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As summer approaches, many of us are bracing ourselves for the high electric bill to come. With heating and cooling costing the average family $900 a year, it makes sense that the hot summer months account for a big chunk of that. Here are some ways a smart thermostat can save you money on the electric bill this summer.Read More
For those who do have smart security cameras as part of the home security system, finding out what’s going on at home is as simple as taking out their phone, opening their home security app, and getting a prompt view of whatever the camera is recording.Here’s what else smart video cameras can give your home security system:Read More
Most people do not realize that the combined information stickers and decals tell could spell trouble. What is a simple display of pride for us could be just the bit of information a criminal needs to piece together a plan to victimize your family. Here’s why.Read More
Forbes reports that the average burglary costs a homeowner over $2,000. When you take that into consideration, it seems that a non-cosmetic home improvement may be the smarter way to invest this year’s tax refund. Our suggestion is a smart home upgrade to your home security system.Read More
With voice control integration, you can use your smart home security system with voice commands to your virtual assistant device. Here are some examples of intuitive voice commands for your smart security system, lights, thermostat, locks and garage doors.Read More
It’s hard to get through a single TV program without seeing an ad for a major alarm monitoring company. Based on that alone, you might think national alarm companies are the only reasonable choice. But here are some pros and cons to consider when it comes to the big brands of the alarm industry.Read More
Purchasing an alarm system is the first step toward protecting your property, but it’s not the only step. Rather than merely having an alarm system installed, you need it to be monitored by a UL-listed central station. Here are the reasons why you simply can’t have an alarm without alarm monitoring.Read More
Experienced parents will tell you to use all of the tools available to you to help parent through your child’s five stages of development—and one of the most surprising and effective tools is home automation.Read More
When it comes to your smart home security app, you can go ahead and make a scene. We’re talking, of course, about the Scenes function on your app. With Scenes, you can control your entire network of smart home devices using single, one-tap commands on the app.
Here’s how simple it is:Read More
If you still own a traditional home security system that’s hardwired into your home or building’s infrastructure, there are some compelling reasons why you should want a security system with a wireless keypad instead. There are several reasons why a wireless keypad is superior; let’s look at a few.Read More