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How Does a Thermostat Work With a Security System?

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As smart home security experts, we often encounter people who are interested in how their thermostat can work with their security system. It’s a great question, and we’ll explain the benefits to having your thermostat tied into your smart home security system.

With smart home security features in a security system, you can adjust the temperature in your home on your laptop or via an app on your smartphone or tablet. This feature can be handy as you can change the temperature when you leave work and have the temperature where you want it by the time you get home.

You can also set up a schedule for your thermostat (for example, a Monday through Friday schedule to automatically adjust to 68 degrees from 8am-5pm and then increase to 74 degrees from 5pm-8am). Using the app, customers can turn the schedule off or back on through their smartphone (for example, to turn it off if they get off from work one day at 2pm and head home early).

Other benefits to thermostat scheduling include cost savings with decreased energy usage as well as peace of mind knowing your home won’t experience extreme temperatures when you’re not there, such as during a vacation or if you leave for the winter. You can also set your thermostat to automatically adjust based on the temperature outside, saving on energy costs. With thermostat scheduling, you may also qualify for reduced rates, rebates, or savings from your utility provider.