You can do a number of tasks remotely to secure your property via home automation services. With only a smartphone, you can make sure to engage all of your door and window locks. Using your tablet, you can turn on lights in a dark house to make it seem like someone is already home when you have to stay late at work. If you have a camera surveillance system, you can remotely view live camera feeds of the interior and exterior of your home while you are thousands of miles away. Camera surveillance also is helpful when you are at home because you can see who is ringing the doorbell or keep an eye on your baby in the nursery.