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How To Prevent Package Theft with a Home Automated Security System

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 […]

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Hosting the Thanksgiving Meal – Secure Your Home Before the Guests Arrive

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 […]

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Ways to Help Your AC Work More Efficiently

It’s easy to let power bills skyrocket during the summer months. Everyone in your home is so eager to beat the heat that they set the thermostat as low as can go, and let it run all day and night. But staying cool doesn’t have to mean taking on a second job to pay for […]

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How to Make It Look Like You’re Home to the Expert Burglar

When it comes to deterring burglars and protecting your home, there’s nothing quite as effective as just being home. But you can’t always be home, so the next best thing is appearing to be home. Leaving a few lights on or keeping the television turned up when you’re away can help scare off an amateur […]

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How Your Home Automated System Can Help You Rapidly Save Energy

Families budget for mortgage payments, groceries, insurance, children’s tuition and so much more, leaving smaller bills for things like utilities (which are still expensive enough to seriously interrupt financial planning) by the wayside. Even if you don’t consider your household a wasteful one, a high utility bill can still take you by surprise. The real shame is […]

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Make Your Home Cozy This Fall with Home Automation

Everybody wants that catalog-cozy home—the one from the interior design magazines that looks like it could hug you. But the reality is that most of us walk into a home that feels cold and uninviting in the fall. It’s hard to counteract the harsh weather and early sunsets, but with a little help from your […]

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Do You Need a Home Alarm For Your Vacation Home?

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 […]

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Home Automation Technology is Perfect for Date Night

When you think home automation systems, you probably think about safety, protection and emergencies. But there is a softer side to home automation. Aside from helping you protect your home, it can help you enjoy it more, too. Here is why a home automation system is perfect for a date night. You can control the […]

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