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Remote Access: Controlling your iDevices smart home, even if you're not home

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The ability to access and monitor the modern-day home from anywhere is too often taken for granted. Rewind 30, 20, or even just 15 years and the premise of controlling a home's lighting, accessories, and thermostat from absolutely anywhere with a mobile device would be met with skepticism.

Whether you’re using an iOS or Android device, you can securely access and control iDevices products on-the-go via the iDevices Connected app. For iOS users, the pre-installed Home app is another remote access option since iDevices products are HomeKit compatible. Both options give you the same functionality. It’s all about preference.

Either way, there’s no setup involved. Thanks to iDevices’ encrypted IoT infrastructure, you can take advantage of remote access immediately. On iOS, remote access even extends to voice control with Siri. Just set up your HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub.

Unsure how you can benefit from remote access? Let’s dig into a few scenarios:

Manage your home on the road – or from the beach.

Whether your job takes you on the road, or you just love to travel, it’s hard to overstate the benefit of being able to control things in your home from a beach chair on an island in the middle of nowhere. If a cold snap hits while you’re away, bump up the temperature a few degrees to keep the pipes from freezing. Left that one light on during the mad rush to the airport? No problem, just use your smartphone. We've got your back. 

Cover for the kids, even if you’re under the covers.

For all the parents out there, you know every second of rest is coveted (and so necessary). So when little Tommy leaves the TV or lights on at night and you’re already cozy under the covers, walking around the house flipping switches is the last thing you need. Thankfully, you’re trusty smartphone is on your bedside table. Just shut the lights and TV off from bed and get some sleep!

Work from home? More like home from work.

If you’re feeling the heat at work, you don't want to come home to a steaming hot house too. Turn down the temperature from your smartphone before leaving so your home can cool down to the perfect temperature. If you’re expecting a package and stuck in the office, you can turn on your porch lights remotely so it’s delivered right where you want it. As a bonus, the light serves as a deterrent for anyone thinking about snagging your package.

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