Ways to Use Alerts To Your Benefit

Many apps on your smartphone send you alerts. Sometimes they’re very valuable. For instance,  you want to know if you got a text that you need to see or a weather alert text telling you that a major storm is coming. Other times, notifications can drive you crazy and you just start to ignore them. Overall  however, notifications can be pretty handy and can offer … Continue reading Ways to Use Alerts To Your Benefit

Enable the Guardian Skill for the Amazon Echo

Guardian Protection now has a “skill” for the Amazon Echo. What does that mean? You can ask Alexa to help you out by “asking Guardian” to operate certain features of your security system for you or to check the status of some aspects of your Guardian system.  Setting up the Guardian Skill takes four steps if you already use the Guardian App. Install Your Alexa-Enabled … Continue reading Enable the Guardian Skill for the Amazon Echo

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

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

New Guardian App features on the iPhone

There has been an update to the Guardian App on iPhones, allowing you to access your system controls easier than ever. Now, basic controls from the Guardian App can be found as a widget in the “Today” section of your phone. You’ll find a quick link to choose the “Scenes” you have set up in the app. Your scenes are completely customizable from MyGuardianHome.com so … Continue reading New Guardian App features on the iPhone

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

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

Guardian How- To: Heat Detector Battery Replacement

A series of how-to videos were developed by Guardian to help our valued customers troubleshoot some common issues with their systems. The how-to videos can be found on our YouTube channel or website so that they can be accessed, whenever you need them. For example, here’s a step-by-step guide to changing the battery in your heat detectors. Take a look at the tutorials we offer. … Continue reading Guardian How- To: Heat Detector Battery Replacement