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Memorial Day weekend is one full of festivities like block parties, pool parties and of course barbecues. And it’s certainly not a day where you want to lock up your home to neighbors and guests, but any time you open your home you make it vulnerable. Especially when there is alcohol, fireworks and open flames on barbecues involved. Here is how to protect your home during a Memorial Day BBQ. Set automatic locks Memorial day is a patriotic time. You don’t want to turn down neighbors who’ve come over to have a beer. Maybe you want to leave your front door open so you don’t have to constantly open it for guests, or because you have food being catered. But that leaves your valuables and rooms with private documents vulnerable. Using your home automated system, you can schedule the locks on your office, your bedroom and other areas you don’t want guests wandering into. That way, you can enjoy your party without worrying about remembering (after several cocktails) to lock up your home. There is also the issue of fireworks… Read more

No one is an expert in raising teenagers. Everybody could use all the help they can get with this difficult age group. Reading all the books on parenting a teen isn’t going to help you ultimately stop them from doing whatever they want to do. But, like with most things today, technology could help you. A home automated system can help you keep an eye on your teenagers, and even save them from themselves in some instances. Here are some ways a home automated system can help you raise teenagers. Track your car There are few scarier moments as a parent than the moment you hand your newly licensed teenager the keys to your car. You used to have some control over where they went and when because you drove them there. But now, they can go just about anywhere without you knowing. Unless you take advantage of the GPS tracking system for your car that comes with a home automated system. You can see if your teen did in fact just go to the movies or if he is… Read more

You might associate home-automated systems with panic rooms and speaking to police officers through speakers in the walls. But there is a much less, well, panicked side to a home-automated system. A wireless security system not only offers security features but it also offers plenty of life-enhancing, convenient and intuitive features that let you save money and live greener—two things that go hand in hand. These systems don’t just make your house safer, but they also make them smarter. Here are some of the many ways a home automated system can help you lead a more sustainable lifestyle, both in terms of the environment and your wallet. Alarms on doors and windows Having alarms on doors and windows of course notifies you if somebody is trying to enter your house, but it can also help you save energy and control the temperature in your home. If you have the air conditioner on, for example, but left a back door open, the cooling system has to work overtime to keep up with the air being released out that back door. Alarms… Read more

Wouldn’t it be great if the name social media was an honest depiction of why people are on there—to be social? Unfortunately plenty of individuals have plenty of other motives for being on social media other than just to keep up with friends, family and colleagues. Social media is a place where we give people a glimpse into our day-to-day life. We’re not, however, always aware of whom is taking that glimpse and it can make us vulnerable. Here are some popular social media posts that can put your home security at risk. Accepting event invites Of course you want to help promote your friend’s theater performance or your cousin’s recital, your friend’s restaurant opening or your favorite band’s concert. So you share their event. But you just let complete strangers know exactly what days and hours you will not be at home. If you want to promote a friend’s event, create a private Facebook event for it and hand-select people you know to invite rather than posting it to your wall. Also be aware that often, when you simply… Read more

If you live in a building that also houses offices, businesses, restaurants and the like, that can come with the benefit of lobby security guards. But keep in mind that a small lie can usually get most people past the lobby of a commercial building. And the building you call home is also a place of business for hundreds if not thousands of strangers. Here are some things to prepare for if you are moving into a commercial building. It’s open to the public The doors are literally open to the public, since customers, clients and employees have to be able to come in and out throughout the day. Consider putting a dead bolt on your door since potential strangers can walk right up to it. The building itself might have surveillance in the building, but their cameras might go off at certain times, or even lose power. Consider setting up wireless surveillance cameras through a home security system so that even if the building power goes out, you can still capture footage on your cameras of anyone coming and… Read more