Installing a home security system can ease a lot of homeowner worries, and many systems now offer even greater peace of mind with smartphone-ready features. With your mobile device you can stay connected to your home and monitor it whether you’re near or far.

ADT’s (www.adt.com) Pulse, an add-on to its standard security system, allows homeowners to arm or disarm the alarm system, control lights, and thermostats and obtain real-time video of security cameras from anywhere they have an internet connection. The system, which is available as an app for the android and iPhone, also provides a list of secure or unsecure areas, alerting users which doors or windows have been opened.

There will be more new security systems discussed in April from Honeywell to Goto Camera.