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The Benefits Of Motion Sensors Security To Your Home’s Safety

The Benefits Of Motion Sensors Security To Your Home’s Safety Motion sensors are security devices which are designed to detect slightest unauthorized movement on any premises. Once a motion is detected, this device will send an electric signal to the burglar alarm to alert the homeowner and avert any potential threat. And when it comes to home security, a motion detector can be an excellent tool in layering the security of your residence to keep your family safe at all…

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The Best Security Camera System Units Of 2018

A security camera is a basic component of a smart home system. And regardless if it’s being used indoors or outdoors, its features must be appropriate for the security needs of the family. After all, 52 percent of the burglaries happen during the daytime when everyone is away. And one of the best ways of catching and identifying a thief is by using a trusty security camera… So in this entry, we are going to feature 4 of the best…

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Why You Need a Smart Thermostat

Did you know that a smart thermostat can do much more than simply adjusting the temperature of your home? In fact, if you don’t have a smart thermostat, you’re missing out on the ultimate in safety and comfort. Below are just some of the reasons why smart thermostats make such positive differences in people’s homes and lives. Accuracy and Control For starters, smart thermostats are extremely accurate, especially when they’re connected to a product such as the Alarm.com Temperature Sensor….

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Keep Your Home Safe This Summer

During the summer months in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas, the weather grows warmer and draws people outside. Your children may be out of school, and if they are older, they may stay at home during the day while you are working. Or your family may be on vacation. If your children are home alone or you are all away on vacation, it is important for you to make certain that your home is protected from would-be intruders….

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What Is Z-Wave Technology, and Does It Work?

Z-Wave technology sounds like a mysterious invention from a sci-fi novel, but it’s a real thing, and it’s how many security systems operate. Z-Wave (or Zwave or Z wave) has become a standard for smart home technology and security systems. It is a “mesh system” that connects devices by using low-energy radio waves (908.42 MHz in the US, if you’re curious). A central device (usually called the hub) is necessary to set up and manage your Z-Wave network, but it…

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4 Top Smart Technology Trends in Home Automation

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Home automation has come a long way in recent years. Homeowners can control their lights, blinds, and locks using touchscreens on phones or control panels. Technology continues to develop and its use in home automation expands, growing ever-smarter and making certain tasks faster and more convenient. Here are 4 quickly developing areas of smart technology as they relate to home automation: Voice-activated Technology The rise of Amazon Alexa and other voice-activated systems have begun to make their way into the…

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Tips for Keeping your Home Safe While Selling

You’ve made a big decision. You’re going to sell your home. And you’ve made sure to take all the right steps – making small but impactful repairs, staging your furniture to be more inviting, carefully researched and selected your listing agent. Soon after your home goes on the market, you’re getting requests for showings. Lots of requests for showings. How can you keep your home and your belongings safe as you showcase everything your abode has to offer? Stow-Away All…

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Use a Smart Home System to Save Money!

Energy costs account for a significant portion of monthly costs for homeowners. Often, forgetting to adjust a manual thermostat up or down when leaving the house means the heat or air conditioning is running for hours in an empty house. That’s lots of wasted energy and wasted money that benefits no one. Using smart home technology, your family can more effectively utilize and monitor your home energy usage. Program your thermostats to adjust automatically Adjusting your home’s ambient temperature even…

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7 Top Smart Home Security Add-Ons

Even the most basic of home security systems goes a long way to helping homeowners feel safe. By adding some of the latest in smart home technology, you can take your home security system to the next level. Here are seven easy additions you can make to your existing home security system: Smart garage sensors Have you ever driven away from your house on a busy morning and you can’t, for the life of you, remember if you closed your…

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New! Qolsys 2 Security Panel

Keep Your Family Safe with Today’s Newest Technology 1st Security USA is proud to introduce our newest product, the Qolsys 2 home security panel. With 4GLTE connectivity and a built in glass break monitor, the Qolsys Panel 2 is the world’s newest and best home automation and security panel. Handling not only your home security needs, the Qolsys Panel 2 offers smart home technology and can control your garage doors, lights, thermostat, and more! What Makes the Qolsys IQ Panel…

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