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Top Home Safety Tips

Blog | 22 August 2016

As a homeowner, you are likely keenly aware of how vulnerable your house can be to a break-in. Any points of entry, such as windows and doors, and knowledge that the house is unoccupied and unsecured, presents a tantalizing opportunity to a thief. So, in order to make your house look like just too much of a risk for a burglar, consider adopting the following measures: Believe it or not, a mail slot in the door actually weakens it, because it goes against the wood grain, and that makes it easier to kick in. Get a regular mailbox, or place the mail slot near the bottom of the front door. Thorny, dense shrubbery beneath ground-floor windows prevents this route from becoming an easy path for a burglar. Don’t store wood piles or anything that can be stepped onto near the house. These can easily be used by intruders to gain access to a window. You probably already know about the importance of having someone pick up your mail and newspapers when the family is away. Piled...

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Ways To Beef Up Your Home Security System

Blog | 15 August 2016

For awhile now, a basic security system that offers 24/7 monitoring and maybe window and door sensors, motion sensors and a fire alarm, has certainly been a good way to prevent break-ins. Today, however, homeowners have a variety of tech products available to them that can be integrated into their home security system to give them that extra level of protection. And most of the time these products can be deployed without adding any extra sensors, sirens or alarms. So, if you are thinking of beefing up your existing security system, all you have to do is act like a film director: “Lights, camera, action!” Lights! A well-lit or a suddenly bright area scares off criminals like lightening. When lights are integrated with a home security system, motion sensors can trigger...

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8 Ways A Smart Home Helps Keep Kids Safe

Blog | 8 August 2016

For parents, the security of their children is priority number one. How often do we wonder about the “where, when and what” when it comes to our kids? Constantly. But you don’t have to wish you were a fly on the wall wherever your kids are. Today, a smart home security system will be that fly for you. Knowing when the kids are in, and that the doors are locked. Smart locks give you the ability to lock and unlock your doors from anywhere, and alert you to who is coming and going. With a personalized code to access the house for your kids, you’ll be instantly notified whenever they arrive home. And you don’t have to worry about whether they locked the house behind them – smart locks lock themselves within moments of arriving. No more risk of letting a stranger...

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Different Ideas For Home Automation

Blog | 1 August 2016

With today’s uber sophisticated home automation schemes, your house can virtually run and protect itself! Indeed, your family’s comfort and unbreachable security can be delivered automatically at optimal, desired times, or at the touch of a button. Just as importantly, these systems can make your home energy efficient, saving you money as well as shrinking your carbon footprint. What is home automation? In a nutshell, home automation is the automatic operation and scheduling of your house’s operating systems (i.e. heating and air conditioning, lighting, appliances, window coverings, security systems, and even landscaping systems such as water sprinkling). This operation is programmed and/or controlled remotely from anywhere using an Internet-connected computer or mobile...

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