Lots of New 'Smart' Features for Home Security Systems
In an era dominated by smart mobile devices, security systems also are becoming more intelligent.
They enable customers to use phones, tablets and computers to turn alarms off and on from remote locations, as well as to receive text or other alerts if something is awry in the residence. People can also use their devices to control lights, heating and cooling systems, doors and small appliances.
"The idea is a system that lets you control your entire home environment," said Eric Taylor, a vice president with Pacheco-based Bay Alarm.