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Smartphones as Keys for Access Control on the Rise

Mobile devices are everywhere. According to numerous sources, the number of mobile phone users alone is expected to reach over 4.7 billion in 2017. And around two out of every three business people today are using mobile devices like smartphones for an ever more diverse set of applications. What’s next? One expected trend is to read more …

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Are You Aware Of What Is Happening Out There?

Its been a long day and you’re all ready to set off to dreamland. You’re almost there when you hear a crash in the distant. Perhaps its from the front porch? But what is it? Is it a raccoon? The neighbour’s cat on a run? What? With a smart home solution in place, all of read more …

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Five Ways Smart Home System Can Cool Your Summer AC Bill

Heating and cooling a home costs the average family $900 a year, with the hot summer months accounting for a hefty chunk of that. It’s no wonder energy-saving smart thermostats are becoming so popular. A smart thermostat can react to your activity at home, determining automatically when to save energy and when to cool things down. read more …

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Introducing the new Alarm.com PowerSeries Communication Module

System Enhancement Module DSC PowerSeries™ LTE The Alarm.com System Enhancement Module (SEM) is the most cost effective and comprehensive solution to migrate compatible DSC PowerSeries PC1616, PC1832 and PC1864 panels to Alarm.com’s award-winning interactive services. Supporting the 4G LTE cellular network, the SEM ensures the longest life cycle with the most secure and reliable service. read more …

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How to Automate Small Appliances to Turn Off When You Leave Your Smart Home

When did you last have a moment of panic, after leaving the house, because you couldn’t remember whether you’d turned off the coffee pot, or some other hot appliance? For many homeowners, it happens regularly. Here is a neat tutorial by Alarm.com showing you how you can automate your small appliances to turn off when you read more …

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What To Do When Your Alarm Goes Off And You’re Home

Now that you have your security system installed, you can sit back relax right? Not just yet. Having a security system in place is the first step to ensuring the safety of your home and loved ones. What should follow next is a range of tasks such as the formation of a safety plan. You read more …

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A Useful Guide To Surveillance Cameras

It can get quite frustrating when it comes to choosing what kind of surveillance cameras one needs for their home. Previously, we wrote an article detailing the kinds of brands and product lines we offer and noted their traits individually. In this post, we thought it would be helpful to talk about what trait is best suited read more …

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What Kind Of Residential Security Camera Do I Need For My Home?

With so many options to choose from, it may get a bit overwhelming when it comes to selecting a residential security camera solution for your home. Each camera line comes with its own list of unique benefits, therefore it is imperative that you ask the rights questions and do your research before committing to a solution. read more …

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Why it is Better to Have a Smart Home Security System

Are you hesitating about whether or not to get a smart home system and finally let go of your traditional alarm system? Below is an article published by Alarm.com summarizing six reasons as why having a smart home system is better for your home. Why Get a Smart Home System If you’re feeling once bitten, read more …

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What’s New in Alarm.com’s Spring ’17 App Update?

Alarm.com comes with regular updates for its iOS and Android apps. In fact, it recently released a new update for Spring’17 with some handy fixes and cool features. Read more below to find out what’s been added and changed. Alarm.com’s Smart Home App Update Alarm.com’s latest app updates (app version 4.0.2 for iOS; and version 4.0 read more …

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What Makes A True Security Camera?

In this age of DIY, connected video cameras are the latest thing. They tend to be smaller and more powerful, with features that give you the ability to check in on your home whenever you wish, from wherever you are. However, the question then arises: are these really security cameras? If the cameras are not read more …

Alarm Systems Are Moving Away From 2G

If you do not have a landline, it is most likely that you are using a 2G compatible GSM for your wireless alarm system in order for it to communicate with the monitoring station. However, recently, there is a mandate from the CRTC that is forcing the elimination of 2G communication network. With the discontinuation of read more …

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How Smart Home Helped Homeowner Report A Break In From 2000KM Away

A Smart Home system takes home automation and security to the next level by allowing you to have access to your home no matter where you are as long as you have access to your smart phone. The Astonishing Story of a Smart Home Owner Recently, there was a story on the news featuring a homeowner read more …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go For Wireless Home Security System

We have often found our potential clients to be a litte hesitant when it comes to employing a wireless home security system. Thus, we decided to tackle the issue and help you gain some insight when it comes to wireless home security system such as the Smart home system by Alarm.com. Alarm.com’s Smart Home system read more …

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Why a Video Doorbell is More Than Just a Bell – it is a Lifeline.

As some of you may already know, the Video Doorbell is a component of a Smart Home system that allows its users to communicate with visitors at the door virtually through your smart phone. This comes in super handy when you’re not home and want to steer away any potential perpetrators by giving the illusion that read more …

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What a Day in a Smart Home Owner’s Life Looks Like

A day of a smart home owner may seem to be just like any other, full of chores, lists, errands, tasks, the list goes on… However, thanks to their smart home system the day actually tends to get better and easier. We decided it would be quite interesting to jot down the entire day of read more …

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Five 2017 Resolutions for Smart Home Owners

Happy New Years to all of our lovely readers and customers. 2016 ended up with a blast and we cannot wait to find out what wonders are in store for us in 2017. To start the new year right, we decided to round up five resolutions for a smart home owner. To Be in Control read more …

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Everything You Need to Know About Our Home Alarm Systems

It is natural for you to want the very best for your home and family members, so why compromise on their safety? Why take a gamble and hope that any property related misfortune will pass you by? Home Alarm System While you cannot spend the entire day at home with all the doors and windows read more …

Christmas Gift Guide for a Smart Home Owner

Christmas is exactly a month from now and we couldn’t be more excited. As its an occasion of giving gifts, we thought why not create a neat gift guide for a smart home owner to optimize their smart home system. Below are our top 10 picks for best items to be gifted to a smart read more …

2G Sunset: Alarm Upgrade to 3G

All SecurU customers should be aware that their alarm systems’ cellular connection may need an upgrade in the near future. Most current security systems still use a wireless 2G cellular data connection to communication signals to their respective monitoring centres. If so, they need to be upgraded to 3G technology in the coming year. Why read more …