If you have a smartphone, you already know how easy it is to surf the web and send emails or receive texts. But you can also use your phone to monitor your home.
Several companies now offer a subscription service that allows you to lock or unlock your front door, raise or lower the thermostat on your heating or cooling system, monitor inside or outside with web cameras, and even turn on lights or other electronics remotely.
You can even receive emails and text alerts when a door is opened, so you know precisely when the kids get home from school or when a service technician has arrived.
With a smartphone monitoring system, you never have to come home to a dark house. And, with the push of a button, the temperature inside will always be just right.