Home Alone: Monitoring Your Kids after School

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The school season can be a stressful one for parents with older children, as they’re stuck at work (or traffic, bleh) while their children are home alone after school. It’s not the ideal situation and for many parents, it can be worrisome. There’s good news though: there are plenty of ways you can protect, monitor…

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Don’t Settle for Second-Rate Service from Your Alarm Company

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When you make the commitment to protect your home and family with a monitored home security system, there are plenty of points to weigh in the decision. Some of those factors include the following: How is the system monitored? The best alarm companies only offer cellular monitoring, as it’s the most robust, most reliable, and…

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Study Shows Home Security Comes Before Home Automation

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With so much attention being paid to the “Smart Home” these days, there are many in the alarm industry who contend that it’s actually monitored home security which forms the basis for much of the smart home demand. In other words, homeowners want first to feel protected, and then they can focus on feeling connected as…

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National Fire Prevention Week

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As the temperature outside drops, people are turning off the air conditioning and cranking up the heat. And since we’re right in the middle of National Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11), there’s no better time to remind ourselves why it’s important to be cautious when using space heaters, furnaces, fireplaces and other methods for heating…

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Another Comcast Customer Encounters Serious Problems

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For some time we’ve referred to them as the “New Entrants” – the cable and telco providers (Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, AT&T) who now offer bundled service packages that include residential home alarm services, and even home automation. It’s gotten hard to escape their TV ads, but we understand that these companies are encountering serious…

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