The Home & Life Blog
June 23rd, 2017
Do You Have Enough Home Security Equipment for Your Home?
Every home is different. There is no one-size fits all home security package that will cover the needs for everyone. This happens because each of our homes have different variables. We may have more rooms. We may have more windows. We may live in neighborhoods that are more dangerous. Or we may care less about [...]
Is Your Extension Cord a Fire Hazard?
Extension cords are so convenient that that they’re easy to misuse, something that can turn a handy piece of household equipment into a major safety hazard. “Extension cords are for temporary use, but a lot of people plug them in various places and they stay there,” says John Drengenberg, consumer safety director at UL, which [...]
The Internet of Things and How it Affects Home Security
It’s beginning to seem as though we use our smartphones for everything: to check weather, to monitor how many miles we run, to communicate with distant relatives, and even to work. Our home security systems have even gone “smart,” and we use these devices to monitor the home and guard our families. The “Internet of Things,” [...]
Does Your Home Security System Transfer to a New Home?
Have you embarked on the preliminary stages of moving to a new home? Have you started working with an architect to draw blueprints for the home, search online listings, contact realtors, scope out prospective neighborhoods, or any other moving preparation step? But you’re yet to answer the most important question of them all: Can your [...]
Does Home Security Provide Home Insurance Discounts?
There’s obvious benefits to a monitored home security system. You’ll have direct access to emergency officials, police, and medical aid in case of an emergency, and your home will be protected from burglars. Modern home security equipment has made it easy for homeowners to keep an eye on their house using home automation technology, and [...]
How Many Times Do Americans Move In Their Lifetime?
Have you packed up and moved recently? Are you planning to pack up and move soon? United States citizens are known for their frequent relocating, whether they are moving to a new home in the same city, heading off to a new region, or an entirely new state. Some Americans might even head off to [...]
How to Train a Dog to Aid Home Protection
We’ve all seen movies or videos on the internet where a dog acts as the sole protector of the home and its owners. These dogs are vicious, loyal, and tenacious. Similar animals work in real-life jobs for military, police, and other law enforcement agencies across the globe. Many people believe these animals are a good [...]
Inside Protect America’s Moving Kit
Are you moving? As we all know, moving can be incredibly stressful. Regardless of if you’re moving down the street or across the country…it’s still a lot to handle. When moving to a new place, it’s important to think about a variety of security concerns. For example, you never know who’s watching you move all your [...]
Why Home Protection Dogs Are Helpful
Canine companions are some of the most versatile animals on the planet. Their use extends far from simply being a source of entertainment and friendship. Dogs are: helpers, hunters, therapy aids, assistants for those with hearing, vision, or mobility issues. Dogs are even sent with military and police to work by their side. It’s no [...]
Why Dogs Fail at Home Security
Dogs might be man’s best friend, but they aren’t man’s best home security option. Though your furry friends keep you company and put up a good front of being tough and full of defensive application with all of their barking and howling, they notoriously fail as tools for home security. When it comes to protecting [...]
How to Reset a Password on the Protect America App
Our Protect America smartphone application lets customers control their home from wherever they are with the click of a button. The live-stream capabilities give customers an inside look at their home at all times, and with our IFTTT (If this then that technology) you can set up “Scenes” which allows you to program your application [...]