How to Test Your System (And Why You Should)

It is recommended that you test your system once a month. Remodeling or renovating your home or making changes to your telephone landline/internet/ broadband service can impact your security system, so it’s best to always test after any of these things occur. Also, before going on vacation, testing your system can help you have peace of mind before you leave. Testing allows you to check … Continue reading How to Test Your System (And Why You Should)

Guardian Gives Back During the Holidays

Guardian is dedicated to giving back all year long, but it becomes a particular focus around the holiday season. November and December are filled with many opportunities for employees to contribute to charitable causes. Many individual departments and branches hold their own charitable giving events, but the corporate office traditionally focuses on three giving opportunities during the holidays. Jeans For Beans– Employees can wear jeans … Continue reading Guardian Gives Back During the Holidays

How to Set Up A Santa Alert

If you have children who believe in Santa, you probably know it can be hard to make each Christmas more special than the last and keep the magic alive. This year, you can utilize your smart home security system to entertain your kids and “prove” that Santa came. Just set up a Santa Alert and use sensors you already have so you can get an … Continue reading How to Set Up A Santa Alert

Help Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates

You may have heard more recently about a new kind of thief called Porch Pirates. These thieves steal packages from your front door, which has become easier than ever because of the popularity of online shopping. Companies like Amazon have taken precautions to prevent this; they now send you a picture of your package on your porch at delivery. They’ve also introduced a controversial program … Continue reading Help Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates

Be a Good Host in Your Smart Home This Holiday Season

Over the holiday season you may have friends staying in your home while they visit. Seeing those who live far away can be very enjoyable, but being a host during the already busy holiday times, can add some extra stress in your life. If you have a smart home, it’s likely that you take advantage of the conveniences smart devices can add to your life. … Continue reading Be a Good Host in Your Smart Home This Holiday Season

#TestimonialTuesday Round-up

Here are some stories we’ve shared recently for #TestimonialTuesday from Guardian customers. We love to share snippets of customers’ stories but we thought you might like to read some of our their full true stories. These reviews and true stories came from a variety of places including Consumer Affairs and Facebook. Rob S.  We have had [Guardian] in both our homes. When we were selling the … Continue reading #TestimonialTuesday Round-up

Customer Orientation Period Helps Prevent False Alarms

When your system is first installed, it may take you a little bit of time to get used to using it every day. You might accidentally set off your alarm because you forget it is armed or you may enter the wrong code while trying to remember how to disarm the system. At Guardian, we want to ensure that you have sufficient time to practice … Continue reading Customer Orientation Period Helps Prevent False Alarms

You Can DIY Home Security But Do You Want To?

There are a wide variety of smart security options you can use in your home. Many popular systems are do-it-yourself, meaning you can purchase the components, sometimes in retail locations, and install them yourself in your home. Sometimes these systems feature professional 24-hour monitoring service while in other cases, they are monitored only by the user. Perhaps you can install one of these systems, but … Continue reading You Can DIY Home Security But Do You Want To?

Real Life Horrors: A Medical Emergency

Another 15 minutes and I’d have been gone. Guardian helped to save me! –Charles P., Ohio You know how some times when you wake up you just don’t feel right? Sometimes there’s a simple explanation but this could also be indicative of a serious medical problem. This is what happened to Charles. One morning he woke up and within seconds he was experiencing a medical … Continue reading Real Life Horrors: A Medical Emergency

Real Life Horrors: A House Fire

I opened the door to a strange odor and smoke. Almost immediately the telephone rang. It was Janine from Guardian’s monitoring center. Grace I., Pennsylvania Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to your monitored smoke alarm. When you open the door, you see smoke! You know that house fires are very dangerous but it’s late and you don’t immediately think of what … Continue reading Real Life Horrors: A House Fire