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Robots in the home, self-cleaning kitchens, smart homes—fifty years ago, these were daydreams and the makings of futuristic stories. Today, they are reality and are available to almost everyone. When it comes to making your home a smart home, there are a million and one things you can do to make home life a little easier. From simply buying light bulbs that can be controlled from your phone to installing a complete home automation system, where everything from your blinds to your doors to your heating and cooling can be controlled from one main panel, creating your smart home can help save you time, energy, and money. Many times, we forget to turn off the bathroom light in the morning, leaving it on all day. We may leave the air running while we’re at work, or turn the heat up too high, leading to high energy bills. But with home automation, these annoyances can be eliminated through a quick press of a button or swipe of a screen. Not only do home automation systems make life easier, they help make it safer. With the technology of today, you can sync your home security system with your home automation system, making access to your monitors and detectors immediate, keeping you and your family safe.


When you think of home automation, you might only think about central control hubs that access everything in your home. Perhaps you’re thinking of a system that you run from your smartphone. If you’re limiting home automation to 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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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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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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You get a message on your phone that your home security system has been tripped and that there is a possible intruder inside your home. As you stare at your smartphone screen, you feel somewhat immobile as you’re away and unable to defend your home and belongings. However, knowing how to move forward is the best ...

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Burglars are always on the move, learning the latest in security technology in order to get a leg up on the common man. It's an unfortunate reality, but those who currently help keep our homes safe are hard at work on the next revolution that'll help safeguard you and ...

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Home security today offers many more choices than were available a generation ago. Technological advances have given consumers terrific new devices for protecting their homes. At the same time, lifestyles have changed too. There are far more single-person households, and many...

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Keeping your home safe requires a comprehensive approach. Reliable, low-tech tools -- like high quality deadbolt locks -- provide a layer of protection. Simple awareness of safety and security adds another layer. When kids see that Mom and Dad consistently lock doors and arm the home security system when they leave the ho...

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Today's high-tech world allows home security systems to protect loved ones and possessions, but it also gives more temptation for thieves. The int...

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The home of the future is going to be a very interesting building. As technology advances and new ideas are implemented, your home is going to become “smart.” Everything about it will become easier to control, easier to use and networked to make it simpler to maintain and to catch problems early. And that will includ...

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