What is Home Automation?

Home automation has come a long way from dishwashers and ice makers to automatic sprinklers, home alarms, and heating/cooling systems. Homeowners who automate their house can enjoy major benefits, including more free time, lower energy bills, and greater safety. Here is more about home automation, including some examples and how our alarm company can provide…

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Home Security and Your Property Insurance

Home security is among the factors considered by home insurers when calculating property insurance premiums. After getting a home alarm system, many homeowners are surprised to see their home insurance costs drop. Here is more about this connection and how it adds to the value of home security. Break-In Prevention Reduces Costs for Insurance Companies…

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Common Home Security Mistakes

Any mistakes you make in your home security plan will make it easier for burglars to break in. Some bad approaches are more common than others, and examining these can help you better protect your property. Here are some home security mistakes you might be making. Using a Fake Alarm System Many burglars may be…

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Tips for Avoiding False Alarms

False alarms can happen even with the best products and services that home security companies offer. In addition to disrupting daily life, false alarms can cost homeowners money by consuming the resources of local emergency services. Here are steps you can take to reduce your risk of false alarms. Regularly Confirm That Your System Works…

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Best Places to Put Security Cameras

Homeowners are increasingly adding security cameras to their alarm systems. In addition to catching images of burglars, these cameras can actively deter criminals from targeting a property. Placement of these devices is a key part of their effectiveness. Front Door One might suspect that front doors would be the safest from thieves, but this is…

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Security Systems for Those Who Rent

If you rent your home rather than own it, you can still secure it with the right alarm system. While wired systems may not be possible because of the property modifications they require, wireless alarms can be ideal in this situation. Here is a look at your options for protecting your rented home with cheap…

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What to Do in Case of a Break-In

If your home is burglarized, a firm plan of action can address your losses and help you prevent future break-ins. This can turn the stress of the experience into a constructive opportunity. Here is what you should do if burglars have broken into your home. Call Police and Your Insurance Company Whereas police may be…

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Choosing Your Security System PIN

You might expect that burglars always break down doors or bust through windows, but they sometimes go first to the alarm system. If your security system PIN is simple or obvious, burglars may be able to guess it and break in undetected. Here is a look at how to choose a PIN that will keep…

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