3 Areas Where You Need A Smart Sensor

Smart Sensors are often underappreciated in home security systems. Sensors are very important but they aren’t limited to just doors and windows. Smart Sensors can allow you to personalize your system to help protect certain areas or items so that you know when those areas are opened, whenever they are opened. Here are a couple of areas that can benefit from a Smart Sensor. Personal … Continue reading 3 Areas Where You Need A Smart Sensor

Creative Smart Home Tricks

Smart homes provide many ways to make your life more convenient and functional, but if you are just using your devices at the base level they’re set up for, you’re missing out on some opportunities to truly personalize your system for your needs. Use a light module to control decorative lighting- The holiday season might be over for this year, but that doesn’t mean you … Continue reading Creative Smart Home Tricks

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

Stay Cozy Without Paying A Fortune

It’s a well-known fact that winter brings  debate to households in cold climate: the great thermostat debate. If you’re a chilly person, you want to be able to keep your home cozy and comfortable. If you’re a frugal person, you want to be able to keep your energy costs down. These two desires  don’t necessarily have to be at war. Find a compromise and try … Continue reading Stay Cozy Without Paying A Fortune

Reasons To Invest In Home Automation

Home automation can seem like a huge and maybe even extravagant investment to make. Many features of home automation can save you money in the long run in addition to adding to the convenience of your life. Home Automation is an investment worth consideration to help you maintain your peace-of-mind. You are a busy person. Work and home responsibilities and everything in-between fills up your … Continue reading Reasons To Invest In Home Automation

You Might Need An Amazon Echo For Your Smart Home

You may have seen commercials advertising the Amazon Echo where people address “Alexa” and ask her to respond to questions in a home. Voice control has been around in smartphones for a while, but Alexa takes it to another level. What would you use the Amazon Echo for? Well for one thing, you can optimize the use  of your home security and smart home devices, … Continue reading You Might Need An Amazon Echo For Your Smart Home

Guardian App ‘Scenes’ Gives Control With One Button

If you’ve recently updated your Guardian Protection Services App you might have noticed a new section in your app called ‘Scenes.’ In this section are four categories: Home, Away, Sleep and Wake Up. These are all times that you might want several things to happen at once. For example, when you leave your house the ‘Away’ function could be set up to arm your security … Continue reading Guardian App ‘Scenes’ Gives Control With One Button

Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Are you looking to build value in your home? Ready for a spruce up or to try a fresh new look? Want to make sure you get the most value in a home you might sell? Whatever your motivation is, there are some easy ways you can improve your home without breaking the bank. Declutter and organize- Finding places for your things and getting rid of … Continue reading Home Improvement Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Guardian Gives You the Edge in Home Automation

Home automation used to be relegated to the world of  science fiction or those with the wealth and disposable income to indulge their technological fancies. But, over the past few years, the idea of the “smart” home has taken hold of more and more homeowners. New technology and companies have reduced both the cost and complexity to a level where many people can make their … Continue reading Guardian Gives You the Edge in Home Automation

State of Home Security and Automation 2016

According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate experts, 45% of homeowners will have smart home technology in 2016. Their research found the categories of technology in a smart home are  security, temperature, lighting and safety. This research shows that smart homes are becoming common faster even than expected, and not just in any one of the four categories listed above. In fact, the research showed that … Continue reading State of Home Security and Automation 2016