Smartphone Apps represent the latest development in security systems. The functionality of Apps has helped to make security system checks convenient both for the Installer and the End User.
With a 24-7 remote monitoring facility now being offered by many security companies; business and home owners can keep track of their premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and manage the security of their properties efficiently.
The functionality of smartphone security has made security checks a lot quicker and simpler than ever before, and what’s more, they help to provide peace of mind.
Many companies are beginning to implement remote monitoring via mobile devices as part of their security provisions, here we’ve listed the advantages of doing so:
1. Remote Monitoring
Remote monitoring allows your customers to monitor their security system from anywhere in the world, all at the touch of a button. They can save themselves time, increase productivity, and feel safe in the knowledge that their premises are being looked after by their security system. This remote functionality gives them the ability to respond to issues whenever they occur and be alerted to emergencies as they happen.
The convenience of receiving alarms and notifications straight to your mobile device (via email alerts or message notifications) is a great selling point and one most small business owners or key holders will find to be a desirable feature.
Remote monitoring also allows security system Installers and Service Engineers to troubleshoot and problem-solve customers’ systems before they get to the site. Being able to diagnose the problem before arriving on-site can save hours of time as well as avoiding wasted journeys.
2. Activations and Alerts
With the convenience of handheld devices, site managers and owners can gain all activations and alerts from alarm systems straight to their smartphone. Notifications can also be audibly announced by the device, ensuring they never miss unwarranted activity and know the status of their security system at all times.
Does a security system need maintenance work? Has it malfunctioned? Fitting a security system that sends alerts to a mobile app is a dream to Security System Engineers as it enables them to find out about hardware problems before their customers do.
3. Manage Multiple Locations at Once
Gone are the days of monitoring just one security area remotely. Now your customers can monitor multiple security points across multiple zones.
Alarms can be set over several sites, and you can even set up inhibited areas not to be protected by the alarm. For instance, if you’ve been told that certain areas will be in use at certain times of the day, the alarm can be deactivated in those zones at those times.
4. Instruct Security Systems from A Distance
Having remote access to a network means your customers don’t have to be continually on-site in order to stay on top of things. If they need to work from home, remote access means they can see the status of security devices from their mobile.
Never again will you risk outages from lack of access thanks to mobile network monitoring, keeping your customers security systems at their fingertips 24/7. Mobile security management allows security system owners to arm and disarm their systems, lock and unlock doors, providing an overall convenient and effective security solution.