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Introducing the Smart, Safe Home iPad App

Our new iPad app has launched!  While the app doesn’t offer any additional functionality (because the current app offers full control already), it does make the experience a lot better by taking advantage of the full resolution of that beautiful new display on the iPad. Here are some of the reasons why we like controlling our home from our iPad:

  • The big screen: Let’s face it; the iPad screen is beautiful and offers a lot of room to have multiple controls and notifications on one screen. Now you can navigate your system remotely without having to tap through multiple screens, which makes the experience a bit faster and more fluid.  The app also works seamlessly in landscape and portrait mode.
  • Multiple video feeds: Now you can view all your video feeds simultaneously and enjoy much easier access to pan and tilt controls and recordings. You can quickly open, delete, or protect triggered video clips—all on the same screen.
  • Centralized access: Along with multiple video clips, the iPad also allows you to control everything in your home all at once. You can check the status of your locks, thermostat, lights, and appliances and change their status quickly, each  on their own screen. You can also see all of your lights and Z-Wave appliances with limited scrolling.
  • System history: As you click around on the app, it will show you the history of related items and help you remember where you’ve been and what you’ve changed. The app also allows you to sort your saved video clips with event and video filters.  The system history will automatically adjust and scroll to show the history events related to the screen you are currently viewing.

Nothing can take the place of a picture though.


You can arm or disarm your home right from your iPad. You can see the history of what has happened with the system on the right side of the screen.


Raise or lower your thermostat remotely.


Lock or unlock the door remotely. You might want to let a serviceperson into your home while you are away. You can also see when the door was locked or unlocked in the right side of the screen.

Electrical Items Such as Lights

You can control lights and other electrical items from your iPad. Turn lights on or off – or even dim the bulbs. Or you might want to turn a coffeepot on before you come home.


Cameras can be added to your system very easily. Check on kids or pets while you’re away.

Our job is to provide essential services to homeowners. one of those essential services is home security and automation. We provide affordable home automation to help protect families, allow them to use energy more wisely and simplify their lives.

About Burns & McBride

The Burns & McBride Smart, Safe Home system uses Z-wave technology to tie things like locks, thermostats and lights together so that you can control them whether you are home or away. Burns & McBride has been providing essential home services since 1949. To learn more about Burns & McBride’s Smart, Safe Home can help you – callus at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at www.burnsandmcbride.com

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