Online Shopping Safety

Online shopping can make your holidays much easier. You can basically shop for anyone on your list from anywhere you have a mobile device and internet access. Online shopping can also allow you to cross-reference prices and score extra coupon codes to get the best deal. When you’re shopping online, there are some safety considerations that can help you receive your order safely and without … Continue reading Online Shopping Safety

Gifts that Promote Peace of Mind

During the busy holiday season life can gets hectic and stressful. It can be hard to pick gifts for people when you’re trying to select something meaningful but you’re limited on time and sometimes, money. No one wants their gifts to be re-gifted, returned or tossed away. Consider trying to give presents that add peace of mind to a person’s life. Here are some ideas: … Continue reading Gifts that Promote Peace of Mind

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

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

Don’t get Caught by an April Fools Day Prank

Do you hate April Fools Day? Want to avoid being pranked by your family in your own home? Are you trying to pull an epic prank without getting caught? Put your smart home security devices to work to make sure you don’t get caught unaware in your home. Ding Dong Ditch? Don’t let it happen! Use your HD Video Doorbell to make sure that you … Continue reading Don’t get Caught by an April Fools Day Prank

St. Patrick’s Day Safety

Did you know: 34.5 million Americans claim they have some Irish blood in their ancestry (according to the U.S. Census). That’s 7x more people than the entire population of Ireland! On St. Patrick’s Day, it can be fun to embrace some version of Irish American culture for the day or the weekend.  If you plan on going out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Safety

Treat Yourself To A Smarter House

Still deciding what’s on your grown-up wish list this season? If you’re looking for the perfect purchase that is a little bit practical but also cool and fun, a few smart home elements might be just right for you. It may feel like you are treating yourself but you’ll also reap the benefits for years to come. What Makes A House Smart? Smart houses have … Continue reading Treat Yourself To A Smarter House

Safe Shopping for the Holidays

If you haven’t started already, you’re probably about to start your holiday shopping. In fact, there are two major shopping events coming up: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether you hate shopping entirely, love a  journey through the mall or are a fan of online shopping, safety is important. Brick-and-Mortar Shopping Shop during daylight hours if possible. During the evening be sure to park in … Continue reading Safe Shopping for the Holidays