How to Reduce Your Home Energy Usage with Smart Lighting

The lighting around your home is important in terms of both practical and aesthetic applications. The simple light bulbs that we often take for granted illuminate our homes at night, highlight points of beauty, provide security and create ambiance. American's consume a ton of power...

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Smart Home System Smart Choices

Whether you're looking into smart light bulbs, quasi-intelligent thermostats, Bluetooth locks, wireless cameras or any one of an assortment of sensors, the modern home automation industry is awfully confusing for first-timers. Believe it, or not, but installing all of these gizmos is only half the...

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Cyberbullying Safety 101

The classic schoolyard bully may seem like a distant memory. However, bullying is all but a distant memory. Bullying, like most of our lives, has simply shifted to the digital sector of our lives. Unlike past generations, the current generation of youth are no longer...

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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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Vivint Smart Home: What do They Offer and What’s the Price Tag

Vivint Smart Home is a  leader in the North American smart home industry. They pride themselves on their ability to deliver an integrated smart home system. Their services include an in-home consultation, professional installation, and support via their Smart Home Pros. Smart Home Equipment All...

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18 Thrifty Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

5 Thrifty Ways Burglar-Proof Your Home You don’t need to spend a king's ransom to burglar-proof your home. Here are some of the more thrifty (yet very effective!) DIY home security ideas to keep unwanted guests out of your home. Secure Windows with Simple Window...

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Home Security Basics: Technology and Device Overview

Home Security Basics We're far too focused on the nitty-gritty details with most everything these days. Home security is no exception to this trend. On that note, let's slow things down. Let's take a big step back and take in the big picture of what...

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Ring Camera Emerges as Worthy Contender with First Takeover

Earlier this month Ring, the smart video doorbell company, announced its first major acquisition – that of Cleveland based Mr Beams: an innovative LED lighting technology company. The acquisition, of which no financial details have yet to be revealed, marks a major milestone for Ring,...

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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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Burglary for Beginners: 5 Intriguing Stats and Facts

In the United States, a burglary occurs once every eighteen seconds. Think about it...that's almost 200 per hours and roughly  4,800 each day! That's a slightly terrifying statistic if you let it sink in a while. These figures serve to highlight the cold hard fact...

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Buyer’s Guide: How to Position Your Home Security Cameras

Many consumers purchase home security cameras to prevent these possible break-ins and to deter burglars from targeting their homes. However, your security monitoring and your threat prevention are only as good as your security camera position. If burglars can easily avoid the cameras and find...

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