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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.
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.
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.
Do You Want Energy Savings, Or Comfort? Or… Both?

7/15/2016 12:00:00 am

Do you think a smart thermostat should just save you energy? Or, do you think it should give you enhanced comfort as well? If you're in the ‘both' camp, you're not alone.
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.
READ MORE Review: A Severe Weather Alert Saved Our Lives

5/7/2015 12:00:00 am

One year ago, a powerful tornado hit central Arkansas. Randy Norman lived directly in its path. He credits our Severe Weather Alerts service with helping save his and his family's lives.
How a Smart Home Gives You Time Back

2/29/2016 12:00:00 am

Did you enjoy your extra day this year? How would you like one every single year?
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.
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.
READ MORE Review: The Alert Saved My Dogs; The Monitoring Saved My House

10/9/2015 12:00:00 am

When Benjamin's system detected a fire at his home, it instantly alerted both him and his monitoring station – enabling him to save his dogs, and firefighters to save his and his neighbors' homes.
Four Ways to Use an Smart Thermostat

7/25/2018 12:00:00 am

With the intelligence of a smart home security system behind it, our Smart Thermostat understands your home and your needs - giving you more ways to save energy and stay comfortable.
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.
How Makes the Smart Thermostat Smarter

5/20/2016 12:00:00 am's Smart Thermostat always knows whether you need precision comfort or energy savings, because it shares a 'brain' with the most insightful piece of technology in your home.
Enjoy Precision Comfort With Temperature Sensors

11/30/2015 12:00:00 am

Remote temperature sensors enable the Smart Thermostat to give you precisely tailored comfort and energy savings, optimized for your home and lifestyle. Here's a quick guide.
Five Resolutions That a Smart Home Helps You Keep

1/5/2015 12:00:00 am

New Year's resolutions can be hard work - but a smart home can do a lot of it for you. From focusing more on the things that matter, to going green and saving energy, here are five popular resolutions that a smart home will help you succeed with.
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.
Three Ways A Smart Home Makes Life Better

8/17/2015 12:00:00 am

The world is waking up to the benefits of the Smart Home. A new report says that users enjoy more money, more time and less worries – and that nine out of ten would recommend it to others.
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.
Which US Cities Have the Most Connected Homeowners?

7/28/2016 12:00:00 am

As the smart home platform powering millions of smart homes in the USA, we have a unique perspective on how homeowners are adopting and using connected technology. Here's an example.
Neighborhood, You'll Have To Cool Yourself

5/20/2015 12:00:00 am

Are you wasting energy by running your AC with a door open? Not with, you're not. Our new smart thermostat puts an end to this age-old source of wasted energy.
Four Ways Can Protect Your Household Budget

1/3/2018 12:00:00 am

Engineered to make your home more secure and more efficient, our smart security technology helps safeguard you from high bills and a range of costly emergency repairs.
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 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.
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.
Three Smart Ideas to Keep Your Dog Comfortable This Summer

7/3/2017 12:00:00 am

When you're out enjoying fireworks, cookouts and summer travel, a smart home security system can help you ensure that your dog is happy and comfortable at home.
Stay Cool, Dads: A Video Message From

6/14/2016 12:00:00 am

Hey dads: do you get heated about your AC bill when your kids leave the door open? We feel your anguish - and we built you a smart solution.
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.
This Small Device Can Fix Your Summer "Hot Room" Problem

8/3/2017 12:00:00 am

Most thermostats only know the temperature of the room they're in, which leads to discomfort when summer temperatures heat up your house.'s smart thermostat has the solution.
Why Is a Move-In Essential

5/19/2017 12:00:00 am

A modern security system doesn't just give you peace of mind. It also takes care of many everyday problems around your home, making an instant impact on your new home's to-do list.
Smart Homeowners News Roundup: May

5/31/2016 12:00:00 am

Stay safer, cooler and more comfortable this summer with May's smartest homeowners' tips, courtesy of's service provider network and other experts from around the Web.
Five Unique Ways Protects Your Second Home

9/9/2014 12:00:00 am

You can still keep tabs on your home away from home during the off-season. Here are five ways protects your second home when you're not there.
Bought a New Home? Now's the Time to Get Smart

7/23/2015 12:00:00 am

If you're a newly-minted homeowner considering which improvements to make first, the benefits of Smart Home technology make it a strong contender for your budget.
Smart Home Security Should Be Your First Home Improvement

3/18/2016 12:00:00 am

Buying your first home this year? Already have some home improvement ideas competing for your budget? We'd like to add one to the top of the list.
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.
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.
Why Smart Devices Don't Make a Smart Home

11/9/2015 12:00:00 am

A true smart home is a bit like a good football team. Each player - or connected device - has specialized skills, but they can only win games by working together. That requires a good coach.
The Smart Homeowner's Roundup: April

4/29/2016 12:00:00 am

Enjoy April's smartest home security and safety tips, courtesy of our dealer network and other experts from around the Web.
Eight Tips to Secure Your Home for Holiday Travel

12/19/2014 12:00:00 am

Travelling for the holidays? You'll enjoy your break more with the peace of mind that your home is safe and secure, thanks to your security system powered by These tips will help get you started.
Five Homeowner Horrors Protects You From

10/28/2015 12:00:00 am

With Halloween on the way, here's a true spooky story about a haunted house with a grisly secret in the basement…
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…
How to Be a Smarter Homeowner with Your Tax Refund

4/10/2017 12:00:00 am

The average tax refund is $3,000, which makes April home improvement time for many. But don't sign for that granite countertop until you've considered a smart home upgrade first.
Video: Five Simply Smart Things Does For You

3/26/2015 12:00:00 am

The list of things a Smart Home can do for you is long. Here's an opportunity to discover some of them without reading. Enjoy these short videos of some of's most popular features!
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.
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.
Five Advantages of Building Your Smart Home on

4/4/2016 12:00:00 am

There are two ways to enjoy the benefits of smart home technology. You can go it alone via the retail route, or you can get a fully supported solution like Which is the right choice for you?
Research: What Do Homeowners Really Want From the Smart Home?

7/12/2016 12:00:00 am

Our new survey of 1000+ homeowners indicates that ‘going it alone' with standalone devices is out, simplicity, security, comfort and a professionally-supported experience are in as the smart home goes mainstream.
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.
Make Life Easier with's Geo-Services

9/14/2018 12:00:00 am

Geo-Services is a smart, easy feature that does helpful things around your house when you're leaving home or on your way back. Here's how it works and what it can do.
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.
Three Tips for a Smart Thanksgiving at Home

11/20/2015 12:00:00 am

Between turkeys, guests and kids, hosting Thanksgiving at home can get a little hectic. The good news is that your smart home has some helpful tricks that can make things easier.
Parents: Here Are 17 Reasons You'll Love a Smart Home

5/6/2016 12:00:00 am

What do an smart home and a perfectly behaved child have in common? You'll be surprised.
How a Smart Home Makes Your Whole Family Happier

7/13/2015 12:00:00 am

The Smart Home has recently become family-friendly. It's easy to operate, affordable and professionally installed, with benefits that every member of your family will love. Let's take a look.
Seven Reasons Smart Homeowners Love

1/11/2017 12:00:00 am

Considering a new security system this year? Join these seven users - and millions of others - who protect their homes and families with smart home security.
Don't Want To Install A Smart Home? You Don't Have To.

11/11/2014 12:00:00 am

Connected home systems can be incredibly powerful, but also complicated to set up. Installation can be one of the biggest barriers to getting started, with even individual "smart" devices requiring expertise to set up. When it comes to installing your smart home, we think "pro" is the way to go.
When Kids Get Crazy in Summer, Smart Home Security Can Help

7/7/2016 12:00:00 am

Your children spend more time at home during summer, which probably means more unsupervised time around the house. Don't worry: will help you keep an eye on things.
Introducing "Scenes": One-Button Control for Your Whole Home

5/11/2016 12:00:00 am

Ever wished you had a magic button that automatically took care of things around the house for you? With, you have it - and you can create as many different ones as you like.
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.
Three Burglary Prevention Insights for Smart Homeowners

10/26/2016 12:00:00 am

The USA's burglary rate dropped by 7.8 percent last year. To play your own part in this welcome trend, protect your home and your neighborhood with smart security technology.
The Advantages of a Wireless Security System

4/13/2015 12:00:00 am

By untethering your home from old, wired security technology,'s wireless Smart Home Security solution makes life safer, smarter and more efficient. Here's why it's best to go wireless.
How Home Security Is Taking Charge of the Smart Home

1/5/2018 12:00:00 am

Security systems used to have one job. Today, they're one of the most versatile and useful technologies in the modern home. How did that happen?
How Makes the Holidays Cozier

12/20/2017 12:00:00 am

Whether you prefer a crackling fire and a book, or a house filled with friends and loved ones, you'll love how smart home security enhances your home's holiday comfort.
Keep Your Vacation Home Safe All Year with Smarter Home Security

9/5/2016 12:00:00 am

When you leave your vacation home this year, how will you keep it safe? Give yourself peace of mind this fall and all year round with a smart home security system powered by
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.
What Is a Contact Sensor?

11/12/2015 12:00:00 am

Originally designed to catch an intruder opening a door or window, this small smart home device can now trigger smartphone alerts, turn your lights on, and even control your smart thermostat.
Three Ways a Smart Home Security System Protects Your Community

10/20/2015 12:00:00 am

Your smart home security system is bound to impress your neighbors - especially when they learn that it makes their homes safer too.
Smart Home For Beginners: Smart Home Security

12/2/2016 12:00:00 am

Protecting your home and family is the most popular reason for buying smart home technology. The gold-standard solution is the platform-powered smart home security system.
Seven Questions for Choosing the Best Home Security System

5/31/2018 12:00:00 am

Picking the right home security system can be confusing. To simplify things, use these seven essential questions to arrive at the smartest choice.
What's the Smartest Choice in Home Security?

9/20/2017 12:00:00 am

Everything is being reinvented these days. Home security is no different: since we reinvented it in 2000, we've been innovating non-stop to make our security solution the smartest choice.
How to Create a Smart Nursery, Simply

12/9/2015 12:00:00 am

You don't need to go wild with gadgets to benefit from the high-tech parenting trend. A smart home security system can give your baby's nursery all the technology it needs.
How Protects You from Fire and Other Elements

10/5/2015 12:00:00 am

Traditionally, a home security system protected you from a single threat: intruders. Smart Home Security protects you against a wider range of dangers and challenges, including harmful environmental elements within your home.
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.
Five Automation Rules for a Great Holiday

12/23/2014 12:00:00 am

The holidays may be all about your favorite traditions, but advanced smart home technology from can make your season safer and smarter. With these home automation tips, you'll get more from your system and more time to relax and enjoy your holidays too.
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...
A Back-to-School Checklist for Smart Home Parents

8/19/2015 12:00:00 am

Back-to-school time comes with big changes to schedules and new concerns for parents. With Smart Home Security from, your child coming home safely is less likely to be one of them.
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.
Four Common Myths About The Smart Home

2/10/2016 12:00:00 am

Smart home technology will become mainstream this year, but certain myths about it persist. Don't let them hold you back from discovering the benefits.
The Smart Home Deal You Don't Want To Miss

11/10/2017 12:00:00 am

Looking for a great holiday deal on a smart home device? service providers offer even better value - and not just on Black Friday.
How Smart Could Your Man Cave Be?

2/2/2017 12:00:00 am

From refrigerator security to precision temperature comfort, a state-of-the-art, fully automated man cave is within your reach when you upgrade to an home security system.
You Should Smarten Up Your Yard This Year

7/1/2015 12:00:00 am

Thinking about your next big yard project? Give the landscaping a rest and add some Smart Home technology instead. It could be your yard's most remarkable feature.
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.
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.
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.
Smart Parenting: When You Shop for Home Security, Get Smarter

11/8/2016 12:00:00 am

Are you ready to shop for a security system to keep your kids safer? Make sure you don't compromise on these essential features.
The Best of 2016: An End of Year Blog Wrap-Up

12/30/2016 12:00:00 am

As 2016 turns into 2017, here's a chance to check out some of this year's Blog highlights you may have missed. We wish you a safe, smart and happy new year!
Where's Your Cold Room?

12/3/2015 12:00:00 am

Does your home have a room that's always cooler than the others? Put the blankets and space heaters away: we have a smarter solution.
READ MORE Review: The House Is Protected While I'm Away

3/17/2015 12:00:00 am

"It's great peace of mind to know that your house is secure," says Keith, who owns a home in Florida but lives and works overseas. "I can check the status of my security system, get real time alerts and see what's been happening in my home from anywhere in the world."
How Many Contact Sensors Does Your Security System Need?

10/13/2017 12:00:00 am

The more contact sensors you have connected to your system, the more safe and secure your home will be. And they're not just for catching burglars.
Five Reasons to Make Your Summer Party Co-Host

6/29/2018 12:00:00 am

Next time you host friends and family for a summer cookout, enlist some hi-tech help from's smart home security technology.
Take a Video Tour of the Demo House

11/1/2017 12:00:00 am

Take a stroll through leafy Falls Church, VA, this fall, and you might discover something unexpected: a fully-automated, state-of-the-art smart home nestled into a picturesque suburban street.
How to Choose the Best Security System

9/15/2017 12:00:00 am

Choosing your new security system can be time-consuming, but with so many benefits on offer, it's essential to get right. Use this checklist of essential features to make the best choice.
Let's Hear It for Dads

6/8/2018 12:00:00 am

Hey dads. We're big fans of what you do, and our home security technology is here to help.
Smarter Parenting: How I Created a Safer Home With

10/14/2016 12:00:00 am

Even a parent's intuition can't anticipate every plot hatched by curious kids. Stephanie's smart home security system is her back-up safeguard, giving her a "sixth sense" for danger.
The 2017 End of Year Blog Wrap-Up

12/27/2017 12:00:00 am

With new product launches and stories including Insights Engine, new voice control options, and the smartest house on the block, it's been a newsworthy year at
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.
There's a Smarter Way to Irrigate Your Lawn

5/15/2018 12:00:00 am

We've integrated connected irrigation controllers from top manufacturers Rain Bird and Rachio into our smart home platform, enabling you to remotely control and monitor your irrigation from your app.
How Smart Home Security Protects You From Rain and Storms

4/21/2016 12:00:00 am

Spring thunderstorms can bring flooding, downed trees and even tornadoes to your neighborhood with little warning. helps your home stay protected and connected.
Meet Your Home's Smartest Defenseman

4/2/2016 12:00:00 am

Smarter home security from detects threats and bad situations for both your home and family, and responds with sophisticated proactive safeguards.
Four Easy, Useful Alerts You Should Know

1/27/2017 12:00:00 am

Enjoy better peace of mind and early awareness of potential problems by setting up these easy smart home security alerts from