Home Security, There's An App For That

Hearing the sound, it kind of comes off like a robot. The sound being the front door of Gene Moore's home locking. He touched a button on his phone screen in the dinning room and then the sound echos through the house as the door locks.

He has an app for his home security system. The Omaha company he uses is SEi, and the app he pays for is called In Touch.

It's become a big hit in this five member family.

"When I am half way down the driveway and I think, 'Oh I forgot to set the alarm.' Uh then I can just do it from my phone," said Stephanie Moore, wife.

As her husband swipes his finger across the screen, lights turn on and off, the doors lock, the temperature goes up and down, and he can even monitor some rooms where cameras are set up.

It's a type of monitoring most security companies across the U.S. are evolving too; a home security system a homeowner can control from any device that connects to the internet.

The Moore's love this type of system for several reasons.

"I'm a little OCD about the doors being locked and the garage door being shut.," said Stephanie.

Plus, "There have been break-ins out here," said Gene.

Being able to access their home security so easily brings comfort to this family.

"I couldn't imagine not having it, I sleep so much better, especially with three kids," said Stephanie.

The cost of these systems depends on the company and the amount of controls set in the house. But most plans start around $300 for installation and then have an additional monthly fee.

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