The Importance of an Updated Emergency Contact List

An emergency contact is the person you trust most to be notified of an emergency at your home.  When is the last time you updated your emergency contact list? Did you set it up when you had your system installed and haven’t thought about it since?  If so, now is the time to review and update your list! These are the people you count on … Continue reading The Importance of an Updated Emergency Contact List

What U.S. Based Means for our Customers

Most of us like to think that we are well-informed about the companies whose services we buy. Sometimes, however, by the time we have a question or are in the midst of an emergency, we learn that the person we’re speaking to is in a call center outside of the country, leaving us to wonder what other things we don’t know about their company. This … Continue reading What U.S. Based Means for our Customers

How Cameras Make Your Holidays Easier

Video cameras for surveillance and home security can be valuable. A 2013 study from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found that visible video surveillance was an effective deterrent for convicted burglars. Deterring a burglar or catching one in the act is a huge benefit of security camera devices, but they can also make your life much more convenient –particularly when you’re very busy … Continue reading How Cameras Make Your Holidays Easier

Every Second Counts: Fire Prevention Week

Did you know a home fire is reported every 86 seconds per the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2015 Fires in the U.S. statistics? No one ever expects to have their home catch fire, but it’s not uncommon. This startling statistic reminds people that having a fire plan for your home and family is so important. Education about limiting fires and fire damage is the … Continue reading Every Second Counts: Fire Prevention Week

How Environmental Monitoring Helps Keep Your Home Safer

We frequently talk about our monitoring center because great monitoring is an essential aspect of home security. Did you know that your home can also be monitored for environmental factors? When combined with security monitoring this can help improve the safety of your home even more. With Guardian, there is no additional charge for environmental monitoring; it’s included in your monthly cost. All you need … Continue reading How Environmental Monitoring Helps Keep Your Home Safer

What Makes Our Monitoring Centers Unique

Monitored home security systems all have one thing in common, and that is the monitoring center. The monitoring center handles your alarm signals. Monitoring center employees are the specialists who call you when your alarm goes off and who contact emergency responders if you need them. Not all monitoring centers are created equal. What make’s Guardian’s monitoring centers stand apart? Two Five Diamond Monitoring Centers- … Continue reading What Makes Our Monitoring Centers Unique

How Simple Notifications Add Serious Convenience to Your Life

To make sure your system is working for your personal needs, you can set up notifications so you know what’s going on in your home.  There are a variety of alerts or notifications you can set up so that you can stay on top of what’s going on at your home every day. If you have a smartphone, you’re probably used to getting a ton … Continue reading How Simple Notifications Add Serious Convenience to Your Life

Use the New Dashboard at MyGuardianHome.com

At Guardian we are constantly working to make sure that our customers experience both convenience and effectiveness with their smart home security. Reliability is key. Experience is key. Having secured homes for more than 65 years, we also understand that user-friendly technology is more important than ever before.  One of our most recent updates in this area includes changes to MyGuardianHome.com, the web portal customers … Continue reading Use the New Dashboard at MyGuardianHome.com

How to Complete an Emergency Response Drill

When an emergency happens, it’s hard to know how you or your family members will respond. This makes safely responding to a natural disaster or other emergency very difficult because people are reacting unexpectedly. The best way to alleviate the stress of the unexpected is having a plan for what to do in an emergency and then practicing it until it becomes a natural response … Continue reading How to Complete an Emergency Response Drill

Help Keep Your Elderly Family Safe

Allowing your elderly family to age at home can be very liberating for them, but it can also be stressful. Helping to keep your family safe can be a whole job in itself. If you have elderly family who are living at home, there are some tips you can enact to make their home safer and help prevent injury. Slip-proof the house. Did you know … Continue reading Help Keep Your Elderly Family Safe