central command touchscreen when you are on site. Or, you may control your Columbia home security with a phone.

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

Getting Started With ADT Control

To start controlling your Columbia home security system using your cell phone is by getting the ADT Control app for your Apple or Android device. Once the download is complete, your installer can guide you through the basic configuration. When you’ve decided on your unique details, you are able to log on using other smartphones and other mobile devices. When wanting to engage your system, press the easy-to-identify shield. You are able to access all components from this convenient interface, including window and door sensors, smart locking and lights, and video cameras.

Gain Remote Access From Anywhere

A home security app on your cell phone gives you the ability to control devices throughout your home with the effortless touch of your finger. Forgot to secure the front door when you left? All you have to do is open your ADT mobile app. You can activate your overall home security, see live video feeds, alter light levels, turn up the temperature, by hitting the right icon within the app. You can even get immediate updates on your cell phone if any of your components are triggered.

Keep Eyes On Your Property

By controlling your Columbia home security system with your phone, you can get a live view of your interior and exterior when cameras are active. Peruse live video from all your security cameras right from your phone, and keep short video snapshots or a single image, and playback longer videos as you like. Then when guests show up – the mail carrier, a salesman, or a friend -- just use the bi-directional audio capability to give them instructions.

Increase Functionality With Schedules And Geofencing

When you go to the central menu, you will find a range of advanced options. Schedule your smart thermostat, door and window sensors, lighting, and more by designing a customized scene. Here, you can designate how your components communicate with one another, and when you want them to turn on or off. Make a bedtime scene that shuts down all the common-area smart bulbs, activates the exterior entry light, reduces the temperature, and arms your overall security alarm. Then set a start-your-day scene that does the opposite when it’s time to rise and shine.

If you want to go even more high-tech, you could turn on geo-services from your central command center or smartphone. Now, you can have your property
“shut-down” by locking the doors, turning off the lighting, and engaging your security alarm when you leave the driveway. Then when you pull in following another day in the office, your home will come to life by automatically raising the garage door and disengaging the alarms.

Take Advantage Of ADT Control In Columbia With One Simple Phone Call

Finally, you can leave your property with certainty as you know your home is [[safer|more secure|better protected] than ever before. All you have to do is reach out to (803) 380-6011 or submit the form below and a security rep will assist you in designing the right home security system for your property -- complete with ADT Control.