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
Now that we’re fully in the swing of Spring, it’s a great time to get outdoors and spend some time in the fresh air and hear the birds singing. While you’re spending time outside, you won’t have to worry about what’s going on in your home if you have smart home security. You don’t need to go far to have a fun activity that is … Continue reading Get Outdoors with Peace of Mind
Spring is known for unexpected and severe weather. From tornados to thunderstorms and potential flooding, it’s time to get prepared in case a storm strikes where you are. Being aware of what’s coming and taking the necessary steps to protect yourself are both very important steps. There are many ways you can be made aware of oncoming storms. Most smartphones have weather alerts that come … Continue reading Prepare for Spring Storms
As you’re getting your lawn ready for summer, make sure that the answer to each of the following questions is not “yes”. If your yard has any of these risk factors, you should consider beefing up your security: Do you have a spare key hiding under a rock? Do you have a large amount of lawn furniture left out all summer long? Do you sometimes … Continue reading Is Your Lawn a Security Risk?
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
You’ve probably spent time making your home look appealing, but how often have you considered what your house looks like to a potential burglar? It’s possible that you don’t even know that your home looks like an easy target! We have some suggestions for you to address this issue. One of the most important things you can do is make sure that potential burglars don’t … Continue reading Does Your Home Look Like An Easy Target?
With spring comes the opportunity to open your windows and get some fresh air flowing through your house. If you live in a climate that has cold winters, getting to open up the windows again can be a nice treat and a sign of spring. National Window Safety Week, recognized from April 5-11, is a time set aside by the National Safety Council to make … Continue reading Top 4 Areas of Window Safety
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
It’s National Puppy Day! If you are thinking about getting a new puppy, it’s important to be prepared. You’ll have a lot of work to do when you bring your new furball home. What do you need before you bring him or her home? Here’s a list of things to stock up on. Talk to a vet about any questions you have about supplies for … Continue reading New Puppy Checklist
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