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Simple Home Security Checklist

January 10, 2017

Have you ever wondered if your home is as safe and secure as it could be? Or, have you been thinking about adding a home security system to your property but are not really sure if the investment is worth it? To help answer these questions, we put together a Simple Home Security Checklist to see what areas of your property could use the extra » Read More

Z-Wave Alliance New Security Requirements

December 29, 2016

It has been mandated by the Alliance Board of Directors that all devices receiving Z-Wave Certification must include new advanced Security 2 (S2) framework after April 2, 2017. Security 2 provides the most advanced security for smart home controllers, gateways, hubs, and devices in the market today. The Z-Wave Alliance, which is an association » Read More

Tips for Installing IP Surveillance Cameras

December 14, 2016

Installing an IP surveillance camera system can be a daunting task, especially when it’s for a large home or business. There are a variety of things to consider, such as how many cameras (indoors and outdoors) will be installed and whether or not the cameras will be connected wirelessly or with cables. So before your start drilling holes and » Read More

Top Smart Home Gifts of 2016

December 9, 2016

Christmas will soon be upon us and we have plenty of gift ideas to make the lives of your friends and loved ones easier and safer. Don’t even think about shopping for socks, neckties, or tacky home decor – those types of gifts can be a bit boring. Instead, shop for smart and practical gifts that will be appreciated for years to come. Shop » Read More

Prevent Water Damage at Home with a Leak Detector

November 29, 2016

Water damage at home can be a big hassle to repair and extremely costly, especially if you’re unaware that it’s happening. When pipes burst due to old age or someone accidentally leaves the water running, such as in a clogged bathtub or sink, our reaction time is often slow, leaving the home vulnerable for flooding. In fact, water damage » Read More

Where to Install Motion Detector Lights

November 21, 2016

  Your home is your sanctuary and you should feel safe in it, but after the sun goes down there are opportunities for burglars or unwanted intruders to hide in the dark areas of your property, leaving your home at risk for a potential break-in. One way to help keep that from happening is to add motion detector lights to your property because » Read More