What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and at home. It is a concept that has the potential to impact both how we live and how we work. However, many of you are probably wondering what...

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How to Safely Remove a Wired Security System

Removing an existing wired home security system may seem like a daunting task. However, this is not the case. In most cases, you do not need to remove the entire system. This is especially true if you are upgrading your system or replacing it. Here...

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Is a Landline Required for a Home Security System?

Historically most security systems have typically required a home phone or other landline. This 'hard-wired' connection was necessary in order to provide a steady link to an around-the-clock security monitoring service. However, the overall home security industry has changed as a whole with the rise...

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Your Guide on How to Bypass a Sensor

The vast majority of home security users are bound to come across a scenario where they will want to bypass one (or more) of their sensors. To clarify, when we use the term bypass, we are referencing how to set up your security system so that you can open...

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Best Ways to Use Alexa During the Holidays

Tis’ the season to be cooking, planning, buying and decorating and if you’re like me, then you’re already pretty stressed out. Just in case you are the chef for these holiday feasts, then you know that it can be an inordinate amount of work getting...

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Indoor Home Security Cameras: Weighing your Options

Security cameras are a corner stone of any good security system. Without cameras, identifying a burglar that broke into a home is very unlikely. Having cameras only on the outside of your home might be insufficient defense however. Generally outdoor cameras are going to be...

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Amazon Echo Smart Home: 3 Things You Haven’t Thought Of

Using voice assisted technology is taking the world by storm and creating an Amazon Echo Smart Home is part of this storm. In fact, ComScore predicts that by 2020, 50 per cent of all searches will be voice searches. That is a pretty crazy statistic...

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Smart Home Solutions

What is a smart home if not an assortment of technology designed to make life easier and solve problems around the house. Often smart home solutions will solve problems around your home that you didn’t even know existed. An obscure example of this might be...

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What is Alexa Guard?: New Amazon Echo Security

Amazon recently hosted a surprise event demonstrating several new features for their voice assistant devices like the Amazon Echo Dot. One of these announcements detailed their new security feature called Alexa Guard. Amazon Guard will use devices like the Amazon Echo that are connected in...

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Smart Home Setup Trends

The smart home industry is growing fast and companies are scrambling to find the best combination of devices that will make their consumers lives easier.  The smart home industry is strange in that there isn’t really a “correct” way to approach building a smarter home....

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