The latest advances in home security don't just make your home safer, they increase its IQ.
Modern next-generation security systems let you monitor your home — break-ins, smoke, comings and goings — using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Your home can talk to you, filling you in on what's happening with specific alerts, photos and video.
Since most newer systems use cellular connections, they're more reliable than older ones that relied on traditional phone line connections. If you lose electricity and phone service, cellular systems retain power for at least 24 hours, plenty of time to alert you and a security company that there's a problem.
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