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Schools Out, Interactive Security Is In

  (June 17, 2011)

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 17, 2011 realizes that during the summer months, activity in a familys home is much different than during other times of the year. Kids are out of school and families are spending more time together both inside and outside the house. This means more traffic in various rooms, more doors and windows opening, and more concern for overall safety. wants to remind consumers that interactive security systems are a practical solution for protecting a home and also a family.

With remote control from a computer or smartphone, customizable security settings, real-time notifications and energy management solutions, keeping a home and family safe is simple. Consumers can adhere to five tactics for easily managing a home security system this summer:

1.    Run free
With summer weather in full effect, consumers can take greater pleasure in the great outdoors. Interactive security solutions are a breath of fresh air because free home security mobile apps and user-friendly web interfaces allow home security systems to be controlled from afar. Consumers can take advantage of the convenience offered by interactive security technology by arming and disarming the security system right from a laptop, or from an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device. As long as theres a wireless signal, consumers are set to send commands to the home security system.

2.    Treasure together-time
Bonding time doesnt just apply to families; it also applies to getting to know the ins and outs of the home security system. Interacting with the system on a daily basis can prove extremely valuable for peace of mind that the home and family are as safe as they can be and therefore the technology the system runs on is crucial. Consumers should ensure the home security system runs on reliable wireless GSM technology so that if the power goes out, the phone line gets cut or the Internet shuts down, the home is still protected.

3.    Take some snapshots
For an added level of security, take time to set up indoor and outdoor video monitoring cameras. Using a video monitoring solution that can be integrated with a home security system helps keep families and homes connected, especially when no one is home. Using security mobile apps, family members can check in on the home while out and about and even control pan-tilt cameras with just a touch. And from a computer, watch activity from multiple cameras all on one screen.

4.    Explore new activities
Stay aware of activity at the home from anywhere. Taking a summer vacation? Use a smartphone to view a complete log of event history back at the house. On a rainy day, sit down at the computer and take a few minutes to set up customized email and text message notifications to find out via email or text message if theres activity in sensitive areas. That way, its convenient to keep an eye on doors and windows, medicine or liquor cabinets, drawers and safes.

5.    Stay cool
Beat the heat at the swimming pool, or simply set up the thermostats at the house to automatically adjust based on the familys daily routines with home automation and home energy management integrated with a security system. Use triggers like day of week, time of day and the status of the security system to help save energy and also keep the home running efficiently. For example, set the thermostats to turn down an hour before the kids get home from camp. With security mobile apps, users can adjust the temperature of the home at their leisure and also view the current temperature on-the-go.

Flexible, interactive security solutions make enjoying family time a breeze. Greater control over home security systems allows families to stay secure and connected. To learn more, visit

About, founded in 2000, is the industry leading technology provider of interactive security solutions. Through advanced wireless monitoring, mobile and web-based services, and a proven hosted services platform, helps protect hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial customers throughout the United States and Canada. Alarm.coms products and services are offered exclusively through a network of over 2,000 licensed and authorized Security Dealers. Alarm.coms headquarters is located in Vienna, VA. For more information, visit


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