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How to Create Your First Geo-Services Alert

3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Geo-Services is a really useful feature that enables your home to proactively take smart actions based on your location. Get started with this simple step-by-step guide.
Five Helpful Things's Geo-Services Does For You Proactively

2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Imagine if your house knew when you were on your way home, and took action to ensure the perfect temperature when you arrive. With an Smart Home, this is a reality, thanks to Geo-Services, our location-based home automation feature.
Location Automation: A Deeper Look at's Geo-Services

2/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Take a look at how Geo Services,'s location-based automaton services, uses the real-time location of your smart phone to help you reduce energy waste automatically, keep your home more secure, and personalize your smart home experience to better serve every member of your family.
Secure Your Home In One Touch With Actionable Alerts

4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

The best reminders are ones that come with an instant solution. With, that's simple, thanks to our app's new actionable notifications.
How Smart Home Security Makes Your Vacation More Relaxing

3/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

It's hard to relax on vacation if you're worried about your unoccupied house. Here's how helps you stay connected and protected for peace of mind when you're away.
Five Ways Can Lower Your Energy Bills This Winter

12/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

It's time to turn up the heating and make things cozy at home. Unfortunately, that warm glow also means higher energy bills... but can help you with that.
Four Tips for Smart Holiday Travelers

12/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

With so much to remember, holiday road trips can be hectic. These last-minute tune-ups will protect you from unnecessary worries while you're on the road.
Four Smart Security Plays That Enables

2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to protecting your home, the best defense is a proactive defense. With's smarter home security, that's what you get.
Meet the Smart Thermostat!

11/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saving energy at home should be simple. With's new Smart Thermostat, it is. Here are some smart ways it achieves your perfect balance of energy savings and comfort.
Saving Energy in the Connected Home

10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM's connected home offers a variety of ways for you to save energy. We make thermostats a lot smarter and enable you to connect any power hungry appliance to our intelligent solution to run it more efficiently. We even use weather and location information to save automatically without sacrificing comfort.
What is Professional Security Monitoring?

9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

If smartphone alerts are all that's protecting your home, what happens when you're busy, or asleep? Professionally monitored smart home security is the better way to go.
Smart Home Security Versus… Unlawful Entry

5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that one third of burglaries involve no forcible entry to the home? Unlocked doors and windows are a huge security problem - but is designed to help.
Are Patriots Fans Cooler?

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Data from's smart home platform says yes: the average Massachusetts smart thermostat is set two degrees lower than its Georgia counterpart.
Four Essential Back-to-School Alerts for Parents

8/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Things get hectic in back-to-school season, and it's easy to forget small but important details as you adjust. With real-time alerts and reminders,'s got your back.
Five Ways Proactively Protects Your Home

1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

When something's wrong at home, your security system should do more than alert you. Smarter home security systems powered by keep you one step ahead of the problem.
How a Smart Home Helps You Get to Work On Time

8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

As well as protecting your home and family, a Smart Home Security system can shave precious minutes off the time it takes to get everyone out of the house in the morning.
Five Things A Smart Thermostat Should Know

7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Most smart thermostats have limited information about what you're doing, making it hard for them to react to real-time activity in your home. Here's how ours is different.
Dads, Here Are Five Ways A Smart Home Helps You Relax

6/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Being constantly vigilant around the home is a big part of being a dad. Now, we have Smart Home Security technology on our side. Here's how helps dads relax more and worry less.
Four Fast, Easy Ways to Use for Apple Watch

6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Our new app for Apple Watch makes it easier to interact with your smart home from anywhere. Here are a few everyday situations where and Apple Watch combine perfectly to make life safer, smarter and more efficient.
Security, Safety and Savings: Now That's Smart

5/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

When you think of home security, saving energy isn't the first benefit that springs to mind. However, a security-powered smart thermostat can save energy in uniquely smart ways, thanks to what it knows.
Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Garage

5/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

From protecting your car and guarding your tools, to securing a common but easily overlooked entry point to your home, a Smart Home Security system powered by has you covered.
Why Do Users Love Their Smart Homes?

2/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

With more than two million homes choosing to stay protected and connected, there are many reasons to love our technology. For Valentine's Day, we asked users via Facebook and Google+ to tell us why they love their Smart Homes. Here's what they said…
READ MORE for Apple Watch

3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Apple Watch is coming soon.  We're excited to offer a glimpse of the powerful smart home app we're creating for this innovative new device.
A Sneak Peek from ISC West at What's Coming to

4/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

As the leading platform for the connected home, we're always working on integrating new, cutting-edge connected devices into our smart home security solutions. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming soon...
Four Smart, Effortless Ways to Save Energy This Summer

6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Concerned about those high summer AC bills?'s smart home technology helps you reduce energy use automatically and stay comfortable throughout.
The Smarter Way to Beat Summer Heat In Your Home

7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

July and August are tough on your air conditioning system, your family's comfort, and your electricity bill. has a smarter, more efficient way to keep everyone cool.
Four Smarter Home Security Essentials for Your Front Door

9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Turn your front door into the smartest entrance on the block with these four essential pieces of modern home security technology.
How to Automate Small Appliances to Turn Off When You Leave

2/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Ever left the house only to suddenly panic that you left the coffee pot or another appliance on? A simple automation rule is the answer.
What Is a Smart Plug?

2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Connected devices don't have to be complex to be useful. Take the smart plug: it simply turns things on and off, but - when connected to a smart home platform - becomes a very versatile device.
How to Set an Reminder

2/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Did you remember to lock your front door this morning? Are you absolutely sure? If you had an reminder set up, you'd never worry about it again.
Five Ways Can Cool Your Summer AC Bill

5/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Our smart thermostat shares intelligence with your home's smart security system, giving you more ways to save energy automatically this summer.
How Smart Home Security Makes Your Spring Break Trip Better

3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Vacation is a time to relax. Carry a connection to home with and banish any "what if" worries that get in way of a good time.
How to Save (Even More) Energy With

8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

While a smart thermostat puts a sizable dent in the 'heating and cooling' portion of your energy bill, a fully-integrated Smart Home powered by will save you even more.
Five Times When It's Great to Be More Connected

3/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

By showing you that everything is okay at home—and letting you know right away if something's wrong— can turn your smartphone into a peace-of-mind device.
Why Smarter Home Security Is Perfect For Parents

8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to the smart home, parents are the new trendsetters, with a distinct set of expectations. If you agree with these parental smart home priorities, you'll love
Meet Our New, Smarter Thermostat

1/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

At CES 2018, we unveiled a new, smarter thermostat solution, uniquely able to help protect your home from costly emergencies including HVAC failures, floods and water damage.
Five Smart Ways to Make Your Holiday Guests Feel Welcome

12/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

If you're hosting out of-town-guests this year, follow these simple, hi-tech tips to make them feel more welcome and comfortable in your home.
Four Things You Can Safely Forget With

3/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to protecting your home, you rarely forget anything important. But when it happens, has you covered.
A Resolution Worth Keeping: Get in the New Year

12/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

What are your New Year's resolutions? Here are three big ones that smart home security can help you achieve.
Want a Smart Home? You Don't Have to Go It Alone

4/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Installing a Smart Home on your own takes expertise. You'll need to select the right devices, install, wire and configure them, and troubleshoot any issues. There's good news, though: our Smart Home Service Providers do all of it for you.
How to Start Your Day Better With

2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Are you struggling to get started in the morning right now? We don't blame you: it's been a long winter. But there is hope: turn your home into a Smart Home powered by and you'll start every day better.
What to Look For in a Connected Video Camera

12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Connected video cameras are one of the best and most enjoyable ways to keep up with what's happening at home. Today's cameras are smaller, more powerful, less obtrusive and more affordable, making them a popular holiday gift and home purchase. So which is the right smart camera for you?
Lose Your Keys… and Gain Total Access Control With

2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Security and convenience are both key benefits of the smart home – but can you have them both at the same time? The answer is a resounding ‘yes', thanks to a set of advanced Smart Home security features called access control.
Is a Smart Home Right For You?

11/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

You may have heard that Smart Homes are just for celebrities, tech enthusiasts and millionaires. Nope: they're affordable, easy to own, and come with big benefits for families.
How Smart Home Security Keeps You Aware and Worry-Free

3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Your home has a lot to tell you. Now, thanks to Smart Home security, it also has a voice. From fire alarms to teen parties, keeps you aware of everything that matters, no matter where you are, through real-time text and video alerts.
Smart Home for Beginners: Smart Locks and Access

11/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

It used to be that the more secure you made your front door, the more inconvenient it became to let people into your house. Then, smart locks arrived and changed everything.
Smart Home for Beginners: Heating, Cooling, Lighting

11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Smart thermostats and lighting give you convenient comfort and automatic energy savings. To automate your HVAC and lights with smart home technology, here's what you need to know.
The Five Stages of Smart Home Parenting

8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Welcoming children into your household is one of the most exciting times of life, and one of the greatest challenges you'll ever undertake. We'll be with you at every step.
Security is the Foundation of the Smart Home

4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

A genuinely Smart Home needs a sensory system: a network of sensors conveying accurate, relevant and real-time information so that connected devices can act intelligently. This system already exists in millions of homes. It's the Smart Home Security system.
Three Smart Home Trends from CES 2015

1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a unique opportunity to assess big trends across the technology industry. Once again, Smart Home technology had an even larger presence at the show this year, and we noticed three key Smart Home trends for 2015.
Do You Really Need a Security System Yet?

4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

From safeguarding your online shopping to welcoming overnight guests, you'll be amazed at what a modern security system can do. Discover why it's a young homeowner's essential.