New Year- New Technology

A new year provides many new opportunities to improve your life. If you’ve been enjoying the peace of mind a home security system can provide for a couple of years, a new year might be the perfect time to add- on to make your system smarter and more intuitive. One of the great things about Guardian’s home security and smart home options is that you … Continue reading New Year- New Technology

Boost Your Home’s Security for the Holidays

During the holiday season there may be  areas of vulnerability in your home security. This is due to the likelihood that  you  have extra items in your house such as gifts and decorations and, like many families, you may spend part or all of the holiday season travelling. These combine to deliver new opportunities to potential burglars. Because these new opportunities  don’t exist all year … Continue reading Boost Your Home’s Security for the Holidays

Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids About Home Security

Home security techniques are very important even for kids to know! There are a couple of ways that you can make it fun for them to learn more about how to keep themselves safe at home. Having a monitored security system is a great first step, but it’s important for children to be able to understand what that system means to them and how they … Continue reading Fun Ways To Teach Your Kids About Home Security

Avoid the Sock Drawer And Other Predictable Clichés

Are you hiding your valuables in the sock drawer or freezer? If everyone knows that idea, it’s likely most burglars will also predict these spots. It turns out that some of the conventional wisdom and clichés about home security could be making you an easier target for burglars. Consider the following tips to prevent yourself from being too predictable. Instead of the sock drawer, use … Continue reading Avoid the Sock Drawer And Other Predictable Clichés

What New Homeowners Need to Know About Security

Any time you move, buy a new home, rent a new apartment, or uproot your life it can be stressful, but first time home buying tops the chart. A ton of questions may cross your mind. Did we choose the right house? Will our neighbors be nice? Will this really take 30 years to pay off? How much will the movers cost? How do I … Continue reading What New Homeowners Need to Know About Security

Summer Security Stats You Need to Know

Household burglaries are 11% greater in summer than winter. Why? Burglars pay attention to the small details suggesting a vacant home and due to summertime being a popular time for vacations there are more vacant homes for weeks at a time. Mail– Some say stop the mail, so a full mailbox does not raise a red flag. The best solution would be to allow a … Continue reading Summer Security Stats You Need to Know

Security Options for Vacation Rentals

Its prime vacation season and many people have a bucket list of places they want to visit. For others it may mean a booked summer on their vacation rental property. Either way it is always a good reminder to remain secure. If you were vacationing at a property would you not feel safer leaving your items as you explore? If you were the owner of … Continue reading Security Options for Vacation Rentals

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

Keep An Eye On What’s Going On Outside

In a previous blog post, we helped homeowners like you better understand the values of adding an indoor security camera to your Guardian system. We also provided some useful tips on how you can place your indoor camera to maximize effectiveness while minimizing the impact these relatively inconspicuous devices can have on your home’s décor. Having indoor cameras in strategic locations can bring a lot … Continue reading Keep An Eye On What’s Going On Outside

Where To Hide Your Indoor Security Cameras

Video security is becoming a more common element  of home security systems. While seeing a camera in a home might be a deterrent, it could also lead a potential burglar into trying to avoid or disable the camera before committing a crime. It can be a good idea to place your camera somewhere that it isn’t very noticeable or is even partially hidden. It might … Continue reading Where To Hide Your Indoor Security Cameras