Tips to Enjoy Safe and Happy Holidays

Tips for a Safer Holiday

All of us deserve a happy holiday season every year, but 2020 calls for as much joy and peace as possible. Here are some ways you can improve the atmosphere in your home this holiday season, and some ways your home security technology can help things stay safe and serene.

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How a Smart Home Helps with Your Busy Season

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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. 

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Easing the Energy Load this Summer

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Keep Porch Pirates from Succeeding this Year

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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. 

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Smart Things to Do with a Doorbell Camera

Video Doorbell

If you haven’t yet invested in a doorbell camera, you’re missing out on a powerful home security tool. There are so many smart things you can do with a doorbell camera; here are some of the smartest. 

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Smart Home Systems: Artificial Intelligence You Can Embrace

Remember when “the future” seemed like a time when we would all be piloting our own flying cars and living in homes shaped like flying saucers? It turns out that wasn’t meant to be (at least not yet). The good news is, we have plenty of other breakthroughs to celebrate. After all, where would our lives be without our smartphones, computers, tablets and virtual assistants? These devices are getting more intelligent all the time, and that artificial intelligence is making our lives better year after year. 

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4 Ways to Enjoy a Safer Summer

4 Ways to Enjoy a Safer Summer

Is there anything better than the soothing days of summer? For many homeowners, they’re the highlight of the year; pleasant outdoor weather, more time with loved ones, and a relief from the daily grind are just some of the reasons. However, summer is also a time to test your safety awareness. By following these steps, your family can enjoy a safer summer in 2020.

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