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How Helps Summer Scheduling Horrors Disappear

Jul 14, 2017

Just when you thought it was safe to relax... your kids' summer activities arrived. But there's a new technology that can help.
Why Is A Date Night Essential

Feb 10, 2017

Are you getting date night nerves again now that you're a parent? A smart home security system would help you put those babysitting worries at ease.
Announcing Insights Engine: Your Home's Newest Proactive Safeguard

Jan 04, 2017

At CES 2017, we announced our Insights Engine, a proactive, intelligent new safeguard for your family that recognizes and responds to unexpected activity around your home.
Five Smart Things You Can Do with a Video Doorbell

Dec 08, 2016

It's a doorbell, a video camera, and a two-way communications device all wrapped into one—and it gets even better when it's installed as part of a smart home security system.
Alarm com Review: Staying Connected to Home

Sep 30, 2016

Returning to work after the arrival of a baby is nerve-wracking—even if your mom is looking after things at home. Nicole and Brad conquered their nerves with smarter home security.
Smarter Parenting: How I Banished FOMO With

Sep 28, 2016

Stephanie used to love hearing from her babysitter about what her kids had done all day, but also wished she could see it for herself. Now, her technology makes it possible.
Meet Your Home's Smartest Defenseman

Apr 02, 2016

Smarter home security from detects threats and bad situations for both your home and family, and responds with sophisticated proactive safeguards.
Smart Home Etiquette for Couples: An Expert Guide

Feb 11, 2016

Alongside the life-changing benefits of smart home technology come some interesting etiquette dilemmas. We teamed up with relationship expert Rachel DeAlto to help you navigate them.
Four Common Myths About The Smart Home

Feb 10, 2016

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.
Is a Smart Home Right For You?

Nov 17, 2015

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 a Smart Home Helps You Get to Work On Time

Aug 24, 2015

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.
A Back-to-School Checklist for Smart Home Parents

Aug 19, 2015

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.
Three Ways A Smart Home Makes Life Better

Aug 17, 2015

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.
Bought a New Home? Now's the Time to Get Smart

Jul 23, 2015

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.
Video: Life In an Smart Home

Jul 21, 2015

What would life in a Smart Home look like? There's no need to look to the future for the answer: millions of homeowners are already enjoying it. Here's a day in the life of a Smart Home.
Why Parents and Teens Will Both Love Smart Home Security

Jul 15, 2015

As your teen spreads their wings to greater independence, how do you ensure that they're safe without compromising their new-found freedom? Smart Home technology can help you both.
How a Smart Home Makes Your Whole Family Happier

Jul 13, 2015

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.
You Should Smarten Up Your Yard This Year

Jul 01, 2015

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

Jun 16, 2015

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

Jun 08, 2015

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.
Watch Your Whole Home from the Couch with our Amazon Fire TV app

Jun 03, 2015

Our latest app, created for Amazon Fire TV, brings your video monitoring to the most convenient screen in the house, with up to four simultaneous video streams from around your home.
Neighborhood, You'll Have To Cool Yourself

May 20, 2015

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.
Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Garage

May 12, 2015

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.
Try our Apple Watch App: Demo and Video

Apr 24, 2015

The first Smart Home app for Apple Watch lets you control your entire Smart Home from your wrist. Here's a quick preview of the app in action.
Secure Your Home In One Touch With Actionable Alerts

Apr 22, 2015

The best reminders are ones that come with an instant solution. With, that's simple, thanks to our app's new actionable notifications.
Want a Smart Home? You Don't Have to Go It Alone

Apr 15, 2015

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.
Video: Five Simply Smart Things Does For You

Mar 26, 2015

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!
How Smart Home Security Makes Your Vacation More Relaxing

Mar 19, 2015

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.
READ MORE Review: The House Is Protected While I'm Away

Mar 17, 2015

"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."
READ MORE Review: "Peace of Mind Is Priceless"

Mar 06, 2015

When Chi Chi and Tembile experienced an attempted burglary two years ago, they began researching wireless security systems for their home. They found and never looked back. Here's their video review.
How Smart Home Security Keeps You Aware and Worry-Free

Mar 05, 2015

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.
Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

Mar 03, 2015

Home security systems have come a long way recently. Compared to traditional systems,'s Smart Home Security systems are more secure, more useful, and more convenient, offering better protection and new features that old systems simply couldn't provide.
How to Start Your Day Better With

Feb 26, 2015

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.
Video: Three Smart Home Animal Tales from

Feb 18, 2015

A Smart Home should make life better for every member of your family, including your pets. From video check-ins to nighttime feeding, an system lets you look after your animals in new and wonderful ways. Check out these three true stories!
Why Do Users Love Their Smart Homes?

Feb 12, 2015

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…
Five Helpful Things's Geo-Services Does For You Proactively

Feb 06, 2015

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.
Lose Your Keys… and Gain Total Access Control With

Feb 02, 2015

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.
Five Resolutions That a Smart Home Helps You Keep

Jan 05, 2015

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 Automation Rules for a Great Holiday

Dec 23, 2014

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.
The Most Powerful App for Your Home

Sep 19, 2014

Whether you have an interactive security system or a range of home automation devices like thermostats, video cameras, garage doors, lights and locks, you can control and automate them all through our mobile app.