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How to Prevent Package Thefts

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The holidays have come and gone: only a few discarded trees still linger on the curb in our Washington, DC neighborhood. But while many of us may still savor memories of family gatherings and thoughtful gifts, there is one unfortunate aspect of the holiday season that remains an issue throughout the year: door package theft….

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How to Set Up Power Outage Notifications

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The Frontpoint system has many uses, including safety and home awareness. You can even use it to know if your power goes out when you’re not home! By setting up power outage notifications on your system, you’ll receive alerts when your system has lost power. You’ll first be notified when your Control Panel has been…

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How to Prepare Your Alarm System for Fall

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Since fall has started, it’s a great time to give your system a good checkup. The colder season brings higher risks of fires, leaks and freezing pipes, which makes it necessary to make sure everything is running properly. Don’t worry, you won’t have to do anything elaborate. Maintenance of your Frontpoint system is very simple….

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Where to Place the Smoke and Heat Sensor

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There’s more to your home alarm system than just intrusion detection. It’s also capable of detecting environmental hazards, such as smoke and fire. This can be very helpful, as fires can cause incredible amounts of damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), approximately 1.3 million fires were reported in the United States in…

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