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6 Ways You Can Control Your Home with Video Conferencing in iPhone, iPad and Android

By Debjit on January 25th, 2013 

There are a lot of things that you can control from the convenience of your Smartphone. It has become quite the complex gadget. There is not a whole lot in and around your household that you are not able to control directly from your handheld device. There is no reason that you will have to track down the 50 different remotes that control all of the different devices throughout your household when you have a single handy handheld device.

Devices Controlled by the Smartphone


You no longer have to leave your lights on the entire time that you are gone, or have to worry about having a neighbour stop by to turn them on and off for you. You can now control the lighting in and around your home with a few taps of your fingertips.


Move over TV and Cable remotes for the ultimate universal remote. The Smartphone can now replace having a remote for your TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, and cable box. You can control everything from the volume to the channel. It is a great feature that makes finding your remote a lot easier.

Security System

You can watch your home even when you are away on a trip. Not only can you set the alarm and make adjustments, but you can also review security video directly from your mobile device. You no longer have to worry about if someone is in your house or if your cat may have set off a motion sensor. Just simply pull up the video on your device and take a look.

Adjust the Temperature

You can turn up the air on those hot summer days so that your air-conditioning unit does not have to work as hard, but still not have to come home to a hot sweaty house. You can adjust the temperate of your home directly from your Smartphone. You can turn down the temperature on your thermostat before you get home, so that the house has time to cool down before you get there. Why waste all of that energy keeping a house cool when no one is home?

Moderate Your Energy

Speaking of energy, have you ever wondered how much energy your home is expelling and wanted to find a way to reduce that? Now there is an app that will let you do just that. You no longer have to worry about where you are losing energy in your home for you will be able to monitor it and make adjustments in order to be able to lighten the stress of your utility bill.

Lock Your Doors

Worried that you did not lock your house up tight before you left for work? That is not a problem. You will be able to control your door locks with this simple app so that you can lock it up tight of unlock the door for a friend without having to get a new key made.

Video Conferencing

You no longer have to worry about losing control of things when you are no longer at the office for you can control all of the aspects of your home through your mobile devices, or you can re-create your workspace in your home.

Video conferencing is an amazing way in order to converse with coworkers, vendors, and clients, share files, and even deliver presentations. You no longer have to worry about being out of the office for a few days and missing out on that important meeting that could be the next stepping stone in your career. It won’t be long before you will no longer even have to venture to a work building if you do not want to leave your couch.

Author Bio: Michael Clark has written this article. He has a cisco reseller website which usually sells cisco products online. His leisure includes reading books and chatting with friends.


6 Ways You Can Control Your Home with Video Conferencing in iPhone, iPad and Android was originally published on on January 24, 2013 - 9:27 pm (Indian Standard Time)