We know that sometimes getting out of the house involves looking for keys, broken blow dryers, missing shoes, kids throwing tantrums — the list goes on! On days like this we can’t blame you for forgetting to arm your security system, but we can make it easy for you to do on the go!
Using your Brinks Home Security mobile app, you can set a reminder based on your schedule (or location) to let you know if you forgot to arm your home. It also empowers you to secure your home remotely with a quick tap on your phone!
Here’s how to set up an Arming Reminder yourself in your mobile app:
Head to the top left-hand corner and click on the 3 horizontal lines, and then select 'Notifications'.
2: Turn on System Notifications
If you do not already have push notifications turned on, you'll need to complete that step first.
Under 'System Notifications' you'll find a wide range of pre-customized reminders to choose from! Choose: 'Daily Arming Reminder', which lets you know if you leave home without arming your smart home security system.
3: Set your notification time
Create a notification for after the last person typically leaves your house. If the system isn't armed by this time, you'll get an alert on your phone. (If you have Geo-Services set up, you have the option of triggering the alert when you leave your home's geo-fence.)
4: Set your notification days and add recipients
Choose the days of the week when you want this notification in effect! For example, you may not want this alert when you're sleeping in during the weekend. Once you've selected your days, click the “Add Recipient” button and choose who you want to get the alert.
Now save your notification and you're done! You won’t have to wonder if you armed your system again, because we’ll remind you.