How a Smart Home Helps with Your Busy Season

couple using tablet on stairs

We’re moving into the season with shorter days, earlier nights and more activity going on at home. You need technology that’s parallel to what’s going on inside your house — a system that helps you manage the return of homework, soccer practices and indoor dinners to your routine. That’s what a smart home system is, and the fall season is when smart home technology truly shines. Here are some examples of what it can do for you in the busy fall season. 

Read More

Video Features to Boost Your Security Strategy Now

If you have a business to run, that’s where your time needs to go. With a more advanced video surveillance platform, you can instantly boost your security strategy so your energies can be devoted to the day-to-day running of your business, with the confidence that your video is monitoring incidents and capturing critical intelligence. Here are some of the features to look for in an advanced video surveillance platform. 

Read More

Safer Summer Fun at Workplace Events

Summer Safety

Now that summer celebrations are back in full swing, you may wish to hold an employee appreciation event at the workplace. While a company picnic or party can be a fun way to thank everyone for their commitment to the organization during the relaxed summer months, it’s important to preserve employee safety during these events. Here are some ways to do it.

Read More

Easing the Energy Load this Summer

Money in hand

It’s that time of year when businesses gear up for big energy use and the big utility bill that goes with it. But there is one way you can ease the energy load on your business while still keeping things cool inside. If you have a smart thermostat (equipped with Z-Wave® technology that you or someone you authorize can control with a smartphone), then you can save money on your bill for the hot summer months — all while feeling great about the energy being saved. 

Read More

How Small Businesses Can Prepare for Summer Turbulence

Last year, summer was the starting point for months of unrest in cities across America. As this year’s summer approaches, law enforcement is taking precautions and predicting that similar events may take place. The Wall Street Journal reports that as COVID restrictions begin phasing out and public activity increases, police departments are “bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a violent summer.”

Read More

Home Security to Maximize Your Comfort this Year

We could all use a little more comfort as winter becomes spring and we continue to navigate the ongoing uncertainty of the world around us. Fortunately, your home security can be part of that. Here are some things it can do to maximize your comfort as the year continues. 

Read More

Use Home Security to Be Kind to Yourself this Year

Smart Home Security for the New Year

After the year that just ended, many of us are looking for ways to be kinder to ourselves in 2021. Maybe we want to start eating better or getting more sleep. Maybe we want to make our exercise routines less grueling and more enjoyable. Or, maybe we simply want to take more time to enjoy life. If that’s the case, your smart home security technology can help. Here are some ways to use it.

Read More

Keep Porch Pirates from Succeeding this Year

Packages on Doorstep

Whether they’re new or experienced thieves, stealing packages from the porches in your neighborhood is one of the easiest crimes to succeed at. It takes less than one minute for a thief to get to your porch, retrieve your package and speed off in their getaway car. And after your house, they’re on to victimizing one of your neighbors – anyone who has a package sitting unattended on the porch. But this year, you can keep them from succeeding. Here are some ways to do it. 

Read More

Geo-Fencing: Invisible, Effortless Home Automation

Home Automation

You already know that a smart security system gives you a safer home, and that your home security app keeps you in control of your entire system. But there are still some features you may not be aware of when it comes to your system. One of them is Geo-Services, an optional feature that supports your home management goals when you’re away. 

Read More