Ingenious Ways To Rock Home Automation During The Holidays

Ingenious Ways To Rock Home Automation During The Holidays

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – turkeys and stuffing, tinsel and presents. It can also be one of the most hectic, with dinners to prepare, presents to wrap and family gatherings to host. And while you may wish you had a clone, or at least a robot helper to follow you around and take orders, technology isn’t quite there yet! But technology has come a long way in home automation, where there are safety and convenience features that can make your holiday season go a little more smoothly. These are some of the ways that a high-tech…

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Are You Making It Too Easy For Criminals To Target Your Home?

Are You Making It Too Easy For Criminals To Target Your Home?

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You live in a safe town. The lawns are manicured, the streets are clean and the kids can ride their bikes freely. Maybe you’ve even got a streetlight keeping things cozy at night. But even “safe towns” attract criminals, and for good reason – it’s where manicured lawns mean nice possessions, and kids riding bikes means, well, that there are bikes. And probably gaming systems and TVs, too. Don’t let a peaceful neighborhood lull you into complacency. You don’t need to be paranoid and looking over your shoulder, but you do need to be careful of making some of the…

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Protect Your Home And Family With Fire Prevention Tips For Fall

Protect Your Home And Family With Fire Prevention Tips For Fall

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The fall season comes with its own unique fire dangers, but with a little bit of consideration and preparation, you can sidestep some of the most common things that contribute to home fires this season. And since October is National Fire Prevention month, what better time of year to review your safety plans and make sure your home is protected? Here are some common threats to life and property and how you can be safer with some simple preventative steps. 1. Change Smoke Detector Batteries Unless you change them regularly, you’ve probably forgotten the last time you replaced a smoke…

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Criminals Target Homes With Alarm Signs: How To Avoid Being Scammed

Criminals Target Homes With Alarm Signs: How To Avoid Being Scammed

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We’ve mentioned it before, and crime studies bear it out: having a sign from an alarm company on your lawn or in windows can be a good way to deter burglars. That simple sign alone, even if you don’t have an alarm system installed or armed – can be enough to have criminals taking off for another, easier target. Now, we certainly don’t recommend faking it! A sign is nice but it won’t send up an alarm or call the police department if someone tries to break in. But we do recommend taking whatever simple steps you can to deter…

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24/7 Video Surveillance Systems For New Jersey Businesses

24/7 Video Surveillance Systems For New Jersey Businesses

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Video surveillance systems are growing in popularity for a reason, and that’s because theft and fraud are serious problems for business owners. Statistics put employee theft at over $50 billion annually. Nearly 75% of employees steal from their employer at one time or another, and more than a third are repeat offenders. If that sounds scary, consider this: it takes, on average, two years before the crime is detected. An employee may be long gone by then, along with your hard earned dollars or intellectual property. Worse, more than a third of all business bankruptcies are the result of employee…

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Prevent False Alarms And Costly Dispatch With These Security Tips

Prevent False Alarms And Costly Dispatch With These Security Tips

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Your security system is key in protecting your home and family, but false alarms are one of those unpleasant side effects that can sometimes prevent people from setting their alarm in the first place. And take it from us – we’ve known too many people who became victims of burglary because their state-of-the-art security system was left disarmed and idle. False alarms are annoying, but they can also cost you. Some towns impose hefty fees on homeowners for false dispatches, and if they recur, that can really add up. If you’re worried about false alarms and their associated inconveniences and…

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SkyBell: The Smart Doorbell For Smart Home Safety And Convenience

SkyBell: The Smart Doorbell For Smart Home Safety And Convenience

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You can do a lot from your smart phone these days. Watch movies, order a pizza, video chat with family from across the ocean – all without leaving the comfort of your couch. And now, with the Skybell, you can even answer your front door. Whether you’re home, at work, away on vacation or just out grabbing a slice instead of ordering in, you’ll always know who is ringing your doorbell so you can respond in real time. The Skybell allows you to do a lot more, too. It adds a modern convenience, and a peace of mind that your…

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Three Essential Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

Three Essential Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

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According to recent crime statistics, there is a burglary in the United States every fifteen seconds. If that sounds scary, it is! But did you also know that burglary is one of the easiest crimes to prevent? The problem is that there are still too many people who either put off securing their home, thinking their neighborhood is safe, or aren’t informed enough about their options to take simple measures that can mean the difference between becoming another statistic – or not. If you want to avoid that fate, here are some things you can do to protect yourself, your…

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Is Your Building Protected? Ask These Security Questions To Find Out.

Is Your Business Protected? Ask These Security Questions To Find Out.

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You may think your office, professional building or facility is secure. After all, you have a security system in place and the doors are locked at night. The problem is that there could be gaps that you just don’t notice with a cursory scan. That’s where a professional security audit can help. When you bring in an expert, they can review the security of your property based on criteria that draws on their years of experience in the field. They will know where to look, what to look for, and what questions to ask. Here are just a few of…

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Protect Your Business From Employee Theft With Smart Technology

Protect Your Business From Employee Theft With Smart Technology

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Before you hire new employees, you spend time learning more about them, speaking with them, evaluating their qualifications and values. It’s no small feat to entrust the welfare of your business to another person! That’s why when you do make the decision to hire someone, trust is a foundational factor. However, it’s worth considering this hard fact: according to the United States Chamber of Commerce, 75 percent of employees steal from their workplace, and most do it repeatedly. The American Society of Employers presents it another way: 20% of every dollar earned is lost to employee theft! Why Do They…

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