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Smart Security for the Homebuying Boom

By Wayne Wahrsager | June 17, 2021
Keys in door Lock

There’s a homebuying boom going on nationwide, with homes in high demand and markets low on inventory. In Nassau County, the median price of residential properties is now $80,000 higher than it was at this time last year, but homes are continuing to sell. If your family is making a move, you want your new home to be secure on the first night you spend there. Fortunately, we can help you with a smart home security system that goes above and beyond a traditional home alarm. Here are some of the things these systems make possible. 

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Home Security for Father’s Day 2021

By Wayne Wahrsager | June 14, 2021

For many families, there’s a strong possibility that Father’s Day 2021 could look a little different than the holiday has in years past. After all, what fatherhood looked like changed a bit during the pandemic: more dads working from home, some dealing with employment challenges, and many helping with remote schooling. One Harvard University study points to a majority of dads (70%) feeling closer to their children after COVID-19, and the phenomenon reportedly transcends across demographics. 

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Minimize the Energy Load and Your Electric Bill

By Wayne Wahrsager | May 31, 2021

With a Z-Wave® enabled smart thermostat as part of the smart security and automation system at your home or business, you can save money on your monthly electric bill and feel great about all the energy you’re saving. But with a new program, there are ways to save even more. Continue reading for details. 

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How Home Security Makes for Safer Home Deliveries

By Wayne Wahrsager | May 19, 2021
Packages on porch

Now that the curve has flattened and life is finally getting back to normal, it’s time to assess what parts of the pandemic era we plan to keep. For many people, continuing to shop and dine via home delivery is number one on the list. After more than a year of having everything from meals to clothing to entertainment conveniently dropped at our doorsteps, it’s hard to go back. However, home deliveries have one drawback — and it’s one you don’t want to ignore. 

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Life Safety 101: Why You Should Always Include Fire, Smoke and CO Monitoring with Your Security System

By Wayne Wahrsager | April 12, 2021

A security system may start with motion sensors for intrusion detection, but it shouldn’t end there. Security also encompasses life safety: protection from fire, smoke and dangerous gases like carbon monoxide. Here are some critical reasons why you should include life safety monitoring in your home security system. 

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How Wireless Home Security Works

By Wayne Wahrsager | March 28, 2021

Hardwired home security is still available, but many customers now choose to go wireless. What’s the difference? Both are home security systems with a network of sensors and control panel that connect to the monitoring center; the difference is how it connects. A hardwired system connects via a landline connection, while a wireless system communicates through a cellular connection. 

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Getting it Right the First Time: What to Look for in a Home Alarm Company

By Wayne Wahrsager | March 22, 2021
What to Look for in a Home Alarm Company

You know the saying: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” It’s a great lesson — but if you get something right the first time, no one gets fooled at all. By choosing the right home alarm company, you can avoid unnecessary costs, hard-to-use equipment and incompetent monitoring services. 

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How Home Security Can Deliver More Comfort in 2021

By Wayne Wahrsager | March 17, 2021

As we transition from winter into spring in this year of new beginnings, your home security can be part of your plan to maximize your comfort level. Here are some things your home security tools can take care of for you in the year to come. 

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How Smart Security Can Detect Dangerous Gases in Your Home

By Wayne Wahrsager | February 1, 2021
Gases in Home

Generally speaking, natural gas is a safe and efficient way to heat a home, fuel cooking appliances and dry clothes. But in the event a gas leak occurs in your home, you and your family will be immediately at risk. In addition, the flammable nature of the gas opens up the possibility of an explosion occurring.

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The Smart Security Solution to Prevent Water Damage

By Wayne Wahrsager | January 26, 2021
Water Damage

Water is our most precious natural resource, and yet it can also be one of the biggest threats to your home. From toxic mold in your walls, to collapsed ceilings from heavy rains, to irreparable floors ravaged by flooding, the cost of water damage is steep. Worse yet, water damage can occur quickly, unexpectedly and completely out of your sight.

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