LifeShield Brings Security To Smartphones
LifeShield Security is making it easier to protect and monitor your home while on-the-go with the Sept. 28 release of its new smartphone application.
The smartphone app allows LifeShield customers to use their iPhone, Blackberry, or Droid phone to monitor and activate their wireless home or office security network with the push of a button, from anywhere in the world.
Since LifeShield's launch in 2004, users had control of their security grid while at home through a handset, console, and remote keychain, or online. Now a customer can lounge on a beach thousands of miles away and still remotely arm or disarm the system, or snap a picture from a home security camera. With the app the user can also remotely add or remove special codes for visitors.
Neil Brown is the Director of Software Development at LifeShield. The smartphone app is LifeShield’s way of staying on top of technological trends and consumer wants, Brown said.
“People are using mobile devices for everything these days,” he told TechNewsDaily. “Everyone’s got a cell phone with them at all times. They wanted to be able to control and view their security systems through mobile devices."
The LifeShield app is designed to give users the same peace of mind without tying them to a desk. "It’s very convenient to be able to look at your cell phone see what’s going on and not have to be in front of a PC," Brown said.
LifeShield takes precautions to ensure the security of not just the user's home , but also his mobile identity: the app does not store any passwords, and requires a login for use. Navigating away from the app will log the user out. In addition, the app runs on a secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol, the same encryption used on Internet browsers. All mobile correspondence directly links the user’s device to LifeShield’s call center, protecting web traffic from being intercepted.
The LifeShield smartphone app is available as a free download from LifeShield.com.