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Keep Tabs on Your Home Security from Your Smartphone

  • September 26, 2011 11:29 am

As the saying goes, there’s a mobile application for nearly anything lately, from those for music like Shazam to social check-in sites like Foursquare. Mobile apps also include innovative platforms that help homeowners monitor their property when they’re away. One such product is ADT Pulse, an iPhone app that is part of the ADT home security line of merchandise. Given Pulse’s capabilities, it would seem the chance to become an overlord just became a little bit easier.

Around one year old, ADT’s Pulse allows homeowners to arm and disarm their alarm systems from remote locations, survey rooms in the home via live video, raise or lower the thermostat’s temperature, adjust the lights, and even receive alerts via text message, such as notifications of a perimeter breach. The app is widely accessible, allowing users to do their monitoring from a laptop, a mobile browser, or their iPhones. According to Forbes, the complete Pulse package starts at $1,200, along with a $57/month fee. While the premier version of the app is hardly a steal, it might just prevent a robbery and that’s value that simply can’t be overlooked…