Not-So-Smart Products

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When is too much, too much? That’s a good question to ask for just about anything, but it’s particularly meaningful when looking at smart products. There are item definitely worthy of getting the “smart” treatment: lights, locks, thermostats – I get it. They have a clear purpose and provide an obvious convenience to users. However,…

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A History of Home Security: Defensive Structures

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Did you know many of the home security measures we use today were originally created for war? From 30th century BC to the Middle Ages (ended in the 15th century), there were a countless number of battles as empires sought more land. And because of the constant conflict, numerous advances in defenses were made. Moats,…

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A History of Home Security: The Early Years

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Home alarm systems have been around a long time – a long, long, time. The very first “official” design, an electromagnetic alarm system, was patented in 1853! However, the very concept of protecting your home can be traced even further back in time. Humans have always placed value on their property, dating back to the…

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The World of Fake Home Security Products

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Once upon a time, I bought a pair of Jordan Brand shoes. I thought I was so cool. Unfortunately, I had unknowingly bought a pair that were fake. It took me the better part of a year before a friend notified me that the sweet shoes I’d been rocking were actually some knockoffs. I was…

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Monitoring Your Home with Cameras

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If you’re with Frontpoint, you have peace of mind knowing that your home is being professionally monitored 24/7. But as comforting as it is to know that someone is protecting your house around the clock, it’s also nice being able to do a little bit of monitoring yourself. One of the most effective methods of…

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