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Have Dads' DIY Skills Declined... Or Evolved?

Jun 06, 2019

A new poll indicates that younger Dads are less inclined than their fathers' generation to roll up their sleeves and tackle "traditional" DIY tasks at home. What's changed?
Are You a Managing Mom? We're Here to Help.

May 11, 2019

Are you an energetic, upbeat, expert manager with a strong track record in logistics, planning, social networking and general problem-solving ? Do you also go by "Mom"? If so, this technology is for you.
This Back-to-School Essential Keeps Delivering all Year

Aug 07, 2018

With an array of smart, after-school safeguards for your kids, our smart home security technology gives you peace of mind throughout the school year, and for years to come.
Five Reasons to Make Your Summer Party Co-Host

Jun 29, 2018

Next time you host friends and family for a summer cookout, enlist some hi-tech help from's smart home security technology.
Let's Hear It for Dads

Jun 08, 2018

Hey dads. We're big fans of what you do, and our home security technology is here to help.
Four Seasonal Stresses that Helps You Solve

Dec 01, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but the holidays also come with their share of worries. Protect your peace of mind with our proactive security technology.
Reducing After-School Worries with Smart Home Security

Sep 08, 2017

With convenient front door security, and the ability to supervise things from a distance, helps take the worry out of your tween arriving home on their own.
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.
How Protects Your Family When You're Not There

Jun 15, 2017

Being a dad means that when you're away from home, you worry. Stay more connected and keep things secure with a smart home security system.
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.
Are Your Kids Full of Surprises? Has You Covered.

Jan 05, 2017

When you're a parent, life is full of surprises. Some are cute; others have consequences. With's Unexpected Activity notifications, you'll have an early warning system that helps you minimize any trouble.
Five Smart Ways to Make Your Holiday Guests Feel Welcome

Dec 16, 2016

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.
Smart Parenting: When You Shop for Home Security, Get Smarter

Nov 08, 2016

Are you ready to shop for a security system to keep your kids safer? Make sure you don't compromise on these essential features.
Smarter Parenting: Three Smart Home Essentials for New Moms

Oct 31, 2016

Neither of Stephanie's kids were good sleepers as infants. Looking back, things might have been easier with a few of the smart home technology fixes available to new moms today.
Smarter Parenting: How I Created a Safer Home With

Oct 14, 2016

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.
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.
Four Essential Back-to-School Alerts for Parents

Aug 26, 2016

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.
The Five Stages of Smart Home Parenting

Aug 03, 2016

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.
Research: What Do Homeowners Really Want From the Smart Home?

Jul 12, 2016

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.
When Kids Get Crazy in Summer, Smart Home Security Can Help

Jul 07, 2016

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.
Parents: Here Are 17 Reasons You'll Love a Smart Home

May 06, 2016

What do an smart home and a perfectly behaved child have in common? You'll be surprised.
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.
How to Create a Santa Alert For Your Kids

Dec 21, 2015

Add a touch of smart home magic to Christmas morning with this five-minute project.
How to Create a Smart Nursery, Simply

Dec 09, 2015

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.
Three Tips for a Smart Thanksgiving at Home

Nov 20, 2015

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How A Smart Home Makes Business Travel Better

Apr 03, 2015

Business travel can be stressful but a Smart Home lightens the load. It keeps you connected to your home and family, makes it easy to check in, and keeps everything secure until you come home.
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: "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 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 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.
Eight Tips to Secure Your Home for Holiday Travel

Dec 19, 2014

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.