[:en]Whether you’re spending the day hiking through Elk Island National Park or just running to the store for a carton of milk, you want to know that your home is secure when you’re not there. There’s nothing worse than that itchy feeling in the back of your mind that your belongings aren’t locked up as tight as they could be. Luckily, home security technology allows you to keep an eye on your house and manage your security system from anywhere on the globe. Here are some fantastic features that you can use right from your smartphone that you might not even know were possible!

Live Video Surveillance

If someone comes knocking on your door late at night, you might want to take a peek before opening up. The video surveillance feature means you’ll never have to open your door to a stranger again, and because you can review past footage, perusing who’s been to your house throughout the day or the week has never been easier. This can be especially helpful for parents who want to know what time their kids are coming home from school or from a night out, or to make sure the babysitter isn’t inviting friends over when you’re not around.

Temperature Controls

There are a lot of great security features that follow connecting your home’s systems together, but the benefits don’t stop there. The app can also save you a lot of time and money by allowing remote access to various appliances in your smart home like the lights and the thermostat. Controlling the temperature of your home through your smart thermostat is something you won’t be able to imagine having ever lived without. You’ll be able to lower the temperature in the winter and turn it up an hour before coming home, saving lots of cash and ensuring optimal comfort. In the summer, you’ll be able to monitor the temperature to make sure the kids aren’t cranking up the AC.

Unique Access Codes

This feature is perfect for busy parents who may have babysitters, grandparents, clarinet teachers, or math tutors running in and out of the house at any given time. Keeping track of all the foot traffic can be tough, but now you can program unique access codes for each person who’s coming over when you’re not there. Everyone who arrives to your home when you’re not around will have to enter his or her own specific code to get inside. You’ll never have to worry about your kids opening the door to strangers again, because only authorized guests will be able to enter. This feature also allows you to track arrival times and lets you know exactly who’s home and when. In this way, you’ll never have to be home to let the babysitter or housecleaner in, and you’ll also see if they’re arriving punctually.

Smart home technology is providing Canadians with peace of mind and greater control over their lives. You don’t need to deal with that nagging feeling of insecurity anymore. Safety for your loved ones and a stress-free future for you is just a click away![:]