For families of sick or special needs individuals, this service can be used in a similar way, signaling authorities or medical professionals that assistance
is needed in the event of seizures or other medical emergencies. This feature is not standard on many home security systems, but is common enough that it can be obtained for a fee. Or, click on over to see our recommendations for the best medical alert systems. Home automation is a relatively new concept and as such it is not offered by many home security companies yet but is becoming more popular. This service allows users to access and control the lighting, thermostat and, in some cases, small appliances of the home through remote access. Some homeowners utilize this feature to shut down
heating and cooling when no one is home and log on to start it an hour or so before heading back to the home so they arrive to a comfortable home.