If you use your home PC to run a business or make extra income then sometimes you may need access to it while you are away. This could be while on holiday or perhaps just away for a day or two and suddenly you could do with being able to get onto your computer back at home.

There are lots of reasons you may need to have remote access. It could be because you forgot to do something. Or perhaps you want to transfer some files from another device you are using away from the home office. Or in an emergency it could even be for security reasons. It is also useful if your company grows and teams of people need access to one device.

Whatever the reasons there are services that allow you to do it. This post is an article reviewing the Remote Access service provided by a company called RemotePC.

How much does it cost

The basic service is free but if you need to use it seriously as part of your business then there are different packages. Prices will vary over time depending on when you are reading this blog post but at the time of writing the Consumer package only costs a whopping $7 for an entire year. It’s cheap as chips. That package gives access to up to 10 computers so would be ideal for lots of people. If you haven’t visited their website then click this image to get an idea of the different prices (correct at time of writing).

Compare prices

Compare prices

Now you know the prices let’s take a look at some of the key features. If you aren’t familiar with this sort of service then this will hopefully help make it a bit clearer.

Key features

The key feature is that with this service you get the ability to access your Mac or PC from anywhere any time as long as you have an internet connection.

By having access you can do things like managing your files, print important documents, and transfer data. Whatever you need to do, as long as you have an internet connection you can remotely take full control of your computer at home.

You don’t have to be on another computer or Mac to access your PC. You can also do it via an Android device or Apple device like an iPhone.

When you take control of your home computer remotely it is done via a secure encrypted connection. Here is an image from the RemotePC website showing some of the features explained far better than I could.

Important features

Important features

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They also offer full support including a phone number which is always good in case of serious issues.

That was a look at the service then. If you think it is something that may benefit your business then look more into it. These sort of services can also act to soothe any worries you may have while on holiday. Knowing that as long as you have access to the internet you can get full control over your home desktop at any time can help you relax.