Nothing is more important than keeping your belongings and the people who matter most to you safe and secure, even when you can’t be close by. Thanks to today’s technology, there are many steps you can take to keep your home safe even when you aren’t at home or even in town. Wireless home security systems allow you to turn your alarm on or off with the touch of a button. Depending on the system you use, you can trigger an alarm that lets authorities know there is an emergency through the use of your iPhone, iPad or computer.

Honeywell security is a leading company in providing energy-efficient solutions for heating and air conditioning. Now, they offer state-of-the-art Z-Wave enabled thermostats that work with security alarm systems so that your home is always comfortable when you are there but conserves energy when you are not. These thermostats can automatically adjust every time you arm or disarm your security system so that your entire family is safe and comfortable while you save energy and money by only using treated air when it is needed. Operating your security system from your iPhone or other media device means that you can control both your home security and your thermostat from any location.

Using your phone or computer as your remote lets you have peace of mind. Getting ready to travel out of town can be hectic, with lots of details to keep in mind. It’s easy to get miles away when you realize you might not have locked the house. Having the ability to check your door locks remotely and lock them if needed means getting your mind back on the business at hand, even if it is a relaxing vacation, without the worry of not knowing. You can also set up a lighting schedule so that it looks like you are still at home, even when you are in another state, turn off appliances,

If you want to see if the kids are home for school, there are residential security systems that let you view the camera view from your phone or iPad. If someone uses the PIN to get inside, set it up so that you get an alert and you can make sure that only those who are supposed to be inside your home have gained access. Otherwise, you can use the alert feature to let authorities know that there is an intruder in your home.

Making the right choice from the many security systems for the home is the first step in creating a secure home that is protected from intruders and fire. Combining the right apps with your system will add features to let you increase security, minimize your energy use, and maximize comfort. Thanks to the latest technology, your home doesn’t have to be at a greater risk just because you are away.