Honeywell (, a provider of security technology, is helping consumers give their home and business security systems modern-day makeovers using some of today’s most popular mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPod touch.

The company’s Total Connect communications service — which consumers use to remotely control their security systems from Web-enabled devices such as laptops and smart phones — now provides streaming video services that allow consumers to view live video of their homes and businesses. The system notifies customers via email of security incidents such as attempted break-ins, and non-emergency events such as a child returning home from school.

Consumers can then access the video from a laptop or handheld mobile device. In addition, they can remotely pan and tilt cameras, manually record video clips, or even take snapshots.

Total Connect technology is professionally installed by security dealers across the United States and Canada. Total Connect customers who own an iPhone, an iPod touch or an iPad can add the functionality to these devices through the Apple App Store.