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Reasons Why you Need a Home Security System Part 4

Reason #4 – To Control Your Home Remotely

Have you ever had that panic moment of whether of not you turned on the alarm system, or turned off all the lights?? Now there’s an app for that, in a manner of speaking.

Most home security systems can alert you – via text or e-mail – when there’s activity in your home that you want to know about.  For example, you can get alerts every time someone enters your home, the basement light goes on, or every time your liquor cabinet opens.

latchkeykidMany systems even allow you to view live video feeds from your home online or on your phone, like the systems we install here at Hawkeye. And if you’re a working parent who wants to keep tabs on when your kids come and leave the house, we have alarm systems that will allow you to do just that.

We have a system that will send a picture  or alert you of a video of your child returning from school to your e-mail or phone. Yes, this does sound a little like “Big Brother,” but when it comes to the safety of your home and family, it’s probably best to be overly cautious, especially if you cannot be there when your kid get homes. This is the next best thing for a of parents.

And if you’re worried you’ll start to get annoyed by the alerts and notifications, you’ll be happy to know that they’re completely customizable, so you can tone them down or turn them off completely.