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The only screaming you should be doing on Super Bowl Sunday is at the Seahawks or Patriots and certainly not at the fact that your home was robbed during your party. But there are plenty of security hazards that come with the territory of throwing a Super Bowl bash, including the front door that you probably left unlocked for hoards of people, the loud volume of the TV covering up the sounds of suspicious activity, the strangers that attend as your guests’ +1's, your address that is circling around on invitations, and how could we forget, the exuberant amounts of alcohol available. Here are some ways an automated security system can prepare your home for Super Bowl Sunday. Set up automatic locks on private areas After a few beers, you may not be in the condition to wander your house, making sure you locked the door to your safe, your bedroom, the garage and other areas that might contain valuable items. Set up automatic locks scheduled to lock during your party, so you don’t have to worry about it. Pre-heat the oven… Read more
Your vacation home is supposed to be just that: a vacation from responsibilities, routines, and worries. In many ways, a home-automated security system can also provide you a vacation from your worries; so, it makes perfect sense to install one in your vacation home. You shouldn’t have to check on and tend to your vacation house as often as you do your regular one—that’s the whole point of it being a vacation home. Here is how a home-automated security system can keep your vacation home safe, so it’s one less thing to worry about when you’re not on vacation, and it’s ready for you when you arrive. Fix issues before you go on vacation Nothing ruins a vacation like realizing the oven isn’t working or a window broke. With the advanced surveillance cameras on home-automated systems, you can explore your vacation house from the screen on your wireless device. You can spot things that need to be fixed in advance, so that you can send a repair person over to handle those before you arrive for your vacation. Fire and… Read more
If you live with a disabled person, you probably do all you can to ensure his or her safety and create a home environment that makes his or life a little bit easier. But you can’t be by that person’s side at every moment, and the moments you can’t are when an automated security system can step in. The features of an automated security system can not only give you a little more peace of mind but it can also give the person with a disability a greater sense of independence, allowing him or her to move more freely throughout your home without worry. Make sure danger areas are closed off If there are stairs in your home and you live with a person in a wheelchair, you can face a major safety hazard. You can of course install doors at the top of staircases to reduce the risk that the disabled individual should go down these, but what if someone accidentally leaves one of these doors wide open? Door chimes can alert you to when doors or gates installed… Read more
Police sirens are not exactly the type of bells you want to hear when you ring in the New Year, but with the likelihood of burglaries increased during the holidays, it’s a distinct possibility. If your 2015 kicked off with you filing reports and cancelling credit cards after a home invasion, here are some risks to be aware of when you ring in 2016 so that it doesn’t happen again. Cabs are difficult to get If you spend your New Year’s Eve away from home and drink a lot, you probably need a cab home. But cabs on even a regular night are difficult to get between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. (shared ride services like Uber and Lyft released reports showing these were extreme peak hours for their business). Try to call a cab during those hours on a holiday and you often have to wait an hour or more. If you wait hours for a cab, you get home much later than planned. Maybe you let your babysitter go home because she was tired of waiting,… Read more
Living far from civilization comes with a wonderful serenity. In most cases, living far from other people puts you further away from crime, too. However, living in the middle of nowhere also means that, in the rare instance your home is in danger, it can have much more devastating effects than if you were a block away from a police station, or even a neighbor who could help. Here are some ways a home security system can keep you safe when you live in the middle of nowhere. Watch the road If you live in the middle of nowhere, you don’t tend to get unexpected guests. The road that runs by your house is probably only meant to lead to your house, so you should be aware of any cars traveling down it. Home security systems have extremely sophisticated surveillance cameras that can zoom far so you can see vehicles approaching your home, and even see in the dark. Through your system, you can set up your cameras to notify you when someone is approaching the house. If you don’t… Read more
3Customer has 14 days from date that equipment was shipped to terminate the agreement and all services by returning the equipment in its original packaging and in like new condition. If customer returns within 14 days they will owe Protection 1 a $79 restocking fee. Monthly service charge requires you to sign a minimum of a 36 month monitoring contract (may be longer based on specific offer) starting at $41.99 per month (36-month total starting at $1,511.64). Offer applies only to new customers with satisfactory credit rating. Offer requires customer to sign up for payment via Automated Clearing House (also referred to as ACH). Equipment to remain the property of Protection One until end of initial 36 month term, at which time the customer owns the equipment.