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There's No Substitute for Professional Security Monitoring

Oct 05, 2018

When a real emergency strikes your home, you need professional assistance—even when you're as brave, quick-thinking and capable as Benjamin.
This Valentine's Day, Kindle the Romance, But Don't Burn the Dinner

Feb 12, 2018 data shows a scorching 64 percent increase in fire alarms at dinnertime on Valentine's Day. Be safe out there!
Five Ways Proactively Protects Your Home

Jan 27, 2016

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.
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.
Why a Dedicated Cellular Connection Matters

Oct 23, 2015

In the fortunately rare events where it's essential for your security system to do its job—a fire, a break-in, extreme weather—many so-called ‘security' solutions fail at their weakest point.
READ MORE Review: The Alert Saved My Dogs; The Monitoring Saved My House

Oct 09, 2015

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.
Infographic: How Protects Against Fire, CO and Water

Oct 06, 2015

When fire, carbon monoxide or water leaks threaten your home, detects, alerts and responds, giving you proactive protection and awareness that traditional security can't.
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.
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.
READ MORE Review: A Severe Weather Alert Saved Our Lives

May 07, 2015

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.
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.
The Advantages of a Wireless Security System

Apr 13, 2015

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 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 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.
Three Ways Protects Your Home In Winter Weather

Jan 21, 2015

Life inside of your home can be cozy and peaceful in the wintertime, but it also comes with some unique challenges. An Smart Home can keep you aware and in control of a whole range of cold weather situations. Here's how.
Know Your Three Types of Connected Lighting

Dec 10, 2014

This holiday season, connected lighting is a hot gift item. The term describes lighting solutions which can be controlled with a smartphone to create the perfect ambience anywhere in the home. It's a popular purchase and will be many people's first encounter with smart home technology.
Don't Want To Install A Smart Home? You Don't Have To.

Nov 11, 2014

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.