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As a kid, Home Alone filled my head with great ideas to protect the house from burglars. Top tactics included overly iced steps, hot door handles, trip lines, and flying paint cans. Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on the creativity of an 8 year old. Today, we have advanced home security and ADT alarm system technology to help protect our homes.

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Halloween is a super fun holiday for kids and grown-ups alike. However, the cost of decor and costumes can sometimes be a bit of a burden. Here's a cool infographic with some affordable and super easy tips for making your kid's Halloween not only fun, but safe!</a>...

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Many families with a home security system want to make sure that everything is up-to-date. One way to do this is by implementing newer technology to your already functional system. Our own Security Training Manager, Adam Kiminski, is here with tips for what sorts of additional tech you could add to further protect you and...

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We live in a world where modern security practically tucks us in at night. With newer technologies becoming more and more available (and automated) each day, it’s easy to load up your home with enough protection that will help you...

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When deciding what kind of security system to install, people are often torn between professionally installed &amp; monitored systems, and systems they can install themselves. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks. As you’re making your decision, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions: how much do you want t...

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It’s that time of year when ghosts and ghouls come out to play, and children dress up like their favorite comic book heroes, princesses, and more. Halloween is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t decorated your home for new, otherworldly guests, it’s time to get cracking! While the witches and the Avengers skip from d...

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For many people, morning routines usually mean waking up earlier than you may want to -- but what if you could wake up each morning to an automated home that allows you to take care of everything before you even get out of bed? After all, there’s really nothing better than being able to wake up and relax in bed for a ...

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Recently, pet owners have been made aware of the dangers of some of the technology they use to make sure their pets are confined to small areas when the owner is away. These kinds of technologies ...

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Home automation is all about making home ownership easier. In order to pursue this goal, many home automation-monitoring companies have started working with IFTTT (If This, Then That) to help make family’s lives easier. IFTTT can help give the answers to cause-and-effect-based ...

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Home automation helps to make your life easier, and help to save you money in the long run. Smart home technology can, and really should, be run from your smartphone or tablet. If you aren’t using the...

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Despite the name similarities, home security and home automation are not the same thing. Home automation can include home security, but there’s actually much more to it than that. If you’re considering getting a home security system (or updating your current system), you’ll likely hear a lot about home automation. Whi...

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Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners. They can also be for landlords who rent out their property! Being a landlord means a lot of work, but the pay-off—and sense of satisfaction—can make it all worthwhile. If you’re new to the rental property scene or you’re just now considering...

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Emerging technology in a home security system is becoming more and more prevalent. There are a lot of different things that you can have attached to your security system that can help beef up your protection plan and help keep your family and home safe. From lighting control to thermostat control, you’re able to <a hr...

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We at Protect Your Home know that home automation can sometimes feel a bit daunting. With all the different smart home appliances and services on the market, shopping for your home might be difficult! In this series, we’re here to show you what sorts of neat gadgets are out there and how they can possibly benefit ...

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Because security systems are so common these days, there are many offers to bundle systems into packages. While these systems may work fine for some people, they aren’t necessarily the right fit for everyone. Homes vary greatly in architecture, age, condition, layout, and landscaping, and no two families are exactly a...

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