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If you're considering a wireless home alarm system, Frontpoint is a great option. Frontpoint is one of the leading wireless home security system providers in the nation. Let's take a look at Frontpoint's equipment and service and see how they stack up against other home security options
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It’s only natural to feel like your safety is compromised while your home is being gutted for renovations. Ironically, the construction your home is undergoing might even enhance its security, like the addition of a carport that conceals high-end vehicles or a guest house that doubles as a storage unit for valuables. But the process of making these changes can cause inherent safety risks. Your walls are being torn down and your property is being swarmed with strangers each day. That’s why adding security cameras during construction, or re-positioning your current ones to monitor the work area, can be very helpful. Here are 7 reasons you should use surveillance cameras during construction. Finding safety issues Reviewing the surveillance footage from the construction area can help you identify safety weak points caused by the work. If there is a massive hole in the wall facing the street, that can be an enticing entryway for potential burglars. Ask workers to cover this hole up at the end of each day, and arm that area with extra motion sensor alarms and lights. Monitoring entryways While… Read more

Online shopping makes buying holiday gifts so much more convenient. You don’t need to struggle through the mall crowds, stand in line to check out, or deal with pushy retail associates. Plus, when you online shop, you can easily check multiple sites to compare prices and find coupon codes. The one issue with this otherwise simple way to shop is this: rather than you personally bringing your purchases home, UPS, FedEx, or another delivery company does it for you. And the packages on your porch can pile up quickly around this time of year, which is a rather enticing sight for package thieves. Here are ways to use your home-automated system to prevent package theft this holiday season. Activate perimeter motion sensor alarms Activate perimeter motion sensor alarms around your property, both when you’re at home and when you aren’t. Just because you’re there doesn’t mean you’re monitoring the porch, aware of every package that arrives—and every thief that takes an interest. Perimeter alarms will notify you each time anyone enters your property. So if it’s UPS, you can grab… Read more

The weather outside may be frightful to you, but it could be a welcome sight to burglars who take advantage of winter conditions to break into homes. While you’re busy keeping your pipes from freezing and scraping ice from your car’s windshield, burglars are busy planning their entry into your home. It can be hard to monitor your property’s security when you’re worried about all the other maintenance winter weather brings. Here is how winter weather affects your safety and security systems. Snow on camera lenses Should snow build up on your camera lenses, then any footage they captured won’t be much good. Position your cameras under a ledge or inside a box that protects them from snowfall. Check your cameras regularly, and if you see that snow has fallen on the lenses, wipe it away. Cracked camera lenses If temperatures drop too low, your camera lenses can freeze and crack. It could be a good idea to keep cameras capturing outside activity, inside the house, and simply have them facing a window. Or, consider putting them inside an insulated… Read more

If you’re that house on the block who takes extreme pride in your holiday decorations, then you may be setting up your ladder to string twinkles lights all around your roof, blowing up those giant inflatable displays, and getting your snow machine ready. Decorating your property can bring cheer to the whole neighborhood, and really gets everyone in the festive spirit. Major holiday decorations can interfere with your regular security system, though, as well as pose a few safety hazards. Let’s take a look at those risks, so you can avoid them, while still enjoying your decorations. Inflatable reindeer Those larger-than-life inflatable reindeer that flap in the wind on your front lawn always make children smile, but they also trick your motion sensor property alarms. If one decoration flops too far over the perimeter, it can activate your alarm. Set these up in a place where they cannot interfere with motion sensors. Power surges Between motor-powered displays and twinkle lights, your decorations require quite a bit of power. This can, unfortunately, cause a power outage that means not only your… Read more

You’ve offered to host the Thanksgiving meal this year. That’s very generous of you as it’s a big financial and time commitment. However, it’s nice to have all of your loved ones around your table, and guests are usually willing to contribute side dishes and help clean up. Just remember that you’re responsible for the safety of your guests. On a night where you may have a deep fryer running and plenty of wine pouring, that task is harder than it sounds. Once everyone arrives, you’ll be distracted by chitchat and requests for beverages so it’s best to secure your home while it’s still quiet. Here are ways to make your home safe for Thanksgiving guests. Put away precious silverware If you have precious silverware, champagne glasses, or other items you don’t want people using this evening, lock those away. When guests are hungry or thirsty, they may grab the first piece of dishware they find on a shelf, but they may accidentally break the champagne flutes you received as a wedding gift. Add the necessary instructions You’re familiar with… Read more