Home Security Systems from
As we get close to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays,
more and more folks are now able to monitor their homes as they
travel to visit relatives all over the country.
Affordable technology in home security systems is now
available so that you can get live video feed of your house
through the web in addition to monitoring temperature settings
"You can see anything that's going on from anywhere in the
world," says Jane Margolis of Las Vegas. Homeowners can even
set it up so text messages or e-mails can be sent to them when
something goes wrong at home.
Jim Kilpatrick from ADT said a customer was on vacation
recently when he got a message that his front door was open, so
he confirmed it by logging on to the web to look at his camera
feed. It turns out to be true so he was able to call the next
door neighbor to close the door!
Las Vegas resident Jane Margolis uses her cell phone to check
her house several times a day. Her home security system offers
live video feed from inside the house into her IPhone. She can
also arm/disarm her home security system from remote.
Homeowners can monitor the weather, their heating and cooling
units and other household systems while traveling. Cameras show
whether it's snowing or raining on the driveway, so you can
decide whether to call a plowing service for example.
Other homeowners set their systems to alert them if the furnace
stops working, or if events inside the house can lead to water
damage such as flooding or frozen pipes.
Most of these systems can be set to turn on lights when you get
home, or set the temperature to your preference before you get
into the house.
Average costs for these systems are going down to less than a
$1,000. Monitoring fees can run you around $30-$50 per month.
If you are handy, you can even do it yourself at a much lower
cost using products and devices such as the X10.