You already own the latest in high tech home security – it’s your smart phone.

No longer just for photos, calls and Candy Crush, your phone can be used to keep your home safe and secure when you’re not home.

Here’s two ways you can use your smart phone to boost your home security.

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Use your smart phone to manage your home alarm.

The Easy Fit Smart Phone Alarm from Yale allows you to manage the security system from home.  It will alert you when the alarm is sounded and send you real time vision of the property. You can also use this same technology to control other appliances in the home like CC tv cameras, lights and even turn on the heating or cooling before you arrive home.

Turn your phone into a security record

It’s a good idea to keep records of your possessions, for insurance and security purposes. Police are more likely to recover your stolen goods if you have good evidence and records of your possessions.  Take photos of all your assets, including record serial numbers, warranties, and receipts, and you will have a thorough inventory in case anything is stolen. Store your records on the cloud so you can access them from any device.