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

Use Your System To Help Balance Work and Family

With a million things going on in your life, it can be hard to find a good balance between all the things you have to do for work and all the things your family needs. A smart home security system can help you minimize the stress of everyday life so that you can stop wasting time on the little things and have more time for … Continue reading Use Your System To Help Balance Work and Family

Monitored Fire Detection: A Small Price to Pay

Read this true story from a Guardian customer about how a monitored fire detection system helped save lives. I consider our Guardian security and fire alarm system the best investment I ever made in my life. It’s a small price to pay for a service that helped saved my daughter’s life. Virgil O., Ohio Read the rest of Virgil’s story: Basically, Guardian helped save my … Continue reading Monitored Fire Detection: A Small Price to Pay

Temperature Control as the Weather is Changing

Setting your thermostat to a temperature and never changing it isn’t really an option as the weather changes in fall. If you live in an area where the weather is very variable between summer and fall, it’s even more important to have a strategy in place for this time of year. It’s not just your comfort at stake, either, because the routine temperature of your … Continue reading Temperature Control as the Weather is Changing

Help Prevent Crime with Guardian

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, it’s National Crime Prevention Month and so we wanted to discuss the impact home security systems can have on your local community’s rate of crime. If you’re trying to make your home less burglar-friendly, it may have some effects on the whole community. The first thing you should take into consideration when doing your best to prevent crime … Continue reading Help Prevent Crime with Guardian

Benefits of an All-In-One Security and Smart Home Solution

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the cool gadgets you can get for your home. You could probably make your house smarter and safer with a piecemeal system made up of different devices from different companies—a smart thermostat here, a keyless lock from some other source and a couple of randomly purchased surveillance cameras. If you take that approach, you’ll likely have to install … Continue reading Benefits of an All-In-One Security and Smart Home Solution

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