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 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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Every family's home is different from one another, as is every neighborhood. With all the different security gadgets and gizmos on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not the security option you've chosen is sufficiently protecting your family. Here's a helpful guide for families wanting to d...

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Until about 5 years ago, home security was a pretty static industry. Boxes, sensors, lights, and alarms were the industry standard and, while you had a few ways you could customize your solution, you were mostly stuck with a conventional system. This infographic illustrates the changes we’ve seen in the home security ind...

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We’re finally in an era where home security isn’t just about helping keep you safe when you’re actually at home; it’s also about extending a little bit of that neat technology to help provide a boost in home security while...

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Do you need a new home security solution or is the one you have working for you? This is a question many families across the country ask themselves; and it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether you need upgrades or not. On the outside, your home security may appear to be just fine. After all, all your equipment ...

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Prioritizing what security solutions to use can be difficult as most homes are laid out differently. Do you live in the type of home that could use outdoor lighting? What about security cameras? Do the items you possess warrant a safe? Here's a step-by-step guide to help determine what security solutions you and your fami...

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After buying your own home, protecting that investment means more than just preventing robberies. Home security also depends on your ability to predict and prevent potential accidents or weather damage. By identifying key risks your home faces, you can help save yourself a lot of hassle in the future. Your home is conn...

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As important as home security is, some people just don’t want to spend the time and effort to help make sure their entire house is secure – going upstairs, downstairs, outside, inside, etc. It isn’t particularly difficult, but it can be time consuming, and heck, maybe a little annoying. Luckily, even if you consider yourself a couch potato, there are plenty of things you can do to help deter crime away from your house that require very little effort. That and you don’t actually have to purchase anything new. Here are the top three fastest and easiest home security tips....

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A good security system will help keep your home safe and secure, but if you don’t feel like you’ll be able to have one installed soon, there are precautions you can take until you are able to have one installed. These other options are simple, and you can often do them yourself! Live Smart Part...

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