Switch on/off lights and appliances: Your home security system can sometimes double as a home automation system as well. You can use your computer or smartphone to switch on and off lights and other appliances linked to your security system.
With a few simple steps, you can turn these devices on and off in real-time. You can even set a particular time of the day when to turn on/off these devices, and even adjust how some of them function (ex.: thermostats).