Are you interested in protecting your family and your home by purchasing a home security system? If so, you may want to look into a system that offers the latest features in home security, and here are three newer features of systems that you might want to have.

Mobile App Controls

While remote automation is not exactly a new feature of home security, today this feature allows you to communicate with the system in your house from a computer, tablet, or cell phone. With this, you will have the ability to:

  • Turn the system on and off
  • Change the thermostat in the house
  • Control the lights
  • View video footage of the house
  • Lock and unlock doors

Imagine if you forgot something at home and needed to send someone there to get this item. If you did not want to explain to this person how to use the security system, you could remotely unlock the door and shut the alarm off. After the person retrieves this item, you could remotely lock the door and turn the alarm back on.

Water Leak Detection

Another key feature offered through home security is water leak detection. With this feature, your system will contain flood sensors. The company is likely to place one in every room in your home that contains a source of water. This includes your bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.

If there is a leak of any kind or size, the flood sensor would go off. This would not only send a signal to the security company, but it would also send you an alert on your phone or computer.

Water leaks can be devastating, especially if you do not detect them right away. This feature offers a way to find out right away if there is any type of water problem in your home.

Video Cameras

Choosing a system that includes video camera is another excellent way to protect yourself. This is something you can use simply to look at the inside of your house while you are away, but it is also a great way to:

  • Keep an eye on your pets while you are at work
  • Monitor what your babysitter is doing (or your kids or elderly parents)
  • Find out if you left something on at your house, such as the TV or coffee pot

These three features are very beneficial for many situations and families. If you are interested in learning about other features, or if you are ready to commit to protecting your family with a system like this, you can start by researching adt reviews, or reviews of other security systems. When you have an idea of what kind of alarm you want you can contact a company that offers home security.